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300 AAC Blackout (300BLK / 7.62x35mm) LVAW (Low-Visibility Assault Weapon) Honey Badger Suppressed Tactical AR (AR-15) SBR (Short Barreled Rifle)/Sub-Carbine Demo Video, and 300 BLK SIG516 (also written SIG 516) Heads-Up

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 19, 2011 A two days ago (Thursday), DefenseReview (DR) received a heads-up from our friend Rob Silvers at AAC (Advanced Armament Corp.) about SIG SAUER offering a 300 AAC Blackout (300BLK / 7.62x35mm)-version SIG516 (also written SIG 516) gas piston/op-rod (push-type operating rod) tactical AR carbine (AR-15 carbine) for the civilian ... Read More »

Orion Design Group (ODG) ODTDM-2 Arid-Environment/Multi-Environment/Multi-Terrain/Multispectral Military Combat Camo (Camouflage) Pattern/”Individual Signature Management” Technology Makes Cover of SureFire “Combat Tactics” Magazine Fall 2011 Issue (Photo!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 17, 2011 Last edited/updated on 11/18/11. DefenseReview (DR) readers may or may not be aware that your humble correspondent has three articles in the current issue of SureFire Combat Tactics Magazine (Fall 2011 issue) titled “Looking for a Ghost in a Haystack”, “Vital & Virtuous: Colt’s M4”, and the cover gun ... Read More »

Smith & Wesson (S&W) M&P4 Enhanced/Improved M4/M4A1 Carbine-Type Tactical AR Carbine Pulled from U.S. Army Individual Carbine (IC) Competition (Photos!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photos Credit: Rob Curtis, Military Times Gear Scout November 8, 2011 The Smith & Wesson M&P4 has reportedly been pulled from the U.S. Army Individual Carbone competition. A Military Times Gear Scout piece written by Rob Curtis explained it thus: “He [S&W VP of Military Programs David Holt] explained the company’s decision not to compete in ... Read More »

ORAL I.V. Combat Hydration Fluid: Revolutionary Crystalloid Electrolyte Rapid Rehydration Fluid (CERRF) Rewrites the Book on Tactical Hydration/Rehydration for Military Infantry Warfighters, Competitive Shooters and Civilian Tactical Shooters!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 2, 2011 The human body is supposedy 55%-75% water by weight, depending on whether it's male or female, fat or thin, and how old it is. Regardless, there's a lot of water in us, and this water, along with the requisite electrolytes, must be constantly replenished due to secretion (persperation/sweating), excretion ... Read More »

MBDA TiGER (Tactical Grenade Extended Range) Small UAS/UAV (SUAS/SUAV)/Mini-Flying Bomb/”Kamikaze Drone” for Tactical Reconnaissance and Precision-Kill Missions is Low-Observable, Seriously Lethal: Kitty’s got a temper!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All indoor photos contained in this article except for the dual 40mm warhead photo were shot by at SOFIC 2010 or SOFIC 2011, and are copyrighted. owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). The ... Read More »

Beretta ARX-160 (also written ARX160) Modular Assault Rifle/Carbine/SBR Demo Video and Interview Transcript from SOFIC 2011: Military Special Operations Forces (SOF), Law Enforcement Officers (LEO’s), and Civilian Tactical Shooters Get Tactical Rifle/Carbine with Ambi (Ambidextrous) Controls, Side-Switchable Charging Handle, and Quick-Change Barrel (QCB) System!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and the first two (top two) video clips contained in this article were shot by, and are copyrighted. owns the copyright on these photos and video clips. The accompanying photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). ... Read More »

AeroVironment (AV) Switchblade Backpackable/Manpackable “Kamikaze Drone” SUAV/Mini-UAS (Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle/Mini-Unmanned Aircraft System) “Over-the-Ridge” Precision-Kill Weapon: Tactical Reconnaissance Meets Low-Order-Detonation Lethality

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 21, 2011 Last edited/updated on 10/24/11. DefenseReview (DR) is a big fan of armed/weaponized UAS/UAVs (Unmanned Aircraft System/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)/"drones", due to their precision, efficiency, and effectiveness against the enemy, both physically and psychologically. Understand that weaponized unmanned aerial/aircraft systems don't just kill the enemy. They also instill a high degree ... Read More »

DR Heads-Up: ITT Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) with Quantum Cascade Laser: Anti-Missile/Counter-MANPADS Laser System for Military Combat Rotorcraft (Combat Helicopters) and Fixed-Wing Aircraft

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 14, 2011 Recently, DefenseReview (DR) reported on the Northrop Grumman Guardian and AN/AAQ-24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) laser systems designed to kill heat-seaking missiles (thermal/IR signature-intercepting missiles). Well, Northrop Grumman also has a "5th-generation IRCM (Infrared Countermeasure) technology for unparalleled warfighter protection called" Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM), which is comprised of ... Read More »

Can a Combat-Reliable Production High-Capacity Tactical 1911 Pistol be developed for U.S. Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) (including USMC MARSOC) and Civilian Tactical Shooters? Meet the Production Polymer-Framed Modular/Multi-Caliber .45 ACP/9x23mm Double-Stack Tactical/Combat 1911 Pistol Concept.

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 11, 2011 Last updated on 10/12/11. While the rest of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) switched to the Beretta M9 (U.S. military version of the Beretta 92F) high-capacity 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO pistol back in the 1980s, U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance (Force Recon) and other USMC MEU (SOC) units have ... Read More »

Russians Getting a New Rifle: New Russian Military Assault Rifle to Replace Aging Kalashnakov 7.62x39mm AK-47/AKM-type AK74M and 5.45x39mm AK-74-type AK-105 Assault Rifles

By David Crane  defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 1, 2011 A recent article in the The Voice of Russia titled "New rifle to replace Kalashnikov" claims that the Russian "Izmash" company "plans to present its new rifle to the Russian army before the end of this year," a rifle that can go head-to-head with the most modern western military ... Read More »