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FirstSpear (also written “First Spear”) High-End Tactical Gear/Equipment for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Law Enforcement Personnel: Meet The Siege, The Sleeper, and The Beat Up PC (Plate Carrier) Tactical Armor Carrier Systems/Tactical Vests…and Other Tactical Delights.

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com July 18, 2011 Soldier Systems has really been going cuckoo for Coco Puffs, lately, over FirstSpear (also written “First Spear”) “Integrated Personal Protective Equipment and Enhanced Load Carriage Solutions for warfighters and professional users”, which has perked our ears up (metaphorically) here at DefenseReview (DR). O.k., maybe “cuckoo for Coco Puffs” is ... Read More »

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Kryron Terminator Aluminum Alloy Multi-Hit Ballistic Armor Plate Technology by Bourque Industries: Is Nanotech Body Armor and Vehicle Armor a Reality?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com July 17, 2011 Back in May (2011), Dan Power ran a couple of blurbs on Armor Report about Kryron Terminator aluminum alloy ballistic armor (body armor and vehicle armor), which was developed by Bourque Industries. Kryron reportedly recently “showed major improvement over earlier test results with the ability to deflect several 0.50 ... Read More »

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Archangel Armor Internal Frame Load-Bearing System (IFLBS) Version 5 Tactical Armor Plate Carrier/Tactical Vest System: Lighten your load when you’re in combat mode!

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Most of the photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). Three of the photos contained in this article (IFLBS armor carrier being worn) ... Read More »

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Velocity Systems Phalanx VS-PBZ “Ballistic Rifle Plate” Ultra-Lightweight SAPI-Type Multi-Hit Ceramic Hard Armor Plate / Mayflower Research & Consulting Assault Plate Carrier (APC) Tactical Body Armor/Tactical Vest Synergistic Combo

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com June 20, 2011 Last updated on 1/05/13. DefenseReview (DR) received the following (sanitized) email message a few days ago from DR contributor/writer "H.B." (active U.S. military SOF assaulter/operator) on the Velocity Systems Phalanx VS-PBZ "Ballistic Rifle Plate" SAPI-Type multi-hit ceramic hard armor plate: "From: XXXX Date: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 9:56 ... Read More »

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Neptunic Technologies Neptech Anti-Slash/Anti-Stab Super Fabric/Material for Knife-Resistant Tactical Clothing, not just Sharksuits!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com April 14, 2011 Speaking of Soldier Systems articles, they recently published a short piece on Neptunic Technologies’ Neptech anti-slash/anti-stab fabric/textile material that was originally developed to create next-gen sharksuits by integrating it into standard diving wetsuits for defense against shark bites, but is apparently now being marketed for military and law enforcement ... Read More »

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Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!)

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

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Hardpoint Equipment (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems) Centurion Armor Maniple-I and Cohort-I Tactical Body Armor Carrier Systems: Advanced Hard Armor Plate Carrier/Tactical Vest Systems for Military Special Operations (SPECOPS), LE SWAT, and PSD Ops (Photos & Video)

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). August 27, 2010 Last updated on 8/22/11. While getting some top-notch tactical rifle and pistol ... Read More »

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DARPA Testing New Advanced Nanotech a.k.a. “Nano-Enhanced” Hybrid Armor (Body Armor and Vehicle Armor): Armor Nanotechnology Takes Another Step Forward

The following is a NanoRidge Materials, Inc. / SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. press release: New Hybrid Armor Incorporates Specialty Multi-wall Carbon Nanotube Material to Protect Soldiers and Law Enforcement Officers from Small Arms Fire NORMAN, OK, August 19, 2010 – SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT) the leading manufacturer of single-wall and Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW™) carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is manufacturing specialty multi-wall carbon ... Read More »

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BAE Systems Secures $21 Million ($21M) Follow-On Order for New Applique Combat Vehicle Armor Protection Kits for the Textron M1117 ASV (Armored Security Vehicle)

The following is a BAE Systems press release. August 3, 2010 CINCINNATI, Ohio – BAE Systems has been awarded a $21 million order from Textron Marine and Land Systems (TM&LS) to build and deliver more than 420 armor protection kits for Armored Security Vehicles (ASV). This is a follow-on order to a contract for ASV armor panels valued at $10.5 ... Read More »

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U.S. Army Recalls 16,000 Ceramic Body Armor Plates

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com February 5, 2009 On January 29, 2009, the Washington Times reported that the U.S. Army is recalling "more than 16,000 sets of ceramic body armor plates that the Pentagon’s inspector general believes were not properly tested and could jeopardize the lives of U.S. service personnel." This came just one day after the ... Read More »

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