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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.

5.11 Tactical XPRT MultiCam Rapid Shirt Combat Shirt, Tactical Shirt and Tactical Pant: Made with NYCO Tactical No-Melt/No-Drip Cordura Nylon Ripstop Fabric Blend! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 10, 2017 As long as we’re on the subject of interesting new 5.11 Tactical products we saw at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017 we should probably mention the new 5.11 Tactical XPRT® MultiCam® Rapid Shirt combat shirt and XPRT® MultiCam® Tactical Pant combat pant, which were “developed exclusively for ... Read More »

5.11 Tactical HEXGRID Plate Carrier with HEXGRID Laser-Cut Hexagonal Load-Bearing Attachment System Matrix: PALS/MOLLE-Replacement Tactical Honeycomb Webbing for CombatTactical Gear! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 7, 2017 It’s not every day you see a new potential combat/tactical gear load-bearing attachment system replacement for ALICE and PALS/MOLLE (Pouch Attachment Ladder System/Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) webbing come along, particularly one that’s perhaps got an honest shot at it. That’s why DefenseReview (DR) found the new 5.11 Tactical HEXGRID ... Read More »

HyperStealth Biotechnology USMC OPFOR ‘Swirly’ Jungle/Woodland Combat Camo (Camouflage) Pattern Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for Visible and Near-IR Light Spectrums! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 30, 2017 HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. President/CEO Guy Cramer was kind enough to show DefenseReview (DR) the new USMC OPFOR (United States Marine Corps Opposing Force) “swirly” (or “swirling”) jungle/woodland combat camo (camouflage) pattern BDU (Battle Dress Uniform) at NDIA SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017, and the pattern looked pretty ... Read More »

A-BOM (also written ABOM) KLAIR Active Anti-Fog Ballistic Goggle Technology with Heated Ballistic Lens(es): Best Anti-Fog Ballistic Goggles? (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 28, 2017 Last updated on 6/29/17. DefenseReview (DR) recently got the chance to check out some very intresting “zero-fog” ballistic goggles at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017, made by a company called A-BOM (also written ABOM). The key to the A-BOMB goggle’s extreme anti-fog capability is their patented KLAIR ... Read More »

Boeing AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter-Mounted Raytheon High Energy Laser (HEL) Weapon Successfully Tested at White Sands Missile Range!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo Credit: Raytheon Company June 26, 2017 Last updated on 6/27/17. DefenseReview (DR) recently published a piece on the new Lockheed Martin 60kW (Kilowatt) fiber optic laser weapon, which is pretty interesting. However, as it turns out, SOCOM (USSOCOM) just tested a Raytheon HEL (High Energy Laser) on board a Boeing Apache ... Read More »

Geissele Automatics Maritime Bolt Catch/Release ‘Paddle’ Lever for Better Ambidextrous Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR Weapons Handling ! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 23, 2017 As it happens, the Geissele High Speed Selector (HSS) wasn’t the only cool new Geissele Automatics AR-15 control component DefenseReview (DR) came across at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017. We also got to check out the nicely-designed Geissele Martime Bolt Catch/release “paddle” lever that makes for much ... Read More »

Lockheed Martin 60-kilowatt (kW) Fiber-Optic Airborne Laser Weapon being Tested within 18 Months for Future Warfare Applications!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 20, 2017 Here at DefenseReview (DR), we’re big fans of military-grade laser weapons that can be used to shoot vehicles and enemy soldiers from the air (and aircraft from the ground and sea, and have been for some time, now. So, we’re always happy to read about US military laser weapons’ ... Read More »

DIUx/Kratos UTAP-22 Mako and XQ-222 Valkyrie Combat UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft: Developmental Artificially Intelligent (AI)Attack Aircraft Wingmen on Their Way for Future Warfare!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (KDSS) and Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) June 15, 2017 According to a recent Washington Post piece, it would appear that the EDI UCAV (Extreme Deep Invader Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle), featured in the 2005 film Stealth, is about to come to life as future ... Read More »

3D Printing a Strike Industries SI Megafin Featureless Grip (MFG) for AR-15 and AK-47/AKM Rifle/Carbines

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 13, 2017 As long as we’re discussing Strike Industries (SI) products, we should probably quickly mention the company’s product design and 3D printing capabilities. DefenseReview (DR) is a big fan SI’s product designs AND 3D printing tech in general, so it was quite a treat for us to watch one of ... Read More »