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U.S. Army Issues New “Individual Carbine” Draft RFP (Request For Proposal): How will the Army’s Next Carbine Improve on the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine, and will it still be an AR? DR has some ideas…

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com February 8, 2011 Updated on 1/12/11. About a week ago, on January 31, 2011, the U.S. Army issued a Draft Request For Proposal (RFP) W15QKN-11-R-F003 for an “Individual Carbine” to supposedly replace the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine, a direct-gas-impingement (DGI) AR-15 carbine configured to U.S. military specifications. Of course, the Army looking for ... Read More »

SPA Defense/XADS TR3 Laser Rifle for Ship Defense/Anti-Piracy Operations: Hit ‘em with the Big Green Laser Beam!

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). January 28, 2011 Alright, this one was, hands-down, one of the coolest things DefenseReview (DR) ... Read More »

DR Exclusive!: SureFire MAG5-60 and MAG5-100 High Capacity Magazine (HCM) “Quad-Stack” AR Rifle Magazines: 60-Round/Shot and 100-Round/Shot AR (AR-15/M16) 5.56mm NATO Box Magazines for Significantly-Increased Firepower during Infantry Combat and Tactical Engagements of All Sorts

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 3, 2010 Last updated on 9/25/13. Since DefenseReview (DR) has been covering polymer AR magazines in our previous two stories, it's only fair that we publish one on some very cool enhanced-capacity metal mags (aluminum mags)–and this one's a biggie, folks. O.k., he're we go: SureFire is getting into the tactical ... Read More »

GunSafe iPhone App for Gun Owners and Collectors: Store and Archive All Your Weapons’ Data/Information Virtually and Securely

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 15, 2010 DefenseReview (DR) recently started using a cool and useful iPhone app designed specifically for firearms owners and collectors. It’s called GunSafe, and it was designed and developed by Ryan Kirkman of JK Supply Co. (Ione, CA). JK Supply Co. is a small yet great tactical firearms dealer/FFL that’s very ... Read More »

Metaflex Flexible Metamaterial (Flexible MM): The Future of Adaptive Camouflage / Visual Cloaking Technology? The quest for invisible infantry soldiers continues.

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 6, 2010 DefenseReview (DR) has been publishing information on adaptive camouflage (a.k.a. electro-optical camfouflage, optical camouflage, active camouflage, chameleonic camouflage, invisibility cloaking technology, visual cloaking tech, visual spectrum cloaking tech, etc.) for quite some time. We’ve reported on both metamaterials (a.k.a. MMs, negative-index materials, negative-index metamaterials, and/or left-handed materials) research at ... Read More »

DR Exclusive First Look!: SCAR Who? Meet the Colt Modular Carbine (CMC) Model CM901 Multi-Caliber 7.62mm NATO Battle Rifle / 5.56mm NATO Assault Rifle for U.S. Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) and General Infantry Forces (GIF). DefenseReview (DR) Reports (Photos and Video!)

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos and video clips. The embedded photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). October 6, 2010 On ... Read More »

MBDA Semi-Active Laser-Guided Zuni Rocket with 4-Shot LAU-10 Rocket Pod (Launch Pod): Precision-Guided Rockets Get a Big Boost (Photos!)

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). August 13, 2010 Anyone who’s been reading DefenseReview (DR) for any length of time knows that ... Read More »

BAE Systems Displays Ultra Lightweight Warrior (ULW) Infantry Warfighter Ensemble with On-Board Integral (and Ergonomic) Power System

The following is a BAE Systems Press Release Farnborough International Airshow 2010 — In today’s military conflicts, science and technology often play a vital role in transforming an innovative idea into a practical advantage for the soldier. BAE Systems is seeking to do just that with its new Ultra Lightweight Warrior (ULW) system of innovative body armor, which offers dramatic weight ... Read More »

Dazer Laser: Safer than a Taser? Me Oh My, It Looks Like a Phaser. Bad guys better watch out…while they still can! (Video!)

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com July 29, 2010 Updated on 8/04/10. God, I love laser weapons. I really do. They represent the future, they represent high-technology (high-tech), and, let’s face it, they represent fun. I mean, what could be more fun than blasting an enemy combatant (military scenario) out of his socks with a military-grade tactical/combat laser/ray ... Read More »

Berkeley Bionics/Lockheed Martin Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC) Biomechanical Military Combat Exoskeleton Developed for Future Soldier/Warfighter Performance Enhancement: Bionic Super Soldiers on the Way?

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com July 20, 2010 Updated on 7/22/10 On July 14, 2010, the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center/Soldier Systems Center awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.1 million contract to field a few test articles of the Lockheed Martin / Berkeley Bionics Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC) (pronounced “Hulk”) hydrolic-powered anthropomorphic soldier exoskeleton system. The HULC, ... Read More »