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Cobalt Kinetics Evolve 3-Gun Competition/Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR with Cobalt Advantage Reload System (CARS) Magazine Auto-Eject/Bolt Carrier Group (BCG) Auto-Release Feature: Coming Soon to a Competition or Combat Theater Near You!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Cobalt Kinetics January 7, 2016 Last updated on 1/08/16. DefenseReview (DR) has been following some of the recent web press on the Cobalt Kinetics (CK) EVOLVE 16″ tactical/3-Gun competition AR (AR-15) carbine, and were intrigued by the gun’s Cobalt Advantage Reload System (C.A.R.S.) magazine auto-eject/bolt carrierg group (BCG) auto-release mechanism(s), ... Read More »

Will AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Super-Intelligent Robot Soldiers Save Us, or Kill Us?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Lucas Film December 29, 2015 The Washington Post (WaPo) recently published the mother of all “artificially-intelligent-robots-may-very-well-destroy-us-(humankind)” articles with quotes by everyone from philosopher Nick Bostrom to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. The piece coincides nicely with, and perhaps even validates, DefenseReview’s (DR) recent piece discussing the subject, titled Rise of the Robot ... Read More »

Rise of the Robot Soldier and Squad X Core Technologies (SXCT): ‘Terminator’-Like Artificially-Intelligent (AI) Cybersoldiers and Drone and Boat Swarms to Augment Infantry Warfighters with Total, Multi-Perspective 3D Battlefield Awareness, or just Kill all of Us?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: DARPA, Hemdale Film Corporation, Orion Pictures and Jim Channon December 18, 2015 Last updated on 12/19/15. It would appear that the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and the DoD (Department of Defense) are well on their way to developing “Terminator”-like robotic warfighters and UAS/UAV/drone aircraft, along with a Skynet-type system ... Read More »

American Sniper Shootout AAR (After Action Report): Taya Kyle Cruises to Victory, and TrackingPoint Puts on a Great Event on behalf of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 9, 2015 Last updated on 12/10/15. DefenseReview’s (DR) been a bit busy with travel and a few other things over the last week, but we’re finally back in the saddle over here. Speaking of saddles, we recently flew out to Austin, Texas to attend the first-ever American Sniper Shootout, hosted/sponsored by ... Read More »

Spinel Transparent Aluminum Armor (Body/Facial Armor and Vehicle Armor) and Optics for Future Soldiers/Warfighters!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 8, 2015 Well, it looks like yet one more Star Trek technology has made it to reality in the form of transparent aluminum, that can potentially be used to create transparent armor that will protect the future soldier/warfighter. Every Star Trek fan, your humble correspondent included, remembers the scene in Star ... Read More »

TrackingPoint M600 SR Squad-Level Precision-Guided 5.56 Service Rifle and M800 DMR Squad-Level Precision-Guided 7.62 (Squad Designated Marksman) Rifle Packages Offered at ‘Zero-Cost’ to ‘Any Organization that can take the Guns into the Fight against ISIS/[ISIL]’

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: TrackingPoint November 6, 2015 Last updated on 11/08/15. DefenseReview (DR) has been covering TrackingPoint’s RapidLok Target Elimination and Fire Control System and precision rifles since SHOT Show 2013. In fact, TrackingPoint’s Electronic targeting scope and precision-guided rifle packages were the very first products we covered from that show, and we did ... Read More »

MOHOC Elite Ops Tactical Helmet Camera System: Low-Profile/Form-Fitting, Ruggedized and Waterproof Helmet-Mounted Camera Provides Durable HD-Video Recording (1080P, 60 FPM) Capability! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 2, 2015 Last updated on 7/03/15. While making the rounds at NDIA SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015), DefenseReview (DR) ran into Eric Dobbie of MOHOC, who showed us the brand new MOHOC Elite Ops Tactical Helmet Camera system, which is a lo-pro (low-profile), waterproof helmet-mounted camera with full ... 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 »