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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.

Kalashnikov USA Now Manufacturing Their Own (American-Made) AK!: The AK-47/AKM Finally Gets Fully Americanized…and It’s about Time

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 30, 2015 CNN Money is reporting that RWC out of Pennsylvania is already in production on new American-made AK’s (Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM’s) under its Kalashnikov USA brand. The CNN Money piece is a follow-up to their January 20, 2015 piece from SHOT Show 2015, about RWC/Kalashnikov USA’s plans to do exactly what ... Read More »

Atlantic Signal AS Below H2O Waterproof Diveable Tactical Headset for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Combat Divers: Deeper, Longer Tactical Comms (Communications) for Underwater Maritime Operations! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 27, 2015 Atlantic Signal (AS) recently introduced their brand new Below H2O diveable tactical headset at NDIA SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015) that allows military SOF (Special Operations Forces) combat divers to communicate at a depth of up to 33.3 feet for up to 10 hours. Using a ... Read More »

Torrey Pines Logic TPL T10 (T10-M, T10-N and T10-S) Mini Thermal Imager Combat Optic: QA/QD Thermal/IR (InfraRed) Weapons Sight Family for Gunfighting at Night! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 24, 2015 Torrey Pines Logic (TPL) recently introduced some of the coolest little combat optics DefenseReview (DR) has seen in awhile at NDIA SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015). They’re all part of the TPL T10 Mini Thermal Imager family, and include the T10-M (50° FOV, 30Hz video), T10-N ... Read More »

VATEC Concealment Solutions (VCS) Flexible Multispectral 3D Combat Camouflage System: Texturized Individual and Vehicle Camouflage by Polaris Solutions (Israel) and ReadyOne Industries Conceals Your Visible-Light and Thermal/IR (Infrared) Signatures from the Enemy! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 21, 2015 Last updated on 6/24/15. Speaking of IR (InfraRed) light tech at NDIA SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015), DefenseReview (DR) ran across some very interesting flexible 3D camouflage that’s multispectral, so it also works in the thermal/IR and near-IR/night-vision light spectrums, not just the visible light spectrum. Developed by ... Read More »

Tactical Revolution Atlas Beacon IR/VRB Lightweight, Throwable Waterproof Infared (IR) and Visible LED Tactical Illumination/Light Balls for Marking the Landing Zone or Enemy Target! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 17, 2015 As long as we’re on the subject of interesting Tactical Revolution products, we should perhaps also mention their Atlas Beacon IR (Infrared) (IRB) and standard visible-light Atlas Beacon (VRB) throwable, waterproof (and durable) light balls, which the company also displayed at the Source One Distributors (SOD) booth at NDIA ... Read More »

Tactical Revolution AJAX Armor System Gun Armor: Lightweight Tactical Hard Armor Plate System Provides Instant Anti-Rifle Protection for Machine Gunners and Snipers! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 16, 2015 Last updated on 6/17/15. A company called Tactical Revolution has a very interesting lightweight tactical armor plate mounting system for machine guns and anti-materiel/sniper rifles (and possibly other lightweight weapons platforms) called the AJAX Armor System (AAS), and it looks like a winner. DefenseReview (DR) recently got to see ... Read More »

Hypersonic Missiles Being Developed by China and the United States for World War III (WWIII): Meet the WU-14 Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) and DARPA-Raytheon Tactical Boost Glide (TBG) Hypersonic Cruise Missile


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 14, 2015 Right now, just about everyone and their mother is writing about the hypsersonic missiles that China and the U.S. are respectively developing in preparation for an eventual military encounter between the two countries, which many people now think is almost inevitable at some point. The encounter, if/when it happens, ... Read More »

Corporate Arms SMG: 9mm/.40 S&W/.357 SIG/.45 ACP/.10mm Auto AR Submachine Gun and Semi-Auto-Only Carbine with Q-Lock Flash Hider/Mount and A-TEC Silencer/Sound Suppressor Takes Glock Mags (Magazines)! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 10, 2015 Last updated on 6/11/15. While DefenseReview (DR) was walking the floor at NDIA SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015), we ran into Thomas Walsh of Corporate Arms, who we’d previously met at NDIA Joint Armaments Conference 2012 in Seattle, Washington while he was working for M-Series lightweight ... Read More »

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/Carbine


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 »