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BAE/Vectronix Laser Target Locator Module (LTLM): Thermal/IR Binoculars with Laser Rangefinder for Locating and Targeting the Enemy at Night

By David Crane August 13, 2009 BAE Systems has just won a five-year, $347 million ($347M) to produce, maintain, and provide logistical support for 200 digital handheld Laser Target Locator Modules (LTLM) per month for the U.S. Army for an indefinite period of time, presumably until the $347M runs out, unless the contract is extended. BAE is partnering with Swiss ... Read More »

Insight Technology/Insight Tech-Gear CNVD-T (Clip-On Thermal Sight) Weapon Sight

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by either Chen Lee a.k.a. "SMGLee" or DefenseReview.com, and are the exclusive property of Chen Lee and DefenseReview.com, respectively. Chen Lee and DefenseReview.com own the respective copyrights on these photos. DefenseReview.com shot its photos with an Olympus Stylus 790 SW 7.1-megapixel digital camera, ... Read More »

Lockheed Martin/EEStor Power-Integrated Body Armor for Infantry Warfighters

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com January 13, 2009 A number of eco-friendly, green-technology websites have been reporting on aerospace juggernaught Lockheed Martin teaming up with energy storage tech startup EEStor to develop a tactical body armor system with integrated "electrical energy storage unit" (EESU) a.k.a. "electronic storage unit" (ESU) or multiple EESUs/ESUs in order to be able ... Read More »

EOTech HWS Combat Optic Conflict with Polarized Sunglasses?

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com December 15, 2008 One of our readers, Justin Guyett, has brought a potentially important tactical hardware conflict to DefenseReview’s attention after reading our photo analysis of a 5-man U.S. Secret Service PPD CAT team in a "war wagon" SUV while they were protecting President-Elect Barack Obama in downtown Chicago. In that piece, ... Read More »

ST Kinetics CPW (Compact Personal Weapon) Submachine Gun/PDW

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com October 24, 2008 DefenseReview recently mentioned Singapore Technologies Kinetics a.k.a. ST Kinetics in our article on the GDATP IAR/Ultimax 100 Mark V (Ultimax 100 MK5) LMG/SAW is offering an interesting and pretty slick-looking little lightweight, multi-calber submachine gun (SMG)/personal defense weapon (PDW) called the Compact Personal Weapon (CPW) for CQB/CQC applications and ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits: Lights, Sights, and other Delights…

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com December 31, 2007 1) Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has a new weapons sight called the "FMWS", which stands for "Fused Multispectral Weapon Sight". It’s DefenseReview’s understanding at present that the FMWS combines an infrared (IR) imager and I2 (Image Intensification / Night Vision) imager (unfonfirmed/unverified). The FMWS is so new, we don’t ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits: New Tactical Products

by David Crane defrev at gmail . com 1) Sigarms has just introduced a brand new pistol called the SIG P250. The P250 is a polymer-framed tactical/carry (including concealed carry) pistol that features an interesting stainless-steel "sub-assembly" that rides inside the polymer grip frame. This sub-assembly contains the trigger, hammer, ambidextrous slide release, ejector and four small slide rails, and ... Read More »

DefRev Exclusive: Advanced Ground Mobility Vehicle (AGMV) JLTV Tech Demonstrator

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). The Advanced Ground Mobility Vehicle (AGMV), the product of a joint venture between General ... Read More »