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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.

GNAT WARFARE Tactical Targets: Remote-Controlled Humanoid Computerized Robotic, Mobile Tactical Shooting Training Targets with ‘Thinking Brain’…Up to 50 mph, and They Shoot Back! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 17, 2016 Last updated on 11/17/16. One of the more interesting products DefenseReview (DR) came across towards the end of SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2016 was GNAT Warfare Tactical Targets remote-controlled humanoid computerized robotic tactical shooting training targets, brought to you by the good folks at Special Services Group ... Read More »

Woolpower Ostersund Merino Wool FR (Flame Resistant) Military Combat/Tactical Clothing/Garments with Ullfrotté Original Terry Loop Technology for Keeping Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warm, Toasty and Comfy! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 15, 2016 Last updated on 11/15/16. DefenseReview (DR) ran into a very interesting company (making equally interesting products) in the outside hall at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2016 called Woolpower out of Ostersund Sweden, and we were really impressed with what they showed us. Woolpower’s main claim to Merino-wool ... Read More »

Happy Veterans Day 2016 from DR!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 11, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) would just like to wish all of our very brave military veterans a very happy and healthy Veterans Day. We hope it’s been a great one for you. Thank you so much for your service to, and sacrifice for, this great country. We really appreciate it. God ... Read More »

Chinese CASC CH-5 (Caihong 5) Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) Armed/Weaponized UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft to Patrol the South China Sea?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Kelvin Wong, IHS Jane’s 360 and RUPTLY November 9, 2016 Oh, and speaking of advanced, deadly chinese combat aircraft, they recently unveiled the CASC CH-5 (Caihong 5) medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) armed/weaponized UAS/UAV/drone aircraft, made by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, and billled as the “world’s most powerful drone”, at ... Read More »

Chinese Chengdu J-20 Low-Observable/Stealth Jet Fighter Aircraft: How Big a Threat is It?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: ImagineChina/REX/Shutterstock November 4, 2016 Last updated on 11/05/16. As if the Russians developing hypersonic intercontinental ballistic missiles (HSICBM’s), hyper-powerful thermonuclear weapons/warheads, and advanced future soldier/warfighter technology, equipment and gear weren’t stressful enough, the Chinese have been busy little militaristic Asian beavers themselves and developed themselves some advanced low-observable/stealth fighter aircraft ... Read More »

Russian Ratnik-3 (Warrior-3) Infantry Combat System with Exoskeleton to Turn Future Russian Military Infantry Soldier/Warfighters into ‘Supermen’? Let’s Hope Not.

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Sputnik News and Warsonline.info October 31, 2016 Last updated on 11/01/16. Since DefenseReview’s (DR) been covering a lot of andvanced Russian military and tactical tech lately (see here and here), we might as well round it out by discussing the Ratnik-3 (Warrior-3) Infantry Combat System with exoskeleton tech real quick, especially ... Read More »

Russian RS-28 Sarmat Satan 2 ‘Super-Nuke’ and ‘object 4202’ Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV): Russia Getting Ready for for World War III (WWIII)?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Unknown October 28, 2016 Last updated on 10/28/16. As if Russian hyper-range anti-materiel/sniper rifles aren’t enough to worry about, the Russians are also simultaneously developing a “super-nuke” nuclear ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) called the RS-28 Sarmat Satan 2 AND a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) called “object 4202“. Satan 2 ... Read More »

Lobaev Arms SVLK-14S Sumrak (Twilight) Ultra Long-Range Rifle (ULRR): Developmental Sub-.2-.3 MOA Russian .408 CheyTac Bolt Action Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle Gunning for 2.6-Mile Range!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Lobaev Arms October 25, 2016 Last updated on 10/26/16. DefenseReview (DR) is very interested in this one. Lobaev Arms out of Tarusa, Russia is reportedly developing a record-setting sub-.2-.3-MOA bolt-action .408 CheyTac anti-materiel/sniper rifle called the SVLK-14S Sumrak (Twilight) Ultra Long-Range Rifle (ULRR) that’s already achieved 3,400-meter (3,718-yard) hits in ... Read More »

Ironman Machine Gun Ammo Carriage System/Assault Pack (Backpack) ‘Game Changer’ for Infantry Machine Gunners and Special Operations Forces (SOF): Is it Read for Battle, and How Does it Stack Up Against the TYR Tactical Huron MICO – Machine Gunners Assault Pack?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: David Kamm and 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa National Guard October 24, 2016 For the last few years (since 2011), DefenseReview (DR) has been keeping an eye on the Ironman Machine Gun Ammo Carriage System/Assault Pack (Backpack) originally developed for the FN M240 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO) MMG/GPMG (Medium ... Read More »

DryWired Defense Protective Nanocoatings, or ‘Surface Modification Chemistries’ for Waterproofing and Insulating Electronics, Glass, Fabric/Textiles and Metals! (Videos!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 20, 2016 Speaking of DryWired nanotechnologies (as if nanocomposite hard armor plates aren’t interesting enough), If you’ve got electronics, glass, fabric/textiles or metal that needs protecting, DryWired’s protective nanocoatings, or “surface modification chemistries/technologies“, may just be the most interesting and advanced protective-coating solution DefenseReview’s (DR) seen to date. Not only do ... Read More »