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Hypersonic Missiles Being Developed by China and the United States for World War III (WWIII): Meet the WU-14 Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) and DARPA-Raytheon Tactical Boost Glide (TBG) Hypersonic Cruise Missile

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 14, 2015 Right now, just about everyone and their mother is writing about the hypsersonic missiles that China and the U.S. are respectively developing in preparation for an eventual military encounter between the two countries, which many people now think is almost inevitable at some point. The encounter, if/when it happens, ... Read More »

DSG Technology/Mortars Inc. iMortar Ultra-Lightweight, Manpackable 60mm Mortar and Munitions Weapon System at SOFIC 2015 (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 26, 2015 While we were walking the floor at SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Industry Conference 2015), DefenseReview (DR) came stopped by the DSG technology booth to check out a new and very badass little ultra-lightweight, manpackable 60mm mortar and munitions (ammo) weapon system called iMortar. You might remember DSG Technology as ... Read More »

Prox Dynamics PD-100 BLACK HORNET PRS (Personal Reconnaissance System) Micro Helicopter Drone: Palm-Sized ‘Nano UAS’ Provides Cargo Pocket ISR Capability for Infantry Recon Ops! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 25, 2015 Here at DefenseReview (DR), we particularly appreciate tactical hardware and technology that give general infantry (or, ground infantry) and military Special Operations Forces (SOF) assaulters/operators better situational awareness at the squad level and enable them to do their respective jobs better and safer. The new Prox Dynamics (also written ... Read More »

MATBOCK VBSS Robot for Visit, Board Search and Seizure Ops: Maritime Magnetic Marvel Drives Up the Side of the Ship and Sets Your Grapnel Hook! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 24, 2015 Last updated on 5/24/15. The developmental (prototype)¬†MATBOCK VBSS Robot is the first item DefenseReview (DR) covering from NDIA SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015), since it was one of the two most interesting products we saw at the show, and since we ended up sharing a cab ... Read More »

Exoskeleton-Wearing ‘Super Soldier’ Future Soldiers: How Far Off are They, Really?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 12, 2015 DefenseReview (DR) just watched Edge of Tomorrow (also known as Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow) on cable, and we were struck by how much the base exoskeleton of Tom Cruise’s character’s (Maj. William Cage) soldier suit reminded us of the B-TEMIA/Revision Military Prowler Human Augmentation System (HAS) and ... 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 »

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 »

Chinese Military Developing Supercavitating Supersonic Submarine for High-Speed Naval Warfare

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com The following article is property of DefenseReview.com (DR) and is copyrighted material. If you are reading this article on another website other than DefenseReview.com, please email us the website address/URL (where the unauthorized DR article reprint is located) at defrev (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you. Photo Credit: South China Morning Post ... Read More »

Rostec Corporation Chirok (Teal) UAS/Hovercraft Amphibious Hybrid Stealth Vehicle: All Black, and All Russian

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com The following article is property of DefenseReview.com (DR) and is copyrighted material. If you are reading this article on another website other than DefenseReview.com, please email us the website address/URL (where the unauthorized DR article reprint is located) at defrev (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you. Photo(s) Credit: Rostec Corporation July 13, ... Read More »

Russian Low-Observable/Stealth Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (and Possibly Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles?) Under Development: What it Means for Future Warfare and Geopolitics

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com The following article is property of DefenseReview.com (DR) and is copyrighted material. If you are reading this article on another website other than DefenseReview.com, please email us the website address/URL (where the unauthorized DR article reprint is located) at defrev (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you. July 13, 2014 According to a ... Read More »