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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 (DR), 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). 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 »

IDGA’s 3rd Annual Soldier Equipment & Technology Expo & Conference (Fort Bragg, NC) Starts Tomorrow (August 30)!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Image Credit: IDGA August 29, 2011 The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) is putting on its 3rd Annual Soldier Equipment & Technology Expo & Conference starting tomorrow, August 30 – September 1, 2011 at Fort Bragg Club, Fort Bragg, NC. The Live Fire Day will be conducted on the last ... Read More »

U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) and SOCOM (USSOCOM) Order 385 ReconRobotics Recon Scout XT Surveillance and Reconnaissance Micro-Robot Kits: $5.8 Million U.S. Military Contract Award!

The following is a ReconRobotics press release (photo(s) credit: ReconRobotics): Last updated on 8/24/11. ReconRobotics Awarded $5.8 Million in U.S. Military Contracts Miniature Recon Scout reconnaissance robots designed to protect dismounted soldiers EDINA, Minn. – (August 23, 2011) ReconRobotics, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a series of contracts by the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force and the ... Read More »

Silencerco Firearm Suppressors/Gun Silencers Acquires SWR Manufacturing (Southeastern Weaponry Research)

The following is a Silencerco press release: August 16th – Salt Lake City, UT – Silencerco, the leader in firearm suppressors manufacturing has acquired SWR manufacturing. The acquisition, which was agreed to on August 9th, will serve the industry and consumers by combining the forces of two companies that have a common history of innovative products and superb customer service.  ... Read More »