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David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.

6-Year-Old Kid Gets Quick Hits with Suppressed Desert Tech DT SRS-A1 Covert (Stealth Recon Scout-A1 Covert) Bullpup Anti-Materiel Sniper Rifle

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 27, 2015 This is just how easy it is to get hits quick with the Desert Tech DT SRS-A1 Covert (Stealth Recon Scout-A1 Covert) bullpup anti-materiel/sniper rifle–even a 6-year-old boy can achieve hits with it on the first shot (properly supervised, and in a safe shooting environment, of course). DefenseReview (DR) shot ... Read More »

Global Military Solutions GMS M21 Universal Heavy Mount (UHM) for Heavy Machine Guns and Cannons: The Bentley of Heavy Machine Gun/Cannon Mounts! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 27, 2015 DefenseReview (DR) got to do a few fun things during SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015), including attending a few yacht parties hosted by companies at the conference. One of these occurred on board a beautiful boat called “Algorythm” docked right outside Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi ... Read More »

DSG Technology/Mortars Inc. iMortar Ultra-Lightweight, Manpackable 60mm Mortar and Munitions Weapon System at SOFIC 2015 (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 26, 2015 While we were walking the floor at SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Industry Conference 2015), DefenseReview (DR) came stopped by the DSG technology booth to check out a new and very badass little ultra-lightweight, manpackable 60mm mortar and munitions (ammo) weapon system called iMortar. You might remember DSG Technology as ... Read More »

Prox Dynamics PD-100 BLACK HORNET PRS (Personal Reconnaissance System) Micro Helicopter Drone: Palm-Sized ‘Nano UAS’ Provides Cargo Pocket ISR Capability for Infantry Recon Ops! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 25, 2015 Here at DefenseReview (DR), we particularly appreciate tactical hardware and technology that give general infantry (or, ground infantry) and military Special Operations Forces (SOF) assaulters/operators better situational awareness at the squad level and enable them to do their respective jobs better and safer. The new Prox Dynamics (also written ... Read More »

MATBOCK VBSS Robot for Visit, Board Search and Seizure Ops: Maritime Magnetic Marvel Drives Up the Side of the Ship and Sets Your Grapnel Hook! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 24, 2015 Last updated on 5/24/15. The developmental (prototype) MATBOCK VBSS Robot is the first item DefenseReview (DR) covering from NDIA SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015), since it was one of the two most interesting products we saw at the show, and since we ended up sharing a cab ... Read More »

Fresh articles on the way from SOFIC 2015…

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 22, 2015 DefenseReview (DR) just attended SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015) in Tampa, and we saw some innovative new tactical technologies that we’ll be reporting on shortly. So, stay tuned. Don’t change that dial. Read More »

JJFU Aero-Sonic Suppressor 5.56mm Silencer/Sound Suppressor by Jesse James Firearms Unlimted for Tactical AR Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s: Meet the Silent (Metal) Squash of Death

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 17, 2015 While DefenseReview (DR) was attending the U.S. Optics Academy Long-Range Precision Rifle I course launch/writers’ event in the Southern California high desert mountains, we got the chance to view and run a new 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/.223 Rem. suppressor that really impressed us, or, blew us away (pun intended), ... Read More »

US Optics Academy Long Range Precision I: Two-Day Precision Rifle/Long Range Interdiction (Sniping) Course with US Marine Corps Sniper/Instructor Tyler Hughes in the Southern California Mountains

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 13, 2015 Last updated on 5/13/15. DefenseReview (DR) recently got back from a very interesting two-day precision rifle/long-range-interdiction (i.e., sniping) course put on by the newly-launched U.S. Optics Academy for gunwriters and other (tactical firearms)industry professionals. This was actually the first long-range precision rifle course we’ve ever taken, due to some ... Read More »

DR’s at US Optics Academy Precision Rifle Course

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 5, 2015 DefenseReview (DR) is currently up in the Southern California mountains at the US Optics Academy precision rifle event. We’ll publish some fresh articles as soon as we can. The only reason we can publish this quick heads-up is that we’re shooting from the top of the mountain at the ... Read More »