By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: NewAtlas.com and UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering October 11, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) has been writing about TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit)-related technologies lately, but we haven’t yet addressed the combat body armor component, yet. It would seem possible that abalone shell-based lightweight metal foam, flexible scalar biomimetic ... Read More »
Chinese Single-Photon Quantum Radar Makes the Invisible Visible, and U.S. Military Low-Observable/Stealth Aircraft Very Observable, Supposedly. Oh, My.
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: ExtremeTech.com September 23, 2016 Last updated on 9/23/16. As if Chinese martial/military-application technologies like their new “ultra-thin”, lightweight “tunable” UHF microwave radar-absorbing stealth material cloaking technology for manned and unmanned combat aircraft and warships and “hack-proof quantum satellite” aren’t enough to worry about, the Chinese, busy little Asian beavers that ... Read More »
Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) + FlyBoard Air Ducted-Fan Hoverboard = Flying Super Soldiers: Future Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Assaulters/Operators to Fly Themselves to the Target in Exo-Armor ‘Iron Man’-Type Combat Suits?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 21, 2016 Last updated on 10/09/16. DefenseReview (DR) first reported on the TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit) Exo-Armor Combat Suit program in October, 2013, and while we were healthily skeptical about it, we were also cautiously optimistic, as is our way. Cut to the present, and the TALOS program is ... Read More »
Tactical Revolution Rapid Barrel Change Rail System (RBCRS): Mount Your Laser Aimer/Laser Aiming Device on Machine Guns and other Crew-Served Weapons, and Keep that Laser Zeroed! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 7, 2016 If you’re planning on running an IR (InfraRed) laser aimer/laser aiming device on a crew-served weapon, including a medium machine gun/general purpose machine gun (MMG/GPMG) or heavy machine gun (HMG) with a quick-change barrel (QCB) system–and frankly, why wouldn’t you (run an IR laser AND a QCB system)?–then this ... Read More »
SureFire Optimized Bolt Carrier-Long Stroke (OBC-LS) Drop-In BCG and H7S Buffer System with Longer Action Spring for Better Weapon Control, Reliability and Durability: Best Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) Bolt Carrier Group/Buffer System Combo Ever?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 10, 2016 Last until dated on 7/10/16. As long as we’re discussing the latest and greatest SureFire products, we should probably mention the new SureFire Optimized Bolt Carrier-Long Stroke (OBC-LS) (temporary name) drop-in BCG (Bolt Carrier Group and H7S Buffer System with longer action spring. Designed for SureFire by legendary infantry ... Read More »
SMU/DARPA OMNISCIENT/REVEAL 3D Holographic Around-the-Corner Sight for the Urban Combat Fight: See Your Enemy (in 3D) before He Sees You!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: SMU and DARPA May 4, 2016 Last updated on 5/12/16. DefenseReview (DR) recently received a press release on a light-based see-through-wall/see-around-corners x-ray-vision-type technology being developed researchers at the SMU Lyle School of Engineering with funding help from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), and it’s a really fascinating read. SMU ... Read More »
Cobalt Kinetics Evolve 3-Gun Competition/Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR with Cobalt Advantage Reload System (CARS) Magazine Auto-Eject/Bolt Carrier Group (BCG) Auto-Release Feature: Coming Soon to a Competition or Combat Theater Near You!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Cobalt Kinetics January 7, 2016 Last updated on 4/29/16. DefenseReview (DR) has been following some of the recent web press on the Cobalt Kinetics (CK) EVOLVE 16″ tactical/3-Gun competition AR (AR-15) carbine, and were intrigued by the gun’s Cobalt Advantage Reload System (C.A.R.S.) magazine auto-eject/bolt carrierg group (BCG) auto-release mechanism(s), ... Read More »
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Lucas Film December 29, 2015 The Washington Post (WaPo) recently published the mother of all “artificially-intelligent-robots-may-very-well-destroy-us-(humankind)” articles with quotes by everyone from philosopher Nick Bostrom to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. The piece coincides nicely with, and perhaps even validates, DefenseReview’s (DR) recent piece discussing the subject, titled Rise of the Robot ... Read More »
Rise of the Robot Soldier and Squad X Core Technologies (SXCT): ‘Terminator’-Like Artificially-Intelligent (AI) Cybersoldiers and Drone and Boat Swarms to Augment Infantry Warfighters with Total, Multi-Perspective 3D Battlefield Awareness, or just Kill all of Us?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: DARPA, Hemdale Film Corporation, Orion Pictures and Jim Channon December 18, 2015 Last updated on 12/19/15. It would appear that the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and the DoD (Department of Defense) are well on their way to developing “Terminator”-like robotic warfighters and UAS/UAV/drone aircraft, along with a Skynet-type system ... Read More »
American Sniper Shootout AAR (After Action Report): Taya Kyle Cruises to Victory, and TrackingPoint Puts on a Great Event on behalf of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 9, 2015 Last updated on 12/10/15. DefenseReview’s (DR) been a bit busy with travel and a few other things over the last week, but we’re finally back in the saddle over here. Speaking of saddles, we recently flew out to Austin, Texas to attend the first-ever American Sniper Shootout, hosted/sponsored by ... Read More »