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Lockheed Martin Develops Compact, Lightweight, High-Energy 30-Kilowatt Portable Electric Fiber Laser Weapon System for Fighter Aircraft: Spectral Beam Combining (SBC) Combines Multiple Lasers into Single Beam for Maximum Power

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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. Images Credit: Lockheed Martin Aculight February ... Read More »

DARPA/Lockheed Martin/Piasecki Aircraft Transformer TX Lightweight Airborne/Flying Tactical Fighting Vehicle: U.S. Military Combat/Warfare Meets “The Jetsons”

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Lockheed Martin 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 September 9, ... Read More »

Marines to Get Anti-Drone (UAS/UAV) Mobile Laser Weapon System, Soon?: Ground-Based Air Defense Directed Energy on-the-Move (GBADDEM) Coming to a Battlespace Near You…Maybe

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (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. Image Credit: Saft Batteries (via Fast ... Read More »

Maddox Defense (MD) FALKON DPV (Desert Patrol Vehicle): Lean, Green and Very Mean Hydrogen Fuel/Biofuel Fast Attack Vehicle/Light Tactical Vehicle (FAV/LTV) Baja Racer

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

Flyer Defense/General Dynamics GDOTS Flyer Advanced Light Strike Vehicle (ALSV) All-Terrain Fast-Attack Vehicle with Optional Ceradyne Vehicle Armor Package: Modular Armored/Unarmored Tactical Vehicle/Combat Vehicle for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Missions

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

BC Customs (BCC) Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicle-5 (SRTV-5) Baja Racing-Type All-Terrain Combat Vehicle Armed/Weaponized with 7.62mm NATO Garwood Industries (GI) M134G Minigun/Gatling Gun: SXOR Mobility Vehicles Go Tactical for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Missions

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By David Crane ; defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). October 4, 2011 While DefenseReview (DR) was at the 2011 Special Operations Forces ... Read More »

BAE Systems ADAPTIV Hexagonal Pixelated Thermal/IR (Infared)/Multispectral Adaptive Camouflage/Invisibility Cloaking System/Vehicle Armor System for Infantry Ground Vehicles (Armored Vehicles, APCs and Main Battle Tanks), Aircraft (Helicopters and Fixe-Wing), Ships and Structures/Buildings: Active Camouflage for Vehicles Gets Real

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: BAE Systems September 19, 2011 Speaking of BAE Systems, they're currently developing a thermal/IR (infrared) adaptive camouflage/"invisibility cloak" technology/sytem called ADAPTIV. Catchy. Adaptiv is comprised of sheets of hexagonal "pixels"/panels that "can change temperature very rapidly". ADAPTIV (as in "adaptive camouflage") would appear to work in a similar fashion as ... Read More »

Kryron Terminator Aluminum Alloy Multi-Hit Ballistic Armor Plate Technology by Bourque Industries: Is Nanotech Body Armor and Vehicle Armor a Reality?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com July 17, 2011 Back in May (2011), Dan Power ran a couple of blurbs on Armor Report about Kryron Terminator aluminum alloy ballistic armor (body armor and vehicle armor), which was developed by Bourque Industries. Kryron reportedly recently “showed major improvement over earlier test results with the ability to deflect several 0.50 ... Read More »

DARPA Testing New Advanced Nanotech a.k.a. “Nano-Enhanced” Hybrid Armor (Body Armor and Vehicle Armor): Armor Nanotechnology Takes Another Step Forward

The following is a NanoRidge Materials, Inc. / SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. press release: New Hybrid Armor Incorporates Specialty Multi-wall Carbon Nanotube Material to Protect Soldiers and Law Enforcement Officers from Small Arms Fire NORMAN, OK, August 19, 2010 – SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT) the leading manufacturer of single-wall and Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW™) carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is manufacturing specialty multi-wall carbon ... Read More »

Artis Iron Curtain Active Protection System (APS): Shoot-Down Ballistic Reactive Ground Vehicle Defense System

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com A company called Artis, LLC has developed an anti-RPG (Rocket-Propelled Grenade) ground vehicle defense system called the Iron Curtain Active Protection System (APS) that integrates C-band radar, a distributed optical sensor, and a ring of ballistic countermeasures to neutralize incoming RPGs. Here’s how it works: Iron Curtain’s C-band radar detects and tracks ... Read More »