By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 8, 2018 A very interesting electro-optics company called Chromatra LLC, out of Beverly Massachussetts, has teamed up with our friends at Tactical Night Vision Company (TNVC) to bring us color night vision in a PVS-14 night vision monocular. The (patented) ColorTAC technology’s actually called Gemini, and it’s really interesting, and cool. ... Read More »
Lockheed Martin Laser Advancements for the Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE) Air-to-Air/Air-to-Ground Fiber-Optic Laser Weapon System for Supersonic Fighter Jet Aircraft: 60-Kilowatt+ Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) Laser Weapon Turret by 2021?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Lockheed Martin November 8, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been discussing air-to-air laser weapons for fighter jet aircraft since late 2013, when the US Air Force put out a solicitation for “Lasers Systems for Future Air Dominance Platforms”. Well, according to a recent Daily Mail article it would appear that the ... 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 »
5.11 Tactical HEXGRID Plate Carrier with HEXGRID Laser-Cut Hexagonal Load-Bearing Attachment System Matrix: PALS/MOLLE-Replacement Tactical Honeycomb Webbing for CombatTactical Gear! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 7, 2017 It’s not every day you see a new potential combat/tactical gear load-bearing attachment system replacement for ALICE and PALS/MOLLE (Pouch Attachment Ladder System/Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) webbing come along, particularly one that’s perhaps got an honest shot at it. That’s why DefenseReview (DR) found the new 5.11 Tactical HEXGRID ... Read More »
Beretta Protection Technology (BPT) Off Shot ST-W and ST-R Mini Headset Active Electronic Hearing Protection Earbuds: Wireless Smartphone Comms while You’re Shooting!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 11, 2017 The B-On electronic LCD combat/tactical shooting sunglasses/ballistic eyepro (eye protection) wasn’t the only new Beretta Protection Technology (BPT) product on display at SHOT Show 2017. BPT reps also showed DefenseReview (DR) interesting hearing pro (protection) with sound amplication called Off Shot ST-W and ST-R Mini Headsets, both of which ... Read More »
Beretta Protection Technology (BPT)/CTRL Eyewear B-On Electronic Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Combat/Tactical Shooting Sunglasses/Ballistic Eyepro (Eye Protection) with e-Tint Technology for Instant Manual and Automatic Dimming and Undimming Capability! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 9, 2017 While DefenseReview was perusing the latesta nd greatest tactical shooting goodies at the Beretta USA booth at SHOT Show 2017, we ran into some very nice Italians in charge of some very cool new products in the Beretta Protection Technology section, the most interest of which, to DefenseReview (DR), ... Read More »
Russian Ratnik-3 (Warrior-3) Infantry Combat System with Exoskeleton to Turn Future Russian Military Infantry Soldier/Warfighters into ‘Supermen’? Let’s Hope Not.
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Sputnik News and Warsonline.info October 31, 2016 Last updated on 11/01/16. Since DefenseReview’s (DR) been covering a lot of andvanced Russian military and tactical tech lately (see here and here), we might as well round it out by discussing the Ratnik-3 (Warrior-3) Infantry Combat System with exoskeleton tech real quick, especially ... Read More »
Russian RS-28 Sarmat Satan 2 ‘Super-Nuke’ and ‘object 4202’ Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV): Russia Getting Ready for for World War III (WWIII)?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Unknown October 28, 2016 Last updated on 10/28/16. As if Russian hyper-range anti-materiel/sniper rifles aren’t enough to worry about, the Russians are also simultaneously developing a “super-nuke” nuclear ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) called the RS-28 Sarmat Satan 2 AND a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) called “object 4202“. Satan 2 ... Read More »
Will TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit)-Outfitted Future Soldiers Get Lightweight Abalone Shell-Based Flexible Scalar Biomimetic Metal Foam, Carbyne (Linear Acetylenic Carbon) and/or Multilayer Graphene Ballistic Armor Composites?
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 »