By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) November 27, 2017 Back in August, DefenseReview (DR) published a quick heads-up piece on the Defense Strategies Institute’s 6th Annual Military Tactical Communications Summit, which was held in September. Well, DSI has a very interesting military SOF (Special Operations Forces) symposium coming up in early December ... Read More »
Elbit Falcon MK II Optical Gunsight for the Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR: Combat-Proven and Bombproof Vintage Red-Dot-Sight Combat Optic!
By Jeff Gurwitch November 22, 2017 In search of a combat-proven, bomb-proof, red dot combat optic for your AR? Well, it just so happens what you have been looking for has been available since the mid-1990’s. No, it’s not an Aimpoint or EoTech. Instead, it’s the Israeli-made Elbit Falcon MK II Optical Gun Sight, from Elbit Computers LTD (now Elbit ... Read More »
SIG MCX VIRTUS Patrol Semi-Auto-Only Tactical AR-15 Carbine May Just Be Important: Time (and Hands-On Testing and Evaluation) Will Tell
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 19, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been writing about the SIG SAUER MCX series select-fire and semi-auto-only carbine/SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifles) for about four and a half years now, ever since we were the first to publish photos on all the variants (as far as we’re aware) displayed at SOFIC (Special Operations ... Read More »
Chinese Military Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) Strike Aircraft/Missile Tech Being Developed to Attack US Military Missile Defense Systems, with Nuclear Payloads: Can the US Military Win World War III (WWIII)?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: CCTV and The Washington Free Beacon November 12, 2017 The Washington Free Beacon recently published a piece on the latest Chinese military “secret hypersonic strike aircraft being developed to deliver nuclear warheads through U.S. missile defenses”, including the DF-ZF, and it’s an interesting read, albeit one to be taken with ... Read More »
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 11, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) would like to wish all of our Armed Forces veterans, and active-duty warfighters, a very happy, healthy and safe Veterans Day. We love you guys. And, as always, please be careful out there on the roads. Sincerely, DefenseReview.com (DR) Read More »
Lockheed Martin Laser Advancements for the Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE) Air-to-Air/Air-to-Ground Fiber-Optic Laser Weapon System for Supersonic Fighter Jet Aircraft: 60-Kilowatt+ Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) Laser Weapon Turret by 2021?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Lockheed Martin November 8, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been discussing air-to-air laser weapons for fighter jet aircraft since late 2013, when the US Air Force put out a solicitation for “Lasers Systems for Future Air Dominance Platforms”. Well, according to a recent Daily Mail article it would appear that the ... Read More »
DryWired Emotiv Insight 5-Channel/Sensor and Epoc+ 14-Channel/Sensor Lightweight Mobile Wireless EEG (Electroencephalogram) ‘Brainwear’ Headset Systems for High-Speed, Low-Drag Brain Wave Monitoring: Can They be Integrated with a Military Ballistic Combat Helmet?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 6, 2017 Back in 2016, DefenseReview (DR) reported on DryWired Defense’s NanoArmor Advanced Rifle Plates with carbon nanotube tech and protective nanocoating tech, both of which they exhibited at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2016. However, we forgot to mention that there was one other very interesting technology they showed ... Read More »
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 1, 2017 Very few things seem to spook Russian President Vladimir Putin, so when something does, and it involves military technology, DefenseReview (DR) pays attention. On October 23, 2017, The Sun published a piece on Putin’s warning about “future sci-fi super-human soldiers more ‘destructive than nuclear bombs’ who feel no fear ... Read More »
Williams Blade Design ‘Special Mission Project’ HZT 002 Hira Zukuri Tanto 6.5″ Fixed-Blade Combat Tanto Knife for Dynamic Close Quarters Battle/Close Quarters Combat (CQB/CQC) Edged Weapons Combatives and Military Special Ops!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Williams Blade Design (WBD) October 30, 2017 Last updated on 10/30/17. We here at DefenseReview (DR) are admittedly longtime fans of James Williams’ Japanese-style combat blade designs, starting with the original Williams/CRKT Hissatsu 7″ Osoraku-Zukuri-style combat blade, and continuing with tactical folders like the Williams/CRKT Otanashi noh Ken Osoraku-Zukuri tanto ... Read More »
James Bond 007 Tech: Aspetto NIJ Level IIIA Soft Armor Bullet-Resistant Blazer/Sport Coat for Ultra-Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Ballistic/Body Armor Protection! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 24, 2017 As long as we’re covering interesting Aspetto products, we should perhaps also mention the ultra lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) bullet-resistant blazer/sport coat they make, which immediately made us think of James Bond. Aspetto CEO Rob Davis told DefenseReview (DR) that the Aspetto bullet-resistant blazer can be made with either NIJ Level ... Read More »