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Liquid Armor, Armored Vehicles, and High-Tech Ballistic Fiber/Fabric…

by David Crane [email protected] Armor Holdings, Inc. would appear to be on a serious ballistic armor technology acquisition mission as of late. First, on February 4th of this year (2006), they announced that they are now the exclusive licensee of shear thickening fluid (STF) technology that has been developed by the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM) in partnership ... Read More »

HAMMER Remotely-Operated Weapons System for Robotic and Manned Vehicles

by David Crane [email protected] A company called More Industries, LLC is manufacturing and marketing a remotely-operated weapons system (i.e. remote-controlled weapons system) called HAMMER for use on UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles, a.k.a. ground robots), manned ground vehicles (i.e. HMMWVs/Humvees, APCs/IFVs, and civilan vehicles like flatbed trucks and SUVs/4x4s), and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), turning the latter into UCAVs (Unmanned Combat ... Read More »

Swanson Shield Gunner’s Shield Protecting U.S. Infantry Warfighters in Iraq

by David Crane [email protected] It’s common knowledge that enemy IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) are currently the number one threat to our infantry warfighters, and have been for quite some time. HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, a.k.a. Humvee) machine gunners have been some of the most vulnerable targets (if not the most vulnerable targets), due to the fact that they ... Read More »

Mini Battle Shield/Combat Shield Being Developed for Urban Warfare/MOUT Ops

by David Crane [email protected] July 13, 2006 A private company called CombatBodyArmor (CBA) is currently developing a small, forearm-wearable ballistic shield, or "Battle Shield" (a.k.a. "Combat Shield"), for infantry warfighters. The CBA Mini Battle Shield (a.k.a. Mini Combat Shield) is being developed specifically to protect the warfighter against current enemy rifle-caliber threats (7.62x39mm, 5.45x39mm, and 7.62x54R) and IED (Improvised Explosive ... Read More »

Tech Update: AAE Stealth III Cloaking Tech for Vehicles, Warfighters, and Helos

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has obtained two of the latest promotional/informational documents on the AAE Stealth Technology System (STS) cloaking technology (a.k.a. adaptive camouflage, electro-optical camouflage, active camouflage, and chameleonic camouflage), so we thought we’d share them with our readers. These documents discuss what Advanced American Enterprise (AAE) calls "Stealth III". The relevant links to the Stealth III documents ... Read More »

SPIKE Shoulder-Launched Fire-and-Forget Guided Missile Kills Fast-Moving Threats

by David Crane [email protected] Some folks at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), a.k.a. NAVAIR Weapons Division (China Lake, CA), are currently developing a "man-packable, shoulder-launched guided missile" system for U.S. infantry warfighters called SPIKE. The developmental system is essentially a low-cost, compact, and lightweight man-portable shoulder-fired fire-and-forget missile system that incorporates three separate guidance modes–inertial, laser, and imaging ... Read More »

Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS) for Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV)

The following content was provided to DefenseReview by Defense Update, which is a Defense Review content partner. The article has been slightly modified from its original form, and additional links and information have been provided (below): In Eurosatory 2006, Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI) is unveiling its new Active Defense System (ADS) called – Iron Fist. Until recently, the development of Iron ... Read More »

Dr. Sydney Vail’s Report on LeMas BMT Ammo (Live Animal Tests)

Warning: This article contains graphic images of animial necropsies being conducted after live animal tests (ballistic tests) were performed with Le Mas BMT ammunition.  "BMT" stands for "Blended Metal Technology", which is a trademark, not a description of bullet composition.  Click on photos (below) to view them full-size.  The following is a DefenseReview exclusive: The study of wound ballistics is based on ... Read More »

Cougar JERRV Armored Vehicle Saves EOD Team in Iraq

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Back in November, 2005, DefenseReview published a press release on the Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV) and Buffalo Mine Clearance Vehicle made by Force Protection, Inc. (a.k.a. Force Protection Industries, Inc.). We’ve been hearing good things about the performance of these armored vehicles in the Sandbox (theater of operations), and recently ... 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 »