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 »
Spinel Transparent Aluminum Armor (Body/Facial Armor and Vehicle Armor) and Optics for Future Soldiers/Warfighters!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 8, 2015 Well, it looks like yet one more Star Trek technology has made it to reality in the form of transparent aluminum, that can potentially be used to create transparent armor that will protect the future soldier/warfighter. Every Star Trek fan, your humble correspondent included, remembers the scene in Star ... Read More »
DR Exclusive!: Latest Desert Tech DT MDR/MDR-C (Micro Dynamic Rifle) Design and Development Improvements as Gun Approaches Production!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 5, 2015 Last updated on 10/07/15. While we’re on the subject of cool new Desert Tech (DT) guns, we should probably mention that DefenseReview (DR) has been keeping up with the latest developments on the extremely interesting and innovative Desert Tech DT MDR (Micro Dynamic Rifle) and MDR-C (Micro Dynamic Rifle-Compact) ... Read More »
New Laser Weapons Coming to a Drone Near You: General Atomics Predator-C Avenger Getting 150-Kilowatt Laser Weapon, and Rheinmetall Defence Developing 80-Kilowatt Gatling Laser!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) September 24, 2015 Last updated on 9/25/15. In the last two days, a couple of articles have come out on new military-grade laser weapons coming to fruition, specifically manned and unmanned aircraft-mounted laser weapons. The first piece, published by Defense One discusses General Atomics ... Read More »