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Strike Industries SI SLICK Handguard Rail for Heckler & Koch HK MR556A1/HK416 A5 5.56mm and Walther HK 416 D145RS Semi-Auto .22LR AR Rifle/Carbine

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) January 8, 2015 If you’re currently rocking a HK MR556A1/HK416 A5 or a Walther HK 416 D145RS semi-auto .22LR AR carbine, you might want to check out the new Strike Industries SI SLICK Handguard Rail made specifically for them. The SI SLICK Handguard Rail is a lightweight ... Read More »

New ‘Illusion Coating’ Adaptive Camouflage/Cloaking Tech Makes its Debut

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 4, 2015 Business Standard recently published a piece on the latest development in adaptive-camouflage/cloaking technology. Dubbed “illusion coating” by its developers Douglas H Werner and Zhi Hao Jiang out of Pennsylvania State University, the technology, comprised of an “ultra-thin layer of dielectric with copper patterning designed for the wavelength they wish ... Read More »

Happy New Year 2015 from DR!

1/01/2015 We just wanted to wish our readers and members a very Happy and Healthy New Year. We hope 2015 is a truly great year for all of you. P.S. We also hope your Christmas or Hanukkah went well. Sincerely, David Crane Owner/Editor-in-Chief DefenseReview.com david (at) defensereview (dot) com Read More »

POF-USA’s Latest Videos on the POF P308/P308-FA and P415/P416 Tactical AR Carbine/SBR’s Explain “The Why”

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 23, 2014 POF-USA’s (Patriot Ordnance Factory USA) been on a bit of a video roll as of late. Titled “POF-USA: Let Freedom Ring!” and “POF-USA Presents: The Why” respectively, they explain POF’s CEO Frank DeSomma’s main driving force behind the POF-USA brand and its products, specifically the POF P308/P308-FA (Full Auto) ... Read More »

B-TEMIA/Revision Military Prowler Human Augmentation System (HAS): Combat Exoskeleton Makes the Future Soldier Stronger, Faster, Better

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 22, 2014 DefenseReview (DR) has been reporting on military combat exoskeleton technology for the future soldier/warfighter for years, now, since we find it interesting and believe it to be a potential gamechanger for infantry combat operations. So we were pleasantly surprised to see Revision Military’s PROWLER Human Augmentation System (HAS) at ... Read More »

Operator Suppressor Systems/OSS Mission Muzzle Cans: Almost No Back Pressure Yields More Hits on Target and Longer Weapon Life

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 16, 2014 Last updated on 12/17/14. That (title) pretty much sums up Operator Suppressor Systems’/OSS Mission’s whole raison d’etre and advantage over its competitors. DefenseReview (DR) first wrote about the company’s products after seeing them at NDIA Joint Armaments Symposium 2012, when it was called target=right>Bravo 18. Those products were developmental/evolutionary ... Read More »

US Navy Approves Raytheon Laser Weapon System (LaWS) Shipborne Laser for Ship Defense in Persian Gulf after Successful Testing

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo Credit: Raytheon Company December 10, 2014 It would appear that a new martial technological dawn is officially upon us, specifically the era of laser warfare. The U.S. Navy just approved the use of the shipborne Laser Weapon System (LaWS) for use in the Persian Gulf (and presumably anywhere else its needed). ... Read More »

US Army Modular Handgun System (MHS) Program to Replace Beretta M9/92F Pistol: Glock 17 (G17) and Glock 19 (G19) Combat/Tactical Pistols Should Get the Nod

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Sgt. Megan Burnham, U.S. Army 112th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment and vor033 December 08, 2014 Last updated on 12/11/14. While DefenseReview (DR) was at the Remington Arms/Remington Defense New Product Seminar and range event at Gunsite this week (which we’ll be reporting on shortly), I was asked by other writer/attendees ... Read More »

AVIC Holographic Ground Control Station (GCS) for UAS/UAV/UCAV/Drone Aircraft Operations: Chinese Military Goes SciFi

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Wendell Minnick at Defense News and People’s Daily, China December 02, 2014 The Chinese Military is apparently going futuristic in its UAS/UAV/UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle)/drone aircraft ops with the new AVIC Holographic GCS (Ground Control Station), or HGCS. Just chalk it up to one more technological development that was ... Read More »

Flash: Russians Successfully Test-Fire Bulava Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from Alexander Nevsky Nuclear Submarine

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 29, 2014 Looks like the Russians finally got their Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to work. Took ‘em long enough. They apparently test-fired it successfully yesterday from the Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine. The Bulava has a range of almost 5,000 miles, and the Russians claim it can “penetrate any prospective military ... Read More »