By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 2, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) got a chance to examine the new Velocity Systems SCARAB DLX lightweight tactical armor plate carrier/tactical vest at SHOT Show 2017, and we liked what we saw. The new vest sports a lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) minimalist design, triangular laser-cut Cordura//Dyneema molle webbing, D-Ring system shoulder strap fasteners for ... Read More »
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 18, 2017 A company called Angel Armor is making some very interesting tactical armor plates called Truth SNAP, and they’ve integrated it with a tactical armor plate carrier called the RISE. The “SNAP” part’s the interesting part, as the plates snap together with magnets, allowing you to instantly up-armor or down-armor ... Read More »
Condor Vanquish Armor System (VAS) Minimalist, Modular Tactical Armor Carrier/Vest (Body Armor) with On-the-Go Design and Drop-Down Mag Carrier/Pouch System! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 18, 2017 Last updated on 2/20/17. Condor Outdoor Products (COP) recently introduced their new minimalist yet highly modular/versatile Condor Vanquish Armor System, or “VAS”, at SHOT Show 2017, and the system looked pretty good to DR (DefenseReview.com). The VAS’ main claim to fame is its “on-the-go design”. The most obvious example ... Read More »
Vertx Professional Rifle Garment Bag with Up-Armored Capability: Tactigami-Compatible and VELCRO-Lined Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Travel Bag Lets You Draw Your Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR Fast and Use as an Armored Shield with ‘Capatain America Feature’! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 21, 2016. For some reason, we forgot about this one, but better late than never. Anway, after Darrell Morrow of Vertx got done showing us the Vertx Speed Concealed Carry Shirt (Long Sleeve, Forest Plaid) and Delta Stretch Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Combat/Tactical Pants at the company’s booth at SHOT Show 2016, he took ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
Direct Action Advanced Tactical Gear Systems Spitfire Modular Tactical Armor Plate Carrier Outfitted with Direct Action Hurricane Chest Rig/Rifle Mag (Magazine) Carrier/Pouch Panel in Hyde Definition PenCott-GreenZone Foliage Green Combat Camo (Camouflage) Pattern! (Photos!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 30, 2016 Speaking of new Direct Action and Hyde Definition products at SOFIC 2016 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2016), DefenseReview (DR) also really dug the Direct Action Spitfire Modular Tactical Armor Plate Carrier and Hurricane Chest Rig/rifle mag (magazine) carrier/pouch panel in Hyde Definition PenCott-GreenZone foliage green combat camo (camouflage) ... Read More »
Condor Elite Sector Sling Bag Covert Urban Combat/Tactical Pack Tactical Armor Plate Carrier! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 7, 2016 And, while we’re on the subject of brand new Condor Elite packs at SHOT Show 2016, we should also mention that Chris Dunn of Condor Outdoor Products also showed DefenseReview (DR) the new Condor Elite Sector Sling Bag, which would appear to be an even lower-profile/lower-visibility design for urban combat/tactical ... Read More »
Spinel Transparent Aluminum Armor (Body/Facial Armor and Vehicle Armor) and Optics for Future Soldiers/Warfighters!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 8, 2015 Well, it looks like yet one more Star Trek technology has made it to reality in the form of transparent aluminum, that can potentially be used to create transparent armor that will protect the future soldier/warfighter. Every Star Trek fan, your humble correspondent included, remembers the scene in Star ... Read More »
Boeing Anti-Blast Arc Generator/Electromagnetic Force Field Tech Bends Shockwave around Vehicle or Soldier!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Boeing and “bird-man”, Newgrounds September 20, 2015 Last updated on 9/21/15. As long as we’re on the subject of Predator-type adaptive camo (camouflage)/visual cloaking tech, we might as well discuss a little Star Trek tech, as well. A Boeing engineer and senior research fellow named Brian J. Tillotson was awarded ... Read More »