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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.

DryWired Defense NanoArmor Advanced Rifle Plates with Carbon Nanotube Technology: Anti-Rifle Ballistic Hard Armor (Nanocomposite Armor) with ‘Almost No Backface Deformation Signature’! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: DryWired October 17, 2016 Last updated on 10/19/16. Speaking of carbyne and multilayer graphene nano-armor (nanotech armor) for TALOS’ (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit) and other future soldier systems’ body armor component, DefenseReview (DR) just remembered that we discussed DryWired Defense NanoArmor Advanced Rifle Plates (hard armor plates) with Alex ... Read More »

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Introduces APO Riflecraft Field Shooting Clinics, Workshops and Courses for Gun-Curious Millennials, Recreational Shooting Enthusiasts, and Hunters!

The following is an Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) press release: October 13, 2016 APO Riflecraft – Advancing America’s Proud Outdoor Heritage of Rifle Marksmanship Ashbury Introduces Riflecraft Field Shooting Clinics, Workshops and Courses for Gun-Curious Millennials, Recreational Shooting Enthusiasts, and Hunters Ashbury’s Riflecraft programs grew out of the “country comfortable” APO Experience, an experiential shooting sports initiative for adventurous travelers and ... Read More »

Will TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit)-Outfitted Future Soldiers Get Lightweight Abalone Shell-Based Flexible Scalar Biomimetic Metal Foam, Carbyne (Linear Acetylenic Carbon) and/or Multilayer Graphene Ballistic Armor Composites?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: NewAtlas.com and UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering October 11, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) has been writing about TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit)-related technologies lately, but we haven’t yet addressed the combat body armor component, yet. It would seem possible that abalone shell-based lightweight metal foam, flexible scalar biomimetic ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI Sidewinder Flip-Up BUIS (Back-Up Iron Sights) and SI Viper PDW Stock (Personal Defense Weapon Buttstock) for Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR’s! (Videos!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) October 5, 2016 Speaking of innovative new Strike Industries (SI) products, the company just released information on the SI Viper PDW Stock (Buttstock) and SI Sidewinder BUIS (Back-Up Iron Sights) flip-up front and rear sights for tactical AR (AR-15)/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifles. The SI Viper PDW ... Read More »

DR Follow-Up: Strike Industries SI AR Carbine Flat Wire Spring Tech Details! Best Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) Action/Buffer Spring Ever?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) October 3, 2016 About a month ago, DefenseReview published a piece on the new Strike Industries SI AR Carbine Flat Wire Spring, which is, in DR’s opinion, one of the most important tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) components/parts they’ve ever developed and introduced, since the action/buffer ... Read More »

London Bridge Trading (LBT) LBX Tactical Assaulter Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) Combat Shirt and Combat Pant in HyperStealth Caiman Digital Combat Camo (Camouflage) Pattern! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 29, 2016 LBX Tactical, a division (or subsidiary) of London Bridge Trading Inc. (LBT), showed a very interesting BDU (Battle Dress Uniform) consisting of the LBX-0080A-CAIMAN Assaulter Camouflage Combat Shirt and LBX-0081A-CAIMAN Assaulter Camouflage Combat Pant. Both products featured the HyperStealth Caiman foliage green/arid digital combat camo (camouflage) pattern by HyperStealth ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI Viper Rubber Buttpad for SI Viper MOD-1 Stock Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) Telescoping/Retractable Buttstock: More Comfort and Control!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photos Credit: Strike Industries (SI) September 28, 2016 If you’re currently running a Strike Industries SI Viper MOD-1 Stock tactical AR (AR-15) carbine/SBR telescoping/retractable buttstock, boy does SI have just the thing for you. They’ve just released the Strike Industries SI Viper Rubber Buttpad for it, which should make tactical shoting at ... Read More »

Chinese Single-Photon Quantum Radar Makes the Invisible Visible, and U.S. Military Low-Observable/Stealth Aircraft Very Observable, Supposedly. Oh, My.

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: ExtremeTech.com September 23, 2016 Last updated on 9/23/16. As if Chinese martial/military-application technologies like their new “ultra-thin”, lightweight “tunable” UHF microwave radar-absorbing stealth material cloaking technology for manned and unmanned combat aircraft and warships and “hack-proof quantum satellite” aren’t enough to worry about, the Chinese, busy little Asian beavers that ... Read More »

Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) + FlyBoard Air Ducted-Fan Hoverboard = Flying Super Soldiers: Future Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Assaulters/Operators to Fly Themselves to the Target in Exo-Armor ‘Iron Man’-Type Combat Suits?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 21, 2016 Last updated on 10/09/16. DefenseReview (DR) first reported on the TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit) Exo-Armor Combat Suit program in October, 2013, and while we were healthily skeptical about it, we were also cautiously optimistic, as is our way. Cut to the present, and the TALOS program is ... Read More »

5.11 Tactical Women’s Cirrus Pants Combat/Tactical Pants for Female LEO’s (Law Enforcement Officers), Civilian CCW’s and Tactically-Minded Women! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 16, 2016 Last updated on 9/16/16. So, let’s say you really like the 5.11 Tactical Ridgeline Pant lo-pro/lo-vis combat/tactical pants DefenseReview (DR) just reported on, but you can’t wear them, because you’re a woman. Well, despair not, because 5.11 has just the pants for you–the 5.11 Tactical Women’s Cirrus Pants. The ... Read More »