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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 »

SHOT Show 2005: Rovatec Bullite Training System for Tactical Shooters

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Every good shooter that I know (whether they’re a professional tactical operator, a tactical shooting instructor, a competitive shooter, or a civilian CCW) engages in dry-fire practice to keep their shooting skills sharp–and even enhance their skills. Well, an Israeli ... Read More »

Valhalla Training Center: Tactical Shooting School Meets 5-Star Hotel/Resort

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview readers may remember that we wrote about the Valhalla Training Center (a.k.a. the Valhalla Shooting Club & Training Center) back in July 2004. The article was titled "Valhalla Training Center, LLC: The Future of Tactical Training Schools?". Anyway, Tom Forman, Rob Pincus, Richard Sharrer, and the rest of the Valhalla bunch have just come out ... Read More »

Trident Concepts Combative Carbine and Pistol, and Shooting on the Move-Carbine

by David Crane [email protected] The following is a Trident Concepts, LLC press release on their upcoming Combative Carbine (CC1) course, Shooting on the Move-Carbine (SOMC) course, and Combative Pistol (CP1) course that will be held in succession in Los Angeles, CA from March 16-21, 2005: "Upcoming High Intensity Training… Learning to hit hard and fast with a pistol or carbine. ... Read More »