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Revision Military Sawfly Photochromic Eyewear System: Military-Grade Auto-Adaptive Photochromatic Tactical Eyepro for Combat Shooting in All Infantry Warfare Environments


By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Revision Military January 12, 2012 DefenseReview (DR) just received a press release on the Revision Military Sawfly Photochromic Eyewear System tactical eye pro, which looks pretty cool, and will be displayed at Booth 26011 at SHOT Show 2012. The photochromic (same thing as photochromatic) technology’s main claim to fame is ... Read More »

The U.S. Army’s Next Carbine: Hello Gas Piston/Op-Rod “Enhanced M4/M4A1 Carbine”-Type AR (AR-15), Goodbye Direct Gas Impingement (DGI) Operation?


By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and some video clips contained in this article were shot by (DR), and are copyrighted. owns the copyright on these photos and some of these video clips. Ferfrans Specialties and Falcon Security Group (FSG) own the copyright on some videos contained herein. The accompanying photos and video clips ... Read More »

MBDA TiGER (Tactical Grenade Extended Range) Small UAS/UAV (SUAS/SUAV)/Mini-Flying Bomb/”Kamikaze Drone” for Tactical Reconnaissance and Precision-Kill Missions is Low-Observable, Seriously Lethal: Kitty’s got a temper!


By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All indoor photos contained in this article except for the dual 40mm warhead photo were shot by at SOFIC 2010 or SOFIC 2011, and are copyrighted. owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). The ... Read More »

DR Heads-Up: ITT Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) with Quantum Cascade Laser: Anti-Missile/Counter-MANPADS Laser System for Military Combat Rotorcraft (Combat Helicopters) and Fixed-Wing Aircraft

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 14, 2011 Recently, DefenseReview (DR) reported on the Northrop Grumman Guardian and AN/AAQ-24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) laser systems designed to kill heat-seaking missiles (thermal/IR signature-intercepting missiles). Well, Northrop Grumman also has a "5th-generation IRCM (Infrared Countermeasure) technology for unparalleled warfighter protection called" Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM), which is comprised of ... Read More »

Russians Getting a New Rifle: New Russian Military Assault Rifle to Replace Aging Kalashnakov 7.62x39mm AK-47/AKM-type AK74M and 5.45x39mm AK-74-type AK-105 Assault Rifles

By David Crane  defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 1, 2011 A recent article in the The Voice of Russia titled "New rifle to replace Kalashnikov" claims that the Russian "Izmash" company "plans to present its new rifle to the Russian army before the end of this year," a rifle that can go head-to-head with the most modern western military ... Read More »

PCP Ammunition Polymer-Cased Rifle/Machine Gun Ammo for Military Combat and Civilian Tactical/Commercial Applications: Has the Era of High-Heat-Resistant “Superplastic”/”Superpolymer” Cartridge Cases Finally Arrived?


By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Coyote School Blog September 26, 2011 Last updated on 10/01/11. The Firearm Blog just published a short piece on PCP Ammunition rifle ammunition, which utilizes a polymer (i.e., plastic) cartridge case. DefenseReview (DR) also viewed this ammo at SHOT Show 2011, but based on all previous attempts by other companies/developers ... Read More »

Revision Military BATLSKIN (“Battle Skin”) Modular Head Protection System (MHPS) Lightweight Ballistic Combat Helmet, Visor and Mandibular Guard/Ballistic Face Shield: Complete Ballistic Maxillofacial Protection (Facial Armor) for the 21st Century Warfighter


By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Revision Military September 14, 2010 Last updated on 9/18/11. Revision Military recently released photos and info on the Revision Military BATLSKIN (Pronounced "Battle Skin") Modular Head Protection System (MHPS) (formerly Revision Modular Protective Attachment System, or Revision MPAS) lightweight ballistic combat helmet, visor and (ballistic) mandibular guard/maxillofacial (lower face and ... Read More »

Chinese Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and High-Powered Microwave (HPM) Weapons vs. U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Battle Groups: Can the U.S. Military Effectively Counter “Assassin’s Mace”?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com July 22, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) started covering the ballistic threats to U.S. aircraft carriers several years ago. We’ve known for some time, now, that China is capable of sinking our carriers through the use of anti-ship missiles and torpedoes, or a combination of both. Fast forward to yesterday, when the Washington Times ... Read More »