By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 2, 2015 Last updated on 10/02/15. Desert Tech (DT) has a really interesting new lightweight bolt-action 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO)/.308 Win. sniper rifle/carbine with an ambidextrous/hot-swappable bolt/charging handle, a really intelligently-designed folding stock with adjustable length of pull and cheek weld, and an ultra-lightweight chassis that comes in at about 3.2 ... Read More »
New Laser Weapons Coming to a Drone Near You: General Atomics Predator-C Avenger Getting 150-Kilowatt Laser Weapon, and Rheinmetall Defence Developing 80-Kilowatt Gatling Laser!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) September 24, 2015 Last updated on 9/25/15. In the last two days, a couple of articles have come out on new military-grade laser weapons coming to fruition, specifically manned and unmanned aircraft-mounted laser weapons. The first piece, published by Defense One discusses General Atomics ... Read More »
Beyond Clothing/Grey Ghost Gear Rig Light Combat/Tactical Jacket: Badass Grey Man Gear for Tactical Shooting and Urban Combat/Warfare Ops! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 21, 2015 Last updated on 9/21/15. Grey Ghost Precision (GGP) Specter series tactical AR carbines weren’t the only cool items DefenseReview (DR) came across at the company’s booth at SHOT Show 2015. We also spied a very cool combat/tactical jacket called the Rig Light Jacket, which is the product of a ... Read More »
UC San Diego Research Team Invents Teflon/Ceramic Metamaterial Visual Stealth/Adaptive Camouflage/Visual Cloaking Tech: Lighter, Slimmer, Better Invisibility Cloak for Future Warfare?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: University of California-San Diego (UCSD) Jacobs School of Engineering) September 9, 2015 Last updated on 9/10/15. As if armed/weaponized UAS/UAV/drone aircraft operated by law enforcement agencies on U.S. soil isn’t dystopian and scary enough, Inverse magazine just published a piece on University of California San Diego (UCSD) Jacobs School of ... Read More »
Spyderco Szabo Folder Black Combat/Tactical Folder (Folding Knife) with Large Scimitar-Shaped Curved Black Blade: Very Cool, Very Intimidating!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 2, 2015 While DefenseReview (DR) was at NDIA SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015), we stopped by the Spyderco booth to check out some knives, and our eyes immediately went to the Spyderco Szabo Folder Black combat/tactical folding knife, which sports a rather large (4.60″) and intimidating Scimitar-shaped curved ... Read More »
XM42 Handheld Flamethrower: Industrial Art with Flame Firepower! This ain’t your Daddy’s Flamethrower.
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: The Ion Production Team August 31, 2015 Last updated on 9/09/15. We here at DefenseReview (DR) have always been big fans of flamethrowers, particularly for cave and structure clearing. Well, earlier this summer, an outfit called The Ion Productions Team introduced the XM42 Handheld Flamethrower, and it may just be ... Read More »
Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) Custom Shop (APOCS) Optically-Enhanced, Silencer/Sound Suppresor-Ready Combat/Tactical Pistols with Heinie Suppressor Sights! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 27, 2015 Last updated on 8/27/15. Back in January (2015), right before SHOT Show 2015, DefenseReview (DR) published a piece on the Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) Custom Shop (APOCS), which is building some very cool custom combat/tactical pistols with the Trijicon RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex) LED mini red dot sight combat optic ... Read More »
RP Advanced Mobile Systems RPAMS Can-Am Strike-M/M4 Maverick Fast-Attack Vehicle (FAV) in Kryptek Camouflage Hits Almost 80 MPH Off-Road for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Missions! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 14, 2015 As long as we’re talking about fast-attack vehicles, or FAV’s, we should perhaps also discuss the RP Advanced Mobile Systems (RPAMS) Can-Am Strike-M4 SXS UTV/LTV FAV (Fast-Attack Vehicle) DefenseReview (DR) got to examine at NDIA SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015), which can seat four (4) assaulters/operators ... Read More »
Polaris Defense DAGOR Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV): Air-Droppable/Transportable Weaponized Fast All-Terrain/Off-Road Fast-Attack Vehicle for Special Operations Forces (SOF) Missions
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 10, 2015 Last updated on 7/14/15. DefenseReview (DR) recently got to view and sit inside the Polaris Defense DAGOR Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) at NDIA SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015), and we liked what we saw. The DAGOR ULCV is a lightweight, compact air-droppable/transportable fast-attack vehicle that can ... Read More »
Thales Defense TDA Armaments Induction Laser Guided Rocket/Sub-Metric Precision Rocket (ILGR/SMPR) Wireless 2.75″/70mm Precision-Guided Rocket with ACULEUS LG Warhead for Special Operations Forces (SOF) Precision Strike and Kill Missions
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 7, 2015 Last updated on 7/19/15. Thales Defense subsidiary TDA Armaments SAS appears to have designed and developed one hell of a 2.75″ (2.75-inch)/70mm wireless laser-guded rocket called the Induction Laser Guided Rocket (ILGR), also known as the Sub-Metric Precision Rocket (SMPR), or Roquette à Précision Métrique (RPM) in French. DefenseReview ... Read More »