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Lockheed Martin Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) Laser Weapon Turret for Supersonic Jet Fighter Aircraft: 360-Degree, 30-Kilowatt Spectral-Beam-Combining Laser Cuts Right Through Air Turbulence to Kill Targets!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image Credit: Lockheed Martin October 20, 2015 DefenseReview (DR) has been covering the development of weapons-grade lasers for awhile now, including aircraft-mounted laser weapon systems. While our most recent piece on aircraft-mounted laser weapons tech was published on September 24th of this year (2015), we actually published a piece specifically on Lockheed Martin’s ... Read More »

HIPERFIRE HIPERTOUCH ECLipse (ECL) Trigger System/Fire Control Group (FCG) for 3-Gun Competition and Combat: Even Better than the HIPERTOUCH 24C (24Competition) Trigger for Tactical AR-15 and AR-10/SR-25 Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: HIPERFIRE October 8, 2015 Last updated on 10/09/15. HIPERFIRE just issued a press release on the brand new HIPERFIRE HIPERTOUCH ECLIPSE (ECL) Trigger System/Fire Control Group (FCG), which is billed as being even better than their excellent HIPERTOUCH 24C (24 Competition) Straight/Flat AR Trigger System for 3-Gun competitive shooting. If the ... Read More »

New Laser Weapons Coming to a Drone Near You: General Atomics Predator-C Avenger Getting 150-Kilowatt Laser Weapon, and Rheinmetall Defence Developing 80-Kilowatt Gatling Laser!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) September 24, 2015 Last updated on 9/25/15. In the last two days, a couple of articles have come out on new military-grade laser weapons coming to fruition, specifically manned and unmanned aircraft-mounted laser weapons. The first piece, published by Defense One discusses General Atomics ... Read More »

Boeing Anti-Blast Arc Generator/Electromagnetic Force Field Tech Bends Shockwave around Vehicle or Soldier!

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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 »

Berkeley Lab Team Develops Ultrathin, Flexible Gold-Nano-Brick ‘Invisibilty Cloak’: Adaptive Camouflage/Visual Cloaking Tech for any 3D Object!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo Credit: Berkeley Lab September 19, 2015 Here we go again with more Predator tech. Just 10 days ago, DefenseReview (DR) reported on a UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering (JSE) research team designing and developing a new adaptive camouflage/visual cloaking technology in the form of an “extremely thin dielectric metasurface ... Read More »

Grey Ghost Precision GGP Specter Light 5.56 and GGP Specter Heavy .308 Tactical AR Rifle/Carbines with Ambi Controls and Premium AR Components and Accessories (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 17, 2015 Grey Ghost Precision (GGP), a division of Grey Ghost Gear (GGG) is making some nice 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/.223 Rem. and 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO)/.308 Rem. direct-gas-impingement (DGI) tactical AR rifle/carbines called the GGP Specter Light 5.56 and GGP Specter Heavy .308, respectively. Both come with ambi (ambidextrous) controls ... Read More »

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works TR-X High-Altitude Low-Observable/Stealth Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft Concept

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin Skunk Works September 16, 2015 The media (MSM, aviation, and military defense media, alike), is currently abuzz with news of the new Lockheed Martin Skunk Works TR-X low-observable/stealth tactical reconnaissance aircraft concept (or, concept aircraft), which is the follow-on to the Lockheed Martin U-2 “Dragon Lady” spy plane, ... Read More »

UC San Diego Research Team Invents Teflon/Ceramic Metamaterial Visual Stealth/Adaptive Camouflage/Visual Cloaking Tech: Lighter, Slimmer, Better Invisibility Cloak for Future Warfare?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: University of California-San Diego (UCSD) Jacobs School of Engineering) September 9, 2015 Last updated on 9/10/15. As if armed/weaponized UAS/UAV/drone aircraft operated by law enforcement agencies on U.S. soil isn’t dystopian and scary enough, Inverse magazine just published a piece on University of California San Diego (UCSD) Jacobs School of ... Read More »

Bushmaster C-22 (Carbon 22) Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine-Profile .22LR Semi-Auto Rimfire Carbine with Black Dog Machine (BDM) 25-Round Mag (Magazine) for Low-Cost Plinking at the Range!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 24, 2015 Last updated on 8/25/15. As cool and interesting as the DPMS Panther Arms GII (G2) Recon .308 MSR 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO)/.308 Win. tactical AR carbine is, and it is very interesting indeed, it’s awfully expensive to operate, since even the least-expensive (quality) 7.62mm NATO/.308 ammo isn’t exactly cheap. ... Read More »

Ross & Zheng Engineering RZE UNIMAG Multi-Caliber/Universal AR-15 Rifle Mag (Magazine) for Tactical AR Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s: Will it Actually Work?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 7, 2015 Last updated on 8/08/15. DefenseReview (DR) publishes A LOT of information on tactical AR (AR-15) rifle magazines (see “Related Articles” section below this article) , since we’re big tactical AR carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) fans, and the mag is so crucial to overall weapon reliability. A reliable mag is ... Read More »