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U.S. Air Force KC-X Aerial Refueling Tanker Program Controversy: DefRev Opinion

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com DefenseReview has been contacted by a number of journalists (reporters and writers) to get our take on the Northrop Grumman/EADS (Airbus) aerial refueling tanker aircraft contract award and subsequent Boeing protest situation. This is a big-deal situation, since our current fleet of KC-135 tanker aircraft are getting quite long in the tooth, ... Read More »

2008 NDIA Small Arms Systems Symposium Firing Demo: Initial Report

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com May 25, 2008 Aaaand we’re back. Sorry for the delay in reporting in, but we’ve been fighting the travel demons and illness (minor and temporary) simultaneously. We shot some good video at the 2008 NDIA International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Symposium, but we’re not sure how much of it we can ... Read More »

DefRev going to NDIA Small Arms Systems Symposium 2008

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com May 19, 2008 DefenseReview is headed to the NDIA International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Symposium 2008, and we’ll be reporting from the show.  If you’re going to the show, look for us and say hello.  We’ll be walking around, making the rounds. See ya’ there! Read More »

5.56 Optimized/Brown-Tip Ammo: Enhanced Terminal Ballistics for SpecOps SBRs

By David Crane defrev at gmail.com May 14, 2008 Modified on 5/15/08 — Some information has been redacted/removed from this article by the author/editor (David Crane) for OPSEC. Updated again on 9/11/09 with originally-provided bullet and manufacturer info redacted on 5/15/08. A number of months ago, DefenseReview was informed by one of our contacts in the U.S. military Special Operations ... Read More »

Milkor USA Shorty 40mm Multi-Grenade Launchers at SHOT Show 2008: Milkor USA Mk14 Mod0 MSGL Prototype Weapon

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2008, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). May 5, 2008 Last Updated on 5/29/11. Milkor ... Read More »

LWRC International, LLC Acquires Land Warfare Resources Corporation

The following is a Land Warfare Resources Corporation Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND – April 21, 2008 – LWRC International, LLC of Cambridge, Maryland announces the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Land Warfare Resources Corporation of Springfield, Virginia, effective April 18, 2008. LWRC International will be conducting business out of its new facility in Cambridge, Maryland. Richard Bernstein, ... Read More »

U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Vulnerable to SS-N-27B Sizzler Anti-Ship Missile

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com April 8, 2008 Updated on 4/10/08. DefenseReview readers may remember an article we published on September 16, 2007 about our aircraft carriers being vulnerable to attack by our enemies and/or potential enemies employing/deploying the latest supersonic cruise missile and supercavitating torpedo technologies being developed by the Russians and shared with countries like ... Read More »

VENOM Less-Lethal 40mm Munitions Launcher for Urban Warfare Operations

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at AUSA Winter Symposium 2007, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). March 7, 2008 While DefenseReview was walking ... Read More »

Veritas Tactical MK-IV Rifle and VT-P8 Pistol: .68 Cal. Less-Lethal Weapons

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). February 18, 2008 While we were walking through the tents at SHOT ... Read More »

Petition to Save the Second Amendment…

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com While DefenseReview is a tactical technology / military defense technology online magazine, and not a political magazine, and we therefore usually stick to the tech, we’re making an exception, in this case (excuse the pun). A professional contact of ours just sent us the link to Congressman and Chief Deputy Whip Eric ... Read More »