By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Sputnik News and Jane’s Defence August 6, 2017 As if the US Navy and Air Force don’t have enough challenges on their respective plates already, Sputnik News is reporting on a ship-defense variant of the Russian Pantsir-S missile system called the Pantsir-ME, which reportedly can simultaneously intercept up to four ... Read More »
Will the Russian Air Force Beat the US Air Force to the Punch with 6th-Gen Jet Fighter Aircraft-Mounted Laser Weapons, Radio-Photonic Radar (‘Radio Vision’), Microwave Weapons and Guided Electronic Munitions? Let’s Hope Not.
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 31, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been writing about aircraft-mounted laser weapons technology for years, now, including the very interesting Lockheed Martin Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) laser weapon turret for supersonic jet fighter aircraft, specifically, and offensive and defensive laser weapons for jet fighter aircraft, in general, which the US Air ... Read More »
Happy 4th of July/Independence Day 2017 from DR! And, an Appreciation of the Declaration of Independence.
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 4, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) would just like to wish our readers and members a very Happy 4th of July/Independence Day 2017. We hope it was a really fun and safe one for you, and that you enjoyed some great BBQ (and/or burgers, and/or steaks). Thank you to all of our military ... Read More »
Boeing AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter-Mounted Raytheon High Energy Laser (HEL) Weapon Successfully Tested at White Sands Missile Range!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo Credit: Raytheon Company June 26, 2017 Last updated on 6/27/17. DefenseReview (DR) recently published a piece on the new Lockheed Martin 60kW (Kilowatt) fiber optic laser weapon, which is pretty interesting. However, as it turns out, SOCOM (USSOCOM) just tested a Raytheon HEL (High Energy Laser) on board a Boeing Apache ... Read More »
Lockheed Martin 60-kilowatt (kW) Fiber-Optic Airborne Laser Weapon being Tested within 18 Months for Future Warfare Applications!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 20, 2017 Here at DefenseReview (DR), we’re big fans of military-grade laser weapons that can be used to shoot vehicles and enemy soldiers from the air (and aircraft from the ground and sea, and have been for some time, now. So, we’re always happy to read about US military laser weapons’ ... Read More »
DIUx/Kratos UTAP-22 Mako and XQ-222 Valkyrie Combat UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft: Developmental Artificially Intelligent (AI)Attack Aircraft Wingmen on Their Way for Future Warfare!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (KDSS) and Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) June 15, 2017 According to a recent Washington Post piece, it would appear that the EDI UCAV (Extreme Deep Invader Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle), featured in the 2005 film Stealth, is about to come to life as future ... Read More »
‘Special Operations Turned Instructors – Not So Special?’: A Rebuttal. This is What’s so Special about Special Ops…
By Jeff Gurwitch May 30, 2017 ‘Special Operations Turned Instructors – Not So Special?’; that’s the title of an op-ed recently written by Abner Miranda, and published Breach Bang Clear. While Mr. Abner might have some valid points as to why former Special Operators don’t always make for the best shooting instructors, to be honest, with comments like his opening ... Read More »
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 29, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) would like to wish our readers and members, and our troops and veterans, a very happy (if somber) and safe Memorial Day. As we remember our fallen, we’d like to once again thank all the great people who are currently serving our country in our Armed Forces, and ... Read More »
Condor/Covered 6 fu-bar (also written FUBAR) All-Natural, Organic and Biosafe All-in-One Gun/Weapons Lube (Lubricant)/Cleaner/Protectant, Sunscreen (SPF 15, 94% UVB Blockage), Bug/Insect (Mosquito) Repellant and Antibacterial Emollient Skin Moisturizer/Deodorant! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 21, 2017 While we were checking out all the latest and greatest Condor Outdoor Products and Condor Elite combat/tactical clothing and gear at SHOT Show 2017, Chris Dunn of Condor Outdoor Products, Condor Elite and Covered 6 showed us the new Condor/Covered 6 fu-bar (also written FU-BAR) all-natural, organic all-in-one gun/weapons lube (lubricant)/cleaner/protect, ... Read More »
Condor Vanquish Armor System (VAS) Minimalist, Modular Tactical Armor Carrier/Vest (Body Armor) with On-the-Go Design and Drop-Down Mag Carrier/Pouch System! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 18, 2017 Last updated on 2/20/17. Condor Outdoor Products (COP) recently introduced their new minimalist yet highly modular/versatile Condor Vanquish Armor System, or “VAS”, at SHOT Show 2017, and the system looked pretty good to DR (DefenseReview.com). The VAS’ main claim to fame is its “on-the-go design”. The most obvious example ... Read More »