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VirtuSphere Virtual-Reality Simulator for Mil/LE Tactical Training

by David Crane [email protected] A company called VirtuSphere, Inc. (Sammamish, WA) has a product called, appropriately enough, VirtuSphere, which can apparently provide a rather unique Mil/LE tactical training and simulation experience. Due to its design, the VirtuSphere provides "infinite space" and claims to also provide "the most immersive [virtual reality a.k.a. "VR"] experience for simulated training, exercise and gaming." The ... Read More »

Dealing with Multiple Terrorists: 21st Century AT/CT Doctrine, Part Two

by Frank Borelli, Borelli Consuting frank at borelliconsulting.com with thanks to John Giduck This article is the second installment of the original article, titled Dealing with Multiple Terrorists: 21st Century AT/CT Doctrine. "Posse Comitatus: Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air ... Read More »

Dealing with Multiple Terrorists: 21st Century AT/CT Doctrine

by Frank Borelli, Borelli Consulting frank at borelliconsulting.com with thanks to John Giduck Not long ago I read through the book, Terror At Beslan: A Russian Tragedy with Lessons for America’s Schools by John Giduck (review of the book here). The book so convinced me that we in law enforcement are training for the wrong threat (Active Shooter) that I ... Read More »

Video: Iraqi Insurgents/Terrorists Ambush PMC/PSC PSD Team on BIAP Road

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Last year, DefenseReview received some interesting (and disturbing) video footage of an Edinburgh Risk and Security Management (ERSM) PSD/Security Operator team getting ambushed by Iraqi insurgents/terrorists in Baghdad, Iraq, while conducting Operation APOLLO.  The contact occurred on the morning of April 20, 2005 (4/20/2005) on the infamous BIAP Road. This was a small arms contact.  The enemy was ... Read More »

Bus Takedown Video: IMS Anti-Terror/Counter-Terror School for Mil/LE SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] Back in December (2005), DefenseReview reported on an advanced anti-terrorism/countertertorrism SWAT school we attended that was put on by IMS Security at Camp Bonneville. That course was described by every operator we interviewed as the most intense SWAT course they had every taken (i.e. the most physically and mentally demanding), and, hands-down, the single most relevant ... Read More »

Grip Pod System: Combo Vertical Foregrip/Bipod for Infantry Small Arms

by David Crane [email protected] Grip Pod Systems (G.P.S.) is currently manufacturing and marketing an "Enhanced Target Acquisition System (E.T.A.S.), called, appropriately enough, the Grip Pod System (G.P.S.). The G.P.S. is a combination vertical foregrip and bipod system that will allow an operator to "go from a CQB position to prone, and have a stable base for aimed firing in place ... Read More »

DefRev Attends Advanced Israeli Anti-Terrorist SWAT School at Camp Bonneville

by David Crane [email protected] Well, we’re back. From Sunday, December 18th through Friday, December 23rd (2005), DefenseReview was at the FBI firing range at Camp Bonneville in the Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington area attending a four-day Advanced Israeli Anti-Terrorist SWAT School focused specifically on anti-terrorism/counterterrorism doctrine, techniques, and tactics. The course was conducted by Aaron Cohen of IMS Security Inc. for ... Read More »

R.A.P.AIR™ Force-on-Force Instructor Training and Certification Program

The follwowing is an Awareness Protective Consultants LLC/Real Action Paintball LLC (RAP4) press release: Awareness Protective Consultants LLC and Real Action Paintball LLC (RAP4) Launch R.A.P.AIR™ Force-On-Force Instructor Training and Certification Course Awareness Protective Consultants LLC and Real Action Paintball LLC (RAP4)  proudly announce the launching of their new 3-day R.A.P.AIR™ force-on-force instructor certification program. The first training program will ... Read More »

Systema AR-15/M16-Based Force-On-Force Training Weapons for Mil/LE Operators

by David Crane [email protected] All photos below are the exclusive property of Khyber Interactive Associates, Inc.. Click on photos below to view them full size.   DefenseReview ran into tactical training instructor Wes Doss at International SOF Week 2005/APBI (Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry), a.k.a. the "SOCOM Show", in Tampa FL last month (June 2005). Wes owns and operates Khyber ... Read More »

Northrop Grumman TouchTable + Zebra Imaging 3D Digital Holographic (Digital Hologram) Technology + Interactive Wall Tech = Better Warfare Ops

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Click on photos below to view them full-size.   There's no doubt that geospatial information systems (GIS) have become an important component of network centric warfare (a.k.a. net-centric warfare). Military analysts/strategists, as well as those tasked with Homeland Security missions, have to be able to visualize geographic areas and correlate those pictures ... Read More »