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Shrapnel/Blast-Resistant Knee Pads and Elbow Pads for Tactical Operators

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. Tactical kneepads (or, knee pads) and elbow pads are now required gear for military Special Operations (SPECOPS) units and law enforcement (LE) SWAT teams. A company called KP Industries has been fulfilling ... Read More »

Low-Profile, Lightweight Armored SUV for Security Operations

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exlusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. Low-profile armored vehicles have become an extremely important tactical element in security operations OCONUS, in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. To help fulfill this need, First Choice Armor and Equipment, Inc. (FCA) ... Read More »

Ammunition Improvements for 21st Century Mil/LE Urban Operations

by Bob Taubert One of the driving ideas behind the adaptation of the "Black Rifle" and its varmint caliber ammunition was to lighten the load of the ground pounding Infanteer. That was achieved through remarkable engineering, but it didn’t take long for the soldier to reverse the situation. The new light weight rounds enabled the trooper to up his basic ... Read More »

Man-Portable PHaSR Laser Weapon Being Developed for U.S. Military Infantry Forces?

by David Crane [email protected] Noah at Defense Tech has a short piece on a laser dazzler-type weapon called PHaSR, which is an acronym for Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response. PHaSR may (or may not) be currently under development by the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate. Defense Tech apparently hasn’t yet had time to research and confirm whether or ... Read More »

CamLite vs. MII-Flashcam: Mobile Tactical Video System Showdown

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. There’s a new tactical technology on the scene that DefenseReview got to see at IACP 2005 Miami, and it’s manifested by two different products. It’s the flashlight-format mobile video camera system with ... Read More »

DSR-1 Bullpup Sniper System: Compact, Modular and Ultra-Accurate.

by Bob Taubert October 19, 2005 Let me start out by saying that I’m an unabashed fan of assault rifle/small arms systems that provide relatively long barrel lengths in compact packages. Troops in the Afghan and Iraqi theaters of operation want agile shoulder weapons that they can fight from vehicles with, clear buildings and rooms and at the same time ... Read More »

Super Vest! Is this the Next Generation of Soft Body Armor?

by John Higgs All photos contained in this article were provided by Jenny Higgs, and are the property of John Higgs and Jenny Higgs. Click on photos to view them full-size. Martin Beale held up his thumb and forefinger about an inch apart and told me, “The technological advancement of para-aramid fibers has progressed about this far in the last forty years. ... Read More »

Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police) Pistol Debuts at IACP 2005 Miami (Pics)

David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos (below) to view them full-size.   Back in August, DefRev published a short article on the Smith and Wesson Military and Police pistol (a.k.a. S&W M&P pistol), titled Smith & Wesson M&P Pistol: The Next Evolution in Polymer-Framed Combat ... Read More »

5.11 Tactical Series HRT Boots: Fastest Tactical Boots on the Planet?

The following is a 5.11 Tactical Series press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2005 Bill Berry, (916) 717-3742 [email protected] INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE CONFERENCE 5K RACE WON BY RUNNER WEARING 5.11 TACTICAL SERIES® HRT BOOTS Zero to Sixty in 5.11 Seconds? Maybe not, but these boots are fast MIAMI, FLORIDA (September 25, 2005) – The annual International ... Read More »