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FirstSpear (also written “First Spear”) High-End Tactical Gear/Equipment for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Law Enforcement Personnel: Meet The Siege, The Sleeper, and The Beat Up PC (Plate Carrier) Tactical Armor Carrier Systems/Tactical Vests…and Other Tactical Delights.

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com July 18, 2011 Soldier Systems has really been going cuckoo for Coco Puffs, lately, over FirstSpear (also written “First Spear”) “Integrated Personal Protective Equipment and Enhanced Load Carriage Solutions for warfighters and professional users”, which has perked our ears up (metaphorically) here at DefenseReview (DR). O.k., maybe “cuckoo for Coco Puffs” is ... Read More »

Grey Ghost Lightweight Assault Pack/Fight Lite Operator Removable Pack (LAP/FLORP): MOLLE-Attachable Lightweight Tactical Pack (Backpack) for Special Operations Forces (SOF)

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). July 17, 2011 A company called Grey Ghost Outlet is now making their own tactical ... Read More »

Fresh DR articles from SOFIC 2011 (Tampa) on the way soon, and heading to NDIA Small Arms Systems Symposium 2011, today.

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 23, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) saw and handled a veritable plethora of will be cool and interesting hardware and technologyat the 2011 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC 2011), and we’re going to start publishing articles on it very shortly. We’re actually still on travel, and we’re flying out to the 2011 ... Read More »

BAE Systems Receives $9.6 Million ($9.6M) Order for Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) System from Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

The following is a BAE Systems press release: August 2, 2010 PHOENIX, Arizona – BAE Systems has been awarded a $9.6 million follow-on order from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to produce Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment (MOLLE). The MOLLE system is comprised of a variety of load carrying equipment including vests, backpacks, pouches, pockets and hydration systems. MOLLE is ... Read More »

Line of Fire (LOF) Stryker, Flashover and Pointman Tactical Gloves with Revolutionary TEGS (Technology Enhanced Grip System) Grip-Enhancing Technology: Assault Gloves Go Gecko!

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). All TEGS graphics (GIF-format images) contained herein are courtesy of Line Of Fire (LOF), LLC. ... Read More »

Rat Patrol Travel Bag by Granite Gear Tactical: Briefcase, Backpack, Laptop Case, and Daypack, All Rolled into One.

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. May 7, 2010 Here at DefenseReview, we travel a lot. We travel to various industry exhibitions/shows, tactical training courses (including tactical shooting classes), and events. Just like all travellers, we have a ... Read More »

Mil-Spec Monkey Tactical Patches and FAST MAGS Rapid-Change Mag Carrier Demo Vid

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com In our recent article on the STRAC Technologies ST-1 FAST System (TM) Model M4 quick-mag-change/weapon-reload system, we meantioned that Mil-Spec Monkey (MSM) had a demonstration video on a competing product called the FAST MAGS Rapid Change Magazine Carrier for AR-15/M16 30-round mags, made by ITW Military Products (ITWMP), which looks like an ... Read More »

‘Blackwater Tactical Weekly’ Article: ‘Blackwater Gear: A PREreview’

by David Crane [email protected] Speaking of Blackwater Gear, the following is a "Blackwater Tactical Weekly" article (published by Blackwater USA) on Blackwater Gear, titled "Blackwater Gear: A PREreview" (we don’t know who wrote it): "On Thursday, 21 October 2004, Blackwater hosted its Open House. It was an impressive day and the big announcement was the beginning of the Blackwater Gear ... Read More »

Press Release: New Blackwater Gear™ for Military and Private Military Operators

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev had the pleasure of running into Caleb Crye of Crye Associates/Crye Precision and the boys from Michaels of Oregon at IACP, and taking a look at the product(s) of their new collaberation, Blackwater Gear™, at the Blackwater Gear™ booth. Definitely some cool stuff. We’ll report more on the new Blackwater Gear™ later. In the meantime, ... Read More »

Garmin Rino 130 GPS-Integrated FRS/GMRS Radio

by David Crane [email protected] Saw this one on a show about forest firefighters, and thought it might make a workable and inexpensive back-up/alternative for U.S. military Special Operations forces if their primary GPS (Global Positioning System) and/or radio went down. Of course, the unit would have to be customized/modified for these units to provide secure channels with scrambling for that ... Read More »