By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All screen-capture photos and video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these materials. The (screen-capture) photos and video clips were shot in HD with an Apple iPhone 4S smartphone. January 23, 2012 Last updated on 4/11/13. While we were shooting ... Read More »
Wilcox Industries 5/8″ and .40″ Riser Weapon Mounts (Cantilevered Flip Mounts) for Aimpoint and EOTech HWS Combat Optics and 3X Magnifiers at SHOT Show 2012, and the Amazing 2012 New England Warrior Benefit/Gala in Boston! (Video!)
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 materials. The photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). January 23, 2012 DefenseReview (DR) saw a lot ... Read More »
Lucid HD7 Red Dot Sight with Auto-Brightness Reticle Capability: Best Combat Optic under $500 for Close Quarters Battle (CQB)?
By Jeff Gurwitch January 9, 2012 For the past 3 months now I have been shooting a Lucid HD7 Red Dot Sight. Now, I know what you’re thinking “mid-range priced optics they don’t work well or don’t last”. As much as I have tried, though, straight up, the Lucid HD7 hasn’t let me down yet. Specs and Features Before I ... Read More »
Heat-Seeking Missile Killer: Northrop Grumman Guardian Anti-Missile Laser System/Missile Defense System (MDS)/Counter-MANPADS Aircraft Pod (Military and Commercial Aircraft) vs. Russian KBM Igla-S (SA-24) “9M342” Man-Portable/Packable Fire-and-Forget Surface-to-Air Missile System/MANPADS.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com September 29, 2011 And, the hits just keep on comin'. Well, it's not like we couldn't see this one coming. File this one under the law of unintended consequences–unless you're a really cynical person. The U.S. government is currently looking for a significant portion of Moammar Gadhafi's (or "Moammar Khadafy's") rather impressive ... Read More »
Vectronix/Optics 1 COTI (Clip On Thermal Imager) Thermal/IR (Infared) Monocular Helmet Mounted Display (HMD)/Weapons Sight for Infantry Warfighters
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com September 18, 2011 Allison Barrie of Fox News just wrote a piece about the Vectronix/Optics 1 COTI (Clip On Thermal Imager) "clip and go" overlay clip-on thermal/IR (infrared) ("long-wave IR") monocular HMD (Helmet Mounted Device) as if it's a new concept in soldier/warfighter equipment/gear, and labeling it "Predator-style vision". The COTI can ... Read More »
Troy Industries Powered Rail System and Tactical Rifle Accessories for Tactical AR Rifles/Carbines/SBRs: Centrally-Powered Integrated Tactical Aiming Laser Battle Sight Mount and 45-Degree Mini-Red Dot Sight Mount (DR Exclusive!)
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com August 30, 2011 Last updated on 9/03/11. It’s been a looong time since DefenseReview (DR) has done a story on Troy Industries products. There’s no reason for this, really, other than that we haven’t had any kind of relationship with the company. It’s been difficult to reach people there (Troy) to get ... Read More »
DR Video and Interview!: BAE Systems OASYS SkeetIR and StalkIR Universal Thermal Monocular (UTM) Thermal/IR (Infrared) Weapon Sights with Cantilevered Universal Weapons Mount (UWM) and Modular Night Vision (NV)/IR Fusion HMD Capability!: Operator/Sniper-Developed Electro-Optics for the 21st-Century Future Soldier/Warfighter
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 materials. The photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). June 13, 2011 Last updated on 6/16/11. Soldier ... Read More »
Tiger Stripe Products (TSP) Develops and Introduces All Terrain Tiger (ATT) Multi-Environment/Multi-Terrain Combat Camouflage (Camo) Pattern for Tactical Operations
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 5, 2011 On the combat camouflage pattern front, Tiger Stripe Products (TSP) recently released their latest and greatest multi-environment/multi-terrain pattern (MTP) combat/tactical camo pattern called All Terrain Tiger (ATT), which combines the famous Tiger Stripe disruption camo pattern with MTP blending coloration. With the ATT pattern, TSP appears to have toned ... Read More »
ELTICS Black Fox Active, Adaptive IR Stealth System / Electronic Thermal Infrared Countermeasure System: Multi-Spectral Thermal/IR (Infrared) Adaptive Camouflage/Cloaking System for Combat Vehicles, Helicopters, and Warships Coming soon to a Battlespace/Theator of Operations Near You!
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com April 25, 2011 Thankfully, there would seem to be no end to the Star Trek future-technology legacy. DefenseReview (DR) recently published a short article on Blucher Systems’ Ghost and Spectralflage anti-thermal/IR multispectral combat camouflage tech/hardware for infantry soldiers (Ghost) and combat vehicles (Spectrralflage), respectively. Well, an Israeli company called ELTICS Ltd. is ... Read More »
STS Arms Advanced Ceramic Coatings for Tactical Firearms: Tactical AR Rifle/Carbines Go Super-Slick and Anti-Night Vision (NV)/Near Infrared (IR) Detection
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com April 1, 2011 Last updated on 4/07/11. Late last year, David Howlett, founder of USTACRA (United States Tactical Rifle Association) and close friend of DefenseReview’s (DR), alerted us to STS Arms, a boutique gun builder/smith and weapons coating (gun coating) outfit specializing in advanced internal and external ceramic coatings (tactical firearm coatings). ... Read More »