By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 25, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) published articles on the VooDoo Innovations VDI Slayer and VDI Enforcer Glock 17 (G17) complete slide and barrel assemblies late last year, as we were impressed with them, particularly their good bang-for-the-buck aspect. The VDI Enforcer piece discussed an actual range T&E (Test and Evaluation) conducted by ... Read More »
Army Research Lab (ARL) developing Hardened Automonomous, Artificially-Intelligent (AI) Distributed Robot Swarms (or, Swarm Bots) for Future Electronic Warfare Environments: Will They be Ready and Capable for World War III (WWIII)?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image Credit: Lifeboat.com July 21, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has previously reported on the U.S. Deparment of Defense (DoD), DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), and the U.S. Air Force developing (mostly) autonomous, artificially-intelligent (AI) ground robot, boat and UAS/UAV/drone aircraft swarm (or, swarming) technology for future warfare applications. Specifically, we reported on ... Read More »
Xendurance Extreme Endurance Athletic Performance Enhancing Nutrition Supplements: Can it Help Turn Future Soldiers into Super Soldiers?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 18, 2017 On the transhumanist march towards the the future soldier, or rather, the super soldier, there are many interlaced and parallel components: genetic engineering and modification, “brain chip” implants for plugging into a computer matrix, biosensors and cameras, exoskeletons and “Iron Man” suits (like TALOS), individual aircraft/air-transport technology like the ... Read More »
Strike Industries SI Strike Advanced Retention System (SARS) Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR’s Holster: The Next Step Beyond the Tactical Rifle Sling! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 13, 2017 Last updated on 7/14/17. Strike Industries (SI) perhaps the most prolific/productive tactical accessories company in the United States, recently introduced a very interesting new tactical AR-15 rifle/carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) retention and carry system, or holster of sorts, that’s designed to replace the traditional tactical rifle sling (single point, ... Read More »
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 »
Happy 4th of July/Independence Day 2017 from DR! And, an Appreciation of the Declaration of Independence.
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 4, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) would just like to wish our readers and members a very Happy 4th of July/Independence Day 2017. We hope it was a really fun and safe one for you, and that you enjoyed some great BBQ (and/or burgers, and/or steaks). Thank you to all of our military ... 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 »