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Video: Trophy Anti-RPG/Anti-Missile Protection System for APCs and Tanks

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com It’s possible that very soon, U.S. armored vehicles, including infantry fighting vehicles/armored personnel carriers (IFV/APC) and main battle tanks (MBT), will be receiving a new type of anti-RPG/ATGM (Rocket Propelled Grenade/Anti-Tank Guided Missile) active protection system. On March 30, 2006, a Stryker combat vehicle outfitted with the Trophy Active Protection System (APS) a.k.a. Trophy ... Read More »

Modern Day Marine Military Expo: Latest and Greatest Tactical Technology

by Bob Taubert Like the SHOT Show, the annual Modern Day Marine Military Expo gets bigger and better each year. However, unlike SHOT some of the toys for Uncle Sam’s boys that are on display cost millions of dollars a pop. Aircraft, particularly the unmanned variety, unmanned and manned waterborne patrol and attack platforms, wheeled and tracked robots, people and weapons ... Read More »

Is Cloaking Technology for U.S. Infantry Warfighters Finally Possible?

by David Crane [email protected] In the movie Predator (1987), an alien hunter visits earth to bag armed human warriors (military Special Operations personnel) as trophies, and engages in this recreational endeavor very methodically and efficiently. By the time the movie ends, the alien predator has killed off two complete (elite) and highly-experienced U.S. Special Operations teams, save for one survivor ... Read More »

Exclusive Video: Unmanned Mini-Helicopter Gets ‘Weaponized’ with AA-12 Shotgun

by David Crane david at defensereview.com DefenseReview.com has received video footage of a weaponized version of the AutoCopter self-stabilized unmanned mini-helicopter being tested for the first time in sunny Huntsville, Alabama (The download link for this video is further down in this article.). The AutoCopter is made by Neural Robotics Incorporated (NRI), and the armament/weapons portion of the package is ... Read More »

Raphael Skylite B Mini-UAV for Tactical Reconnaissance and Surveillance Ops

The following is a Raphael press release: RAFAEL PRESENTS SKYLITE B – A NEW MINI-UAV for Tactical Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operations by Military Special Operations (SPECOPS) November 21, 2005 – RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd conducted a demonstration of its new tactical mini-UAV, SkyLite B, for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) today. The new UAV is part of the SkyLite ... Read More »

Force Protection, Inc. Continues to Supply Buffalo and Cougar Armored Vehicles

The following is a Force Protection, Inc. press release:   Force Protection, Inc. Continues to Supply Life-Saving Armored Vehicle Technology to U.S. Troops Publisher: Force Protection, Inc. Date: 10/31/2005 LADSON, S.C. – Force Protection, Inc. (OTCBB:FRPT), the leading U.S. provider of blast-and-ballistic-protected vehicles, announced today the shipment of another Buffalo Mine Clearance and two Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Rapid Response ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Intermat Stealth Anti-Thermal/IR Camouflage Tech for Infantry and Special Operations Forces

by David Crane [email protected] April 22, 2005 Remember what Arnold Shwarzenegger’s character, Major Dutch Schaeffer, accidentally stumbled onto towards the end of "Predator" (1987), that allowed him to defeat the alien hunter’s high-tech thermal/IR (infrared) vision–you know, right after Dutch’s entire team had been systematically butchered by said alien? If not, I’ll tell ya’. It was mud. Simple grey Amozonian ... Read More »