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 »
Shield CQS (Close Quarter Sight) Mini Red Dot Reflex Sight Combat Optic: Jeff Gurwitch Runs it at the Range, and Gives us his Initial Impressions! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 03, 2016 Last updated on 8/03/16. There are so many mini red-dot-sight combat optics out there right now, including relatively new ones like the Shield CQS (Close Quarter Sight), that it can be a bit difficult to choose one. Fortunately, DefenseReview (DR) has DR writer/contributor and chief new-product tester Jeff Gurwitch to ... Read More »
SureFire X300V LED Handgun or Long Gun WeaponLight – White and IR Output and X400V IRc White-Light/Infrared LED + Infrared Laser WeaponLight! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 30, 2016 Last updated on 6/30/16. Speaking of the latest and greatest tactical weapons illumination tech, DefenseReview (DR) also got to check out the SureFire X300V LED Handgun or Long Gun WeaponLight – White and IR Output at SHOT Show 2016, and we liked what we saw. The X300V combines a ... 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 »
Tactical Night Vision Company TNVC GoPro NVG (Night Vision Goggle) Adapter for GoPro HERO 4 Series and HERO Session Waterproof Camera Systems
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 21, 2016 Last updated on 4/21/16. While DefenseReview (DR) was perusing the Tactical Night Vision Company (TNVC) and Unity Tactical booth(s) at SHOT Show 2016, we asked Trent Zimmer to show us the uber-cool TNVC NVG (Night Vision Goggle) Adapter for GoPro HERO4 Series and HERO Session Waterproof Cameras with Wilcox ... Read More »
TNVC/Unity Tactical TAPS (Tactical Augmented Pressure Switch) Programmable Tape Switch for Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s and PDW’s! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 13, 2016 Last updated on 4/15/16. While DefenseReview (DR) was at SHOT Show 2016, we made our usual stop at the Tactical Night Vision Company (TNVC)/Unity Tactical (UT) booth to see the latest and greatest products coming out of these two innovative shops. We checked out a number of interesting products, ... Read More »
Ashbury International Group (AIG) Seeks Damages in Lawsuit Against Defense Equipment Manufacturer Vectronix
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 5, 2016 Well, this is interesting. DefenseReview (DR) recently received the following press release on a multi-million-dollar lawsuit that Ashbury International Group (AIG) has filed against Vectronix AG, Vectronix Inc., and Potomac River Group LLC. DR found the press release to be an interesting read, and it includes a link to a PDF-format copy of ... Read More »
FLIR Systems/DJI Zenmuse XT Stabilized and Gimbaled Thermal/IR (Infrared) Camera Going on DJI Inspire 1 and Matrice M100 Quadcopter/Quadrotor Mini-UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft Platforms for Security and Surveillance Operations: Sees Through Smoke and Fog!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: DJI and FLIR Systems December 13, 2015 Chinese UAS/UAV (Unmanned Aerial System/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)/drone aircraft maker DJI is teaming up with FLIR Systems to develop and produce what appears to be a relatively low-cost thermal/IR (Infrared)-capable mini-quadcopter/quadrotor drone that will be outfitted with the Zenmuse XT thermal/IR (InfraRed) camera. The ... 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 »
ZEV Technologies (ZEV Tech) GlockWORX Z19 Enhanced SOCOM and Z19 Trilo Custom Glock 19 (G19) Pistol Packages with Trijicon RMR Mini Red Dot Sight Combat Optic for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Civilian Tactical Shooters!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 15, 2015 Last updated on 10/16/15. While DefenseReview (DR) likes a number of pistol brands, we’re primarily Glock guys over here, Specifically Gen-3 Glock guys, since the Gen-3 Glock pistol design is still the simplest, most robust/rugged, and most field-maintainable design that we’ve found, so far, and we still don’t completely ... Read More »