We’ve been on travel all week (and all day, today) here at DR (I’m writing this post from a plane, right now), but we’d like to wish all our Veterans a slightly belated Happy Veterans Day. God bless you guys, and thanks for keeping the rest of us safe! Sincerely, David Crane Owner/Editor-in-Chief DefenseReview.com (DR) defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Read More »
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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 »
DR Heads-Up: Latest issue of SureFire “Combat Tactics” Magazine (Fall 2011 Issue) coming out, so go pick it up!
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 28, 2011 Last edited/updated on 11/17/11. The latest issue of SureFire's "Combat Tactics" Magazine (Fall 2011, Volume 9, Number Two) should be arriving on the shelves at your local Barnes & Noble book store very shortly if it isn't already there, so go check it out. You're humble correspondent has a ... Read More »
Revision BATLSKIN Modular Head Protection System (MHPS) Demo Video Released from AUSA 2011: Revision Military Batlskin (“Battle Skin”) Modular Ballistic Combat Helmet/Visor/Facial Armor System (Maxillofacial/Mandibular Armor) Update
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 12, 2011 Revision Military just released a Batlskin demonstration video from AUSA 2011 featuring Dan Packard, Revision Military's Senior Vice President of Military Sales, and here it is: The following is the Revision Military press release on it: "REVISION’S BATLSKIN™ HEAD PROTECTION SYSTEM – A MODULAR SOLUTION IDEAL FOR ALL MILITARY ... Read More »
Ops-Core FAST Ballistic Helmet (Crye MultiCam Camo Pattern?) Military Combat Helmet with FAST-ARC Accessory Rail Connectors and Head-Loc Chinstrap Retention System Going Operational in Afghanistan with U.S. Army Special Forces: FAST Helmet Demo Video, and Contour HD Tactical Helmet Cam (Camera) Photos!
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video 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 6, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) has mentioned the Ops-Core FAST (Future Assault ... 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 »
Heat-Seeking Missile Killer: Northrop Grumman Guardian Anti-Missile Laser System/Missile Defense System (MDS)/Counter-MANPADS Aircraft Pod (Military and Commercial Aircraft) vs. Russian KBM Igla-S (SA-24) “9M342″ Man-Portable/Packable Fire-and-Forget Surface-to-Air Missile System/MANPADS.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com September 29, 2011 And, the hits just keep on comin'. Well, it's not like we couldn't see this one coming. File this one under the law of unintended consequences–unless you're a really cynical person. The U.S. government is currently looking for a significant portion of Moammar Gadhafi's (or "Moammar Khadafy's") rather impressive ... Read More »
Vectronix/Optics 1 COTI (Clip On Thermal Imager) Thermal/IR (Infared) Monocular Helmet Mounted Display (HMD)/Weapons Sight for Infantry Warfighters
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com September 18, 2011 Allison Barrie of Fox News just wrote a piece about the Vectronix/Optics 1 COTI (Clip On Thermal Imager) "clip and go" overlay clip-on thermal/IR (infrared) ("long-wave IR") monocular HMD (Helmet Mounted Device) as if it's a new concept in soldier/warfighter equipment/gear, and labeling it "Predator-style vision". The COTI can ... Read More »
Revision Military BATLSKIN (“Battle Skin”) Modular Head Protection System (MHPS) Lightweight Ballistic Combat Helmet, Visor and Mandibular Guard/Ballistic Face Shield: Complete Ballistic Maxillofacial Protection (Facial Armor) for the 21st Century Warfighter
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Revision Military September 14, 2010 Last updated on 9/18/11. Revision Military recently released photos and info on the Revision Military BATLSKIN (Pronounced "Battle Skin") Modular Head Protection System (MHPS) (formerly Revision Modular Protective Attachment System, or Revision MPAS) lightweight ballistic combat helmet, visor and (ballistic) mandibular guard/maxillofacial (lower face and ... Read More »
DR Heads-Up: Jason Falla of Redback One (RB1) Combat Training Systems Conducting Advanced Hostage Rescue Course at ITI Training in West Point, VA
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Redback One (RB1) September 1, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) has been informed that dynamic tactical Australian sensation, Jason Falla of Redback One (RB1) Combat Training Systems, will be conducting a very cool 5-day Advanced Hostage Rescue Course for law enforcement (and military?) personnel at International Training, Inc. (ITI Training) (West Point, ... Read More »