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Prox Dynamics PD-100 BLACK HORNET PRS (Personal Reconnaissance System) Micro Helicopter Drone: Palm-Sized ‘Nano UAS’ Provides Cargo Pocket ISR Capability for Infantry Recon Ops! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 25, 2015 Here at DefenseReview (DR), we particularly appreciate tactical hardware and technology that give general infantry (or, ground infantry) and military Special Operations Forces (SOF) assaulters/operators better situational awareness at the squad level and enable them to do their respective jobs better and safer. The new Prox Dynamics (also written ... Read More »

MATBOCK VBSS Robot for Visit, Board Search and Seizure Ops: Maritime Magnetic Marvel Drives Up the Side of the Ship and Sets Your Grapnel Hook! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 24, 2015 Last updated on 5/24/15. The developmental (prototype) MATBOCK VBSS Robot is the first item DefenseReview (DR) covering from NDIA SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015), since it was one of the two most interesting products we saw at the show, and since we ended up sharing a cab ... Read More »

Fresh articles on the way from SOFIC 2015…

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 22, 2015 DefenseReview (DR) just attended SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015) in Tampa, and we saw some innovative new tactical technologies that we’ll be reporting on shortly. So, stay tuned. Don’t change that dial. Read More »

Chlorin e6 (Ce6) Night Vision Eye Drops for Future Warfare Night Ops?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Science for the Masses (SciencefortheMasses.org) March 28, 2015 Last year, DefenseReview (DR) reported on single-atom, two-dimensional graphene layer nanotech being developed by a team at the University of Michigan that might make thermal/IR (InfraRed)/night vision eyeglass lenses and contact lenses possible in the future. Well, a team out of California just ... Read More »

Bravo Company Manufacturing (BCM) BCMGUNFIGHTER Stock Field Review: Compact, Slim-Profile with ‘Bombproof’ Lock-Up for Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR’s Intended for Combat and 3-Gun Competition (Video!)

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By Jeff Gurwitch February 27, 2015 Being no stranger to BCM (Bravo Company Manufacturing) products, I used both a BCMGUNFIGHTER MOD 1 pistol grip and BCM ambidextrous charging handle down range during my last tour on my MK18 carbine (see Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR Aftermarket Accessories for Military Combat Applications: The Competition-to-Combat Crossover, Part 2). I think they definitely hit the ... Read More »

CMMG Mk47 MUTANT T/AKM/AKM2: AK/AR-15 Hybrid 7.62x39mm Russian Tactical Rifle/Carbine Fires Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM Cartridge with AR-15 Capability and Controls! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 25, 2015 Last modified on 2/26/15. The M+M M10X wasn’t the only interesting 7.62x39mm Russian-caliber tactical rifle/carbine DefenseReview (DR) saw at SHOT Show 2015, no sir. The brand new and very interesting CMMG Mk47 MUTANT T/AKM/AKM2 AK/AR (AR-15) hybrid tactical carbine appeared to be a big hit at the company’s booth, ... Read More »

Arsenal Democracy AD Blackside Glock Pistol Packages: Customized Combat/Tactical Pistols with AD SwiTch Aluminum Glock Trigger, DOCTER Sight III Bronze 3.5 MOA, Trijicon Night Sight Suppressor Set and Storm Lake Threaded QPQ Barrel for Silencer/Sound Suppressors! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 17, 2015 Last updated on 2/22/15. A small boutique weapons builder called Arsenal Democracy (AD) is currently on a tactical tear, building and customizing combat/tactical pistols and AR (AR-15/AR-10/SR-25) rifle/carbine/SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifles) for military Special Operations Forces (SOF) assaulters/operators, law enforcement SWAT operators, and civilian tactical shooters, but we’re going ... Read More »

DRD Tactical KIVAARI AR-Type Quick-Takedown Semi-Auto .338 Lapua Magnum Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle/Carbine for some SERIOUSLY Long-Range, Manpackable Shootin’ n’ Scootin’!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 29, 2015 If you happened by the Hensoldt booth at SHOT Show 2015, you might have noticed a rather badass-looking AR-type semi-auto quick-take-down .338 Lapua Magnum (LM) anti-materiel/sniper rifle/carbine made by DRD Tactical, alled the KIVAARI. The DRD Kivaari doesn’t just look badass. It IS badass, especially when you consider it’s ... Read More »

Ashbury Precision Ordnance APO Custom Shop (APOCS) Now Upgrading/Customizing and Optically Enhancing Combat/Tactical Pistols with the Trijicon RMR Red Dot Combat Optic and Co-Witnessed Trijicon Night Sights for Combat and Competition Shooting: Upgraded Triggers, Tactical Controls and Texturizing, Too!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) January 13, 2015 Some very good news just came DefenseReview’s (DR) way, and we’re pretty excited about it. Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO), a company known for building some of the best precision modular bolt-action tactical (anti-materiel and sniper) rifles and rifle chassis in the business, has ... Read More »

Operator Suppressor Systems/OSS Mission Muzzle Cans: Almost No Back Pressure Yields More Hits on Target and Longer Weapon Life

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 16, 2014 Last updated on 12/17/14. That (title) pretty much sums up Operator Suppressor Systems’/OSS Mission’s whole raison d’etre and advantage over its competitors. DefenseReview (DR) first wrote about the company’s products after seeing them at NDIA Joint Armaments Symposium 2012, when it was called Bravo 18. Those products were developmental/evolutionary ... Read More »