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Ironman Machine Gun Ammo Carriage System/Assault Pack (Backpack) ‘Game Changer’ for Infantry Machine Gunners and Special Operations Forces (SOF): Is it Read for Battle, and How Does it Stack Up Against the TYR Tactical Huron MICO – Machine Gunners Assault Pack?


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: David Kamm and 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa National Guard October 24, 2016 For the last few years (since 2011), DefenseReview (DR) has been keeping an eye on the Ironman Machine Gun Ammo Carriage System/Assault Pack (Backpack) originally developed for the FN M240 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO) MMG/GPMG (Medium ... Read More »

DryWired Defense Protective Nanocoatings, or ‘Surface Modification Chemistries’ for Waterproofing and Insulating Electronics, Glass, Fabric/Textiles and Metals! (Videos!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 20, 2016 Speaking of DryWired nanotechnologies (as if nanocomposite hard armor plates aren’t interesting enough), If you’ve got electronics, glass, fabric/textiles or metal that needs protecting, DryWired’s protective nanocoatings, or “surface modification chemistries/technologies“, may just be the most interesting and advanced protective-coating solution DefenseReview’s (DR) seen to date. Not only do ... Read More »

London Bridge Trading (LBT) LBX Tactical Assaulter Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) Combat Shirt and Combat Pant in HyperStealth Caiman Digital Combat Camo (Camouflage) Pattern! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 29, 2016 LBX Tactical, a division (or subsidiary) of London Bridge Trading Inc. (LBT), showed a very interesting BDU (Battle Dress Uniform) consisting of the LBX-0080A-CAIMAN Assaulter Camouflage Combat Shirt and LBX-0081A-CAIMAN Assaulter Camouflage Combat Pant. Both products featured the HyperStealth Caiman foliage green/arid digital combat camo (camouflage) pattern by HyperStealth ... Read More »

Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) + FlyBoard Air Ducted-Fan Hoverboard = Flying Super Soldiers: Future Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Assaulters/Operators to Fly Themselves to the Target in Exo-Armor ‘Iron Man’-Type Combat Suits?


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 21, 2016 Last updated on 10/09/16. DefenseReview (DR) first reported on the TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit) Exo-Armor Combat Suit program in October, 2013, and while we were healthily skeptical about it, we were also cautiously optimistic, as is our way. Cut to the present, and the TALOS program is ... Read More »

5.11 Tactical Men’s Ridgeline Pant Lo-Pro Lo-Vis (Low-Profile Low-Visibility) Combat/Tactical Pants for Covert Ops, Concealed Carry (CCW), and Casual Wear Applications! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 14, 2016 Last updated on 9/16/16. 5.11 Tactical’s really been killing it lately with their combat/tactical clothing, lately, and that’s especially true with their pants. DefenseReview’s (DR) current favorite is the 5.11 Tactical Men’s Ridgeline Pant lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) combat/tactical pants for covert ops, concealed carry (CCW), and casual wear applications. We’ve ... Read More »

Tactical Revolution Rapid Barrel Change Rail System (RBCRS): Mount Your Laser Aimer/Laser Aiming Device on Machine Guns and other Crew-Served Weapons, and Keep that Laser Zeroed! (Video!)


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 »

Bravo Concealment BCA Light Bearing Gun Holster and Mag Carrier/Pouches for Covert Missions/Operations and Civilian Concealed Carry (CCW) Applications: Best Combat/Tactical-Kydex Bang for the Buck! (Video!)


By Jeff Gurwitch September 2, 2016 Last updated on 9/02/16. I’ll admit it, up until very recently, when it came to kydex holsters, I was a Raven Concealment guy all the way. After all, Raven Concealment Systems was the first company that really seemed to take the market by storm with their great designs (particularly the Phantom Modular Holster series), ... Read More »

CORE Survival HEL-STAR F2 (Friend or Foe) Helmet-Mounted, Multi-Function Light: Combat/Tactical Helmet Strobe Beacon/Marker Light System for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Lets You Know when You’ve been Targeted! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 30, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) recently got to check out the CORE Survival HEL-STAR F2 (Friend or Foe) Helmet-Mounted, Multi-Function Marker Light combat/tactical helmet strobe beacon light at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2016, and we came away very impressed with it. Similar to the HEL-STAR 6 Gen III, the HEL-STAR ... Read More »

High Ready Weapons-Handling Position for Combat/Tactical Shooting Applications and (Direct-Action) Military Special Operations: High Ready or Not, Here I Come!


By Jeff Gurwitch August 24, 2016 When it comes to techniques and methods employed in tactical shooting, there are, in many cases, certain developed solutions to very specific tactical problems. Unfortunately, when passing on these techniques to others, sometimes the “why” of something being done a certain way is poorly explained or left out altogether. As a result, all too ... Read More »

Kinetic Development Group KDG Tactical Weapons (Rifle/Carbine/SBR) Accessories for the FN SCAR Family of Weapons: Major Modular M-LOK Madness! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 19, 2016 Speaking of FN SCAR-related accessories/products, we should probably also mention the very interesting ans seemingly very high-quality, highly-functional Kinetic Development Group (KDG) combat/tactical weapons accessories for the FN SCAR family of weapons, which we came across while walking the floor at SHOT Show 2016. We here at DR are ... Read More »