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GunSafe iPhone App for Gun Owners and Collectors: Store and Archive All Your Weapons’ Data/Information Virtually and Securely

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 15, 2010 DefenseReview (DR) recently started using a cool and useful iPhone app designed specifically for firearms owners and collectors. It’s called GunSafe, and it was designed and developed by Ryan Kirkman of JK Supply Co. (Ione, CA). JK Supply Co. is a small yet great tactical firearms dealer/FFL that’s very ... Read More »

Eurofighter Typhoon: Can Thrust-Vectoring and Low-Observability be Added?

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com May 30, 2008 DefenseReview has been hearing some pretty great things about the Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role combat fighter aircraft’s performance, from its excellent flight characteristics to its pilot-friendly cockpit, to its helmet-mounted display and targeting system. What’s interesting is that it can perform so well acrobatically, even without thrust vectoring. Advanced electronic fly-by-wire flight ... Read More »

Ultra-Armored Patrol Vehicle for 21st Century Urban Warfare and CI Ops

by David Crane [email protected] When I look at the Ultra Armored Patrol Vehicle (a.k.a. Ultra AP concept vehicle), I just can’t help thinking about the "Tumbler" Batmobile from the latest Batman movie, Batman Begins. And, ya’ know, that’s probably not a bad thing. In the film, the "Tumbler" was one badass vehicle–and cool. So, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) ... Read More »

Armed and Armored Stealth Vehicles for Urban Security Ops, from Ibis Tek

by David Crane [email protected] Ibis Tek is making some very interesting "High-Performance Stealth Vehicles" with Remote Control Weapons and Sensor Control Systems, right now. These vehicles come primarily in the form of tactically-armed and armored SUV’s/4×4’s (GMC/Chevolet Sierras and Chevy Suburbans) and HMMWV’s (Humvees), outfitted with mobile, retractable gun mounts. When not in use, the gun and mount sit discreetly ... Read More »

Diamondback Tactical Introduces the Rugged Terrain Vehicle for Military SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] Diamondback Tactical is marketing the Rugged Terrain Vehicle (RTV) as "the premier light tactical vehicle to meet today’s and tomorrows threat." The Rugged Terrain Vehicle (RTV) appears to be a modified "Prowler". More accurately, it appears to be a modified/upgraded Prowler Weapons/Reconaissance Platform that’s now been private-labeled by Diamondback Tactical. The Diamondback Tactical Rugged Terrain Vehicle ... Read More »

TidalForce M-750 Motorized Mountain Bike for Military Ops and LE Patrol

by David Crane [email protected] The TidalForce M-750 motorized mountain bike is designed specifically for military and law enforcement (LE) end-users. It’s basically a DARPA-approved Montague Corporation Paratrooper™ Tactical Mountain Bike (folding frame) outfitted with/powered by a 750-watt WaveCrest Adaptive Motor® system in its rear wheel hub. The WaveCrest Adaptive Motor® system, made by WaveCrest Laboratories is a highly efficient and ... Read More »

ATG introduces the Homeland Defense Interceptor (HDI)

Aviation Technology Group, Inc. (ATG) has introduced their concept for a small, lighweight, and cheap fighter/interceptor alternative to the F16 fighter for the Homeland Defense role. It’s called the Homeland Defense Interceptor (HDI), and it’s a nifty little concept. According to ATG literature: "The Javelin Interceptor, or “Homeland Defense Interceptor,” (HDI) will provide a high performance economic interceptor, CAP and ... Read More »