By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 21, 2016 Precision long-range shooting/sniping courses are some of the most interesting combat/shooting courses you can take. In 2015, DefenseReview (DR) took several, the most extensive of which was the US Optics Academy Long Range Precision I: Two-Day Precision Rifle/Long Range Interdiction (Sniping) Course in the California high country. Well, now ... Read More »
GNAT WARFARE Tactical Targets: Remote-Controlled Humanoid Computerized Robotic, Mobile Tactical Shooting Training Targets with ‘Thinking Brain’…Up to 50 mph, and They Shoot Back! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 17, 2016 Last updated on 11/17/16. One of the more interesting products DefenseReview (DR) came across towards the end of SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2016 was GNAT Warfare Tactical Targets remote-controlled humanoid computerized robotic tactical shooting training targets, brought to you by the good folks at Special Services Group ... Read More »
Woolpower Ostersund Merino Wool FR (Flame Resistant) Military Combat/Tactical Clothing/Garments with Ullfrotté Original Terry Loop Technology for Keeping Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warm, Toasty and Comfy! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 15, 2016 Last updated on 11/15/16. DefenseReview (DR) ran into a very interesting company (making equally interesting products) in the outside hall at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2016 called Woolpower out of Ostersund Sweden, and we were really impressed with what they showed us. Woolpower’s main claim to Merino-wool ... Read More »
Chinese CASC CH-5 (Caihong 5) Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) Armed/Weaponized UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft to Patrol the South China Sea?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Kelvin Wong, IHS Jane’s 360 and RUPTLY November 9, 2016 Oh, and speaking of advanced, deadly chinese combat aircraft, they recently unveiled the CASC CH-5 (Caihong 5) medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) armed/weaponized UAS/UAV/drone aircraft, made by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, and billled as the “world’s most powerful drone”, at ... Read More »
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: ImagineChina/REX/Shutterstock November 4, 2016 Last updated on 11/05/16. As if the Russians developing hypersonic intercontinental ballistic missiles (HSICBM’s), hyper-powerful thermonuclear weapons/warheads, and advanced future soldier/warfighter technology, equipment and gear weren’t stressful enough, the Chinese have been busy little militaristic Asian beavers themselves and developed themselves some advanced low-observable/stealth fighter aircraft ... Read More »
Russian Ratnik-3 (Warrior-3) Infantry Combat System with Exoskeleton to Turn Future Russian Military Infantry Soldier/Warfighters into ‘Supermen’? Let’s Hope Not.
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Sputnik News and Warsonline.info October 31, 2016 Last updated on 11/01/16. Since DefenseReview’s (DR) been covering a lot of andvanced Russian military and tactical tech lately (see here and here), we might as well round it out by discussing the Ratnik-3 (Warrior-3) Infantry Combat System with exoskeleton tech real quick, especially ... Read More »
Russian RS-28 Sarmat Satan 2 ‘Super-Nuke’ and ‘object 4202’ Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV): Russia Getting Ready for for World War III (WWIII)?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Unknown October 28, 2016 Last updated on 10/28/16. As if Russian hyper-range anti-materiel/sniper rifles aren’t enough to worry about, the Russians are also simultaneously developing a “super-nuke” nuclear ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) called the RS-28 Sarmat Satan 2 AND a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) called “object 4202“. Satan 2 ... Read More »
Lobaev Arms SVLK-14S Sumrak (Twilight) Ultra Long-Range Rifle (ULRR): Developmental Sub-.2-.3 MOA Russian .408 CheyTac Bolt Action Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle Gunning for 2.6-Mile Range!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Lobaev Arms October 25, 2016 Last updated on 10/26/16. DefenseReview (DR) is very interested in this one. Lobaev Arms out of Tarusa, Russia is reportedly developing a record-setting sub-.2-.3-MOA bolt-action .408 CheyTac anti-materiel/sniper rifle called the SVLK-14S Sumrak (Twilight) Ultra Long-Range Rifle (ULRR) that’s already achieved 3,400-meter (3,718-yard) hits in ... Read More »
Ironman Machine Gun Ammo Carriage System/Assault Pack (Backpack) ‘Game Changer’ for Infantry Machine Gunners and Special Operations Forces (SOF): Is it Read for Battle, and How Does it Stack Up Against the TYR Tactical Huron MICO – Machine Gunners Assault Pack?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: David Kamm and 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa National Guard October 24, 2016 For the last few years (since 2011), DefenseReview (DR) has been keeping an eye on the Ironman Machine Gun Ammo Carriage System/Assault Pack (Backpack) originally developed for the FN M240 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO) MMG/GPMG (Medium ... 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 »