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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 »

Northrop Grumman/ATK VENOM Targeting Pod Armed with 6-Round GATR-L Tactical Precision-Guided (Laser-Guided) 2.75″/70mm Hydra Rocket Pod for Military Special Operations (SPECOPS)

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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). June 24, 2010 Updated on 8/13/10 Anyone who’s been reading DefenseReview for the last few years ... Read More »

U.S. Army Issues Sources Sought Notice Requesting Information for “Individual Carbine” Small Arms Technology: The Quest for the “Next Carbine” to Upgrade/Improve and/or Replace the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine Continues…

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com June 2, 2010 In their ongoing efforts to upgrade/improve and/or replace the Colt SOPMOD M4/M4A1 Carbine with the “Next Carbine”, the U.S. Army Contracting Command just issued a sources sought notice/solicitation (Solicitation Number: W15QKN-10-X-0455) on May 27, 2010 requesting information on potential weapon capabilities for an “Individual Carbine” as part of a “market ... Read More »

Prompt Global Strike (PGS): We’ll have the surgical hypersonic missile strike to your door, anywhere in the world, in one hour or less…or your pizza’s free.

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 3, 2010 Updated on 5/03/2010 Within the last couple weeks, British newspapers have published stories on two Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) programs under the Prompt Global Strike (PGS) initiative, who’s purpose is to enable the United States to launch precision conventional weapon strikes anywhere in the world within one ... Read More »

Smartphone Airstrike: Need to call in an airstrike? There’s an app for that. Need to kill bad guys? Just smartphone it in.

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 23, 2010 One of the reasons why it’s so dangerous to mess with the United States militarily is that, while we Americans value hard work–which makes us formidable, in itself,–we’ve always exhibited and enjoyed a very healthy combination of inherent creativity/inventiveness and laziness, in the sense that if there’s a way ... Read More »

Lasing Skulls in the Digital Age: Tactical Laser Weapons Finally Maturing for Future Warfare Applications: Meet the Boeing ATL (Advanced Tactical Laser) Airborne Laser Weapon

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 15, 2009 There's a scene at the beginning of the 1985 film Real Genius showing a fictional "Crossbow Project" demonstration video of some unlucky bastard (perhaps a third-world dictator or politician?) getting instantly vaporized by a space-based laser weapon fired from a satellite. The video is being shown to a bunch ... Read More »