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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.

Kitanica Mark V (MK5) Tactical Jacket with Textured Poron XRD Padding System for Civilian Tactical Shooters: The Latest Kitanica Advanced Tactical Apparel/Clothing Product (Video!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos and video clips were shot with an Apple iPhone 4S smartphone with 8MP (8-megapixel) still camera and 1080p HD video camera. March 15, 2012 Kitanica showed DefenseReview (DR) ... Read More »

Israel Weapon Industries IWI ACE 52 7.62x51mm NATO “Assault Rifle” Battle Rifle for Military Infantry Special Operations Forces (SOF): Coming to the Commercial Market for Civilian Tactical Shooters?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 12, 2012 As if a new lightweight select-fire belt-fed 7.62x51mm machine gun isn’t enough, the hard-working little elves at Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) have also introduced a select-fire (full-auto/semi-auto) 7.62mm NATO battle rifle/carbine called the IWI ACE 52/52L/53 “Assault Rifle”, which is based on the combat-proven/battle-proven Galil assault rifle (i.e., Kalashnikov ... Read More »

Israel Weapon Industries IWI NEGEV NG7 LMG/LMG SF Belt-Fed 7.62mm NATO “Light Machine Gun”: Lightweight and Highly-Mobile Select-Fire 7.62x51mm Medium Machine Gun/General Purpose Machine Gun (MMG/GPMG) for Military Infantry Special Operations Forces (SOF) Missions in Urban Warfare Environments (Video!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 11, 2012 Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) has just introduced the IWI NEGEV NG7 “Light Machine Gun (LMG)”, which is a lightweight and highly-mobile select-fire belt-fed 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO) Medium Machine Gun/General Purpose Machine Gun (MMG/GPMG) designed specifically for military infantry Special Operations Forces (SOF) missions in urban warfare environments. In ... Read More »

DARPA/Boston Dynamics “Cheetah” Combat Robot/Robotic Cheetah Running Towards a Future Battlefield Near You: Fast-Running Battle Bot to Prey on Humans?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 6, 2012 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Department of Defense (DoD), and Boston Dynamics (BDI) are developing a robotic cheetah called, appropriately, “Cheetah“. The DARPA/Boston Dynamics development team obviously figured that if you’re going to design a high-speed four-legged running robot, you might as ... Read More »

Potomac Field Gear (PFG) Advanced Combat Shirt (ADCS) Gen. II (MultiCam Camouflage): Flame-Retardant/Fire-Resistant (FR), Moisture-Wicking Battle Shirt/BDU with Passive-Cooling Protective Padding and X-Static Silver Fiber-Laced Advanced Protective Fabric (APF) at SHOT Show 2012 (Video!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos and video clips were shot with an Apple iPhone 4S smartphone with 8MP (8-megapixel) still camera and 1080p HD video camera. March 5, 2012 While we were at ... Read More »

DKX MAX III and Developmental MAX IV Lightweight, Multi-Hit/Drop-Resistant Dyneema “Floaty Armor” (Floating Armor) Maritime Hard Armor Plates at SHOT Show 2012 (Video!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos and video clips were shot with an Apple iPhone 4S smartphone with 8MP (8-megapixel) still camera and 1080p HD video camera. March 2, 2012 While DefenseReview (DR) was ... Read More »

MGI Hydra Modular 7.62mm NATO/.308 Win. Tactical AR (AR-15) Rifle/Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) Conversion Kit Prototype with Modular Lower Receiver, 7.62mm Magwell and Modified M14 Mag (Photos and Video!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). February 29, 2012 While DefenseReview (DR) was at SHOT Show ... Read More »

UTAS UTS-15 Shotgun: High-Capacity (14+1) Bullpup Dual-Feed Pump-Action Tactical/Combat Shotgun (2.75″ and 3″ Magnum 12-Gauge) is Neostead Shotgun Revisited and Modernized for 21st-Century CQB/CQC Gunfighting!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com February 23, 2012 In the latest issue of Small Arms Defense Journal (SADJ) (Volume 4, Number 1) with an infantry soldier holding a FN M249 PARA/Minimi 5.56mm NATO SAW/LMG (Squad Automatic Weapon/Light Machine Gun) on the cover, there’s a short blurb on the UTAS UTS-15 high-capacity bullpup pump-action tactical/combat shotgun (2.75″ and ... Read More »

DefenseReview.com (DR) now has a Facebook Fan Page! Just launched!

February 21, 2012 While DefenseReview’s (DR) editorial staff has been on travel for the last few weeks, our technical staff has been very busy handling behind-the-scenes technical upgrades/improvements to our website and general infrastructure. As part of this effort, we just launched our Fan Page on Facebook. It’s very simple at the moment since it’s brand new, but we’ll build ... Read More »

Vertx MultiCam Smock (Tactical Smock)/Hoodie Shell: Combat Smock/Tactical Jacket with Six (6) Internal/Integral 5.56mm Rifle Mag Pouches for Tactical Shooters! (Video!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos and video clips were shot with an Apple iPhone 4S smartphone with 8MP (8-megapixel) still camera and 1080p HD video camera. February 21, 2012 Last updated on 2/22/12. ... Read More »