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Zensah Tactical Apparel Keeps Tactical Operators Cool, Dry, and Bacteria-Free

by David Crane [email protected]   It would appear that Under Armour just got some serious competition in the realm of advanced moisture-wicking/cooling undergarments for military Special Operations (SPECOPS) and law enforcement (LE) SWAT/SRT operators. An Israeli company called Zensah™ Performance (based in Tel-Aviv, Israel) is making tactical compression shirts that utilize high-tech moisture-wicking, bacteriostatic nylon/polyamide microfibers. Zensah Tactical seamless compression ... Read More »

Polyshok Impact Reactive Projectile for Military SPECOPS and LE SWAT

by David Crane [email protected] Any military or law enforcement Spec-Operator tasked with employing a tactical shotgun for a living should take a serious look at the Polyshok I.R.P. 12-gauge shotgun round. "I.R.P" stands for "Impact Reactive Projectile", and this specialized shotgun round is designed specifically to maximize stopping power against enemy combatants or hostile subjects (especially hostage-takers), while minimizing the ... Read More »

Russian KBP GSh-18 Pistol and 9mm PBP AP Ammo for Special Applications

by David Crane [email protected] While we’re on the subject of Russian firearms, we should perhaps also mention a pistol that looks really intriguing. It’s manufactured by KBP (Equipment manufacturing Design Bureau) in Tula, Russia, and it’s called the GSh-18. The KBP GSh-18 pistol basically appears to be a polymer-framed hybrid pistol that incorporates design and material aspects of previous pistols ... Read More »

KBP Introduces the PP-2000 SMG/PDW for Close Quarters Battle (CQB) Applications

by David Crane [email protected] The Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) out of Tula, Russia recently introduced their PP-2000 SMG/PDW (submachine gun/personal defense weapon) at the Interpolytech-2004 exhibition in Moscow, last year. Intended as either a PDW for non-infantry military personnel or as an close quarters battle (CQB) weapon for military special operations (SPECOPS) units and law enforcement SWAT/SRT teams, the newly-introduced ... Read More »

Revolutionary Flexible Anti-Rifle Body Armor for Security Operators and SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] If you’re a private military contractor working in the military PSD (Personal Security Detachment/Detail)/Security Operator role, or you’re engaged in military Special Operations as an operator, and you’re looking for the absolute best body armor solution for protecting yourself against enemy rifle ammunition, then, well…you can stop looking. You want to get yourself a Pinnacle Armor ... Read More »

‘Blackwater Tactical Weekly’ Article: ‘Blackwater Gear: A PREreview’

by David Crane [email protected] Speaking of Blackwater Gear, the following is a "Blackwater Tactical Weekly" article (published by Blackwater USA) on Blackwater Gear, titled "Blackwater Gear: A PREreview" (we don’t know who wrote it): "On Thursday, 21 October 2004, Blackwater hosted its Open House. It was an impressive day and the big announcement was the beginning of the Blackwater Gear ... Read More »

Press Release: New Blackwater Gear™ for Military and Private Military Operators

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev had the pleasure of running into Caleb Crye of Crye Associates/Crye Precision and the boys from Michaels of Oregon at IACP, and taking a look at the product(s) of their new collaberation, Blackwater Gear™, at the Blackwater Gear™ booth. Definitely some cool stuff. We’ll report more on the new Blackwater Gear™ later. In the meantime, ... Read More »

SoldierTech Report: Latest Military Gear and Gadgets

by David Crane [email protected] Military.com has a feature on their site that I recently discovered while I was searching the web for links I could include with my recent article on the Nikonov AN-94 "Abakan" assault rifle, titled "Nikonov AN-94 ‘Abakan’ Assault Rifle: Advanced Russian Small Arms Tech". The feature I discovered is called "SoldierTech: Military Gear and Gadgets". It ... Read More »

New MultiCam Multi-Environment Camouflage Pattern by Crye Precision

by David Crane [email protected] The Crye Precision website is now active. The industrial design firm, Crye Associates, launched the Crye Precision website to promote their new MultiCam multi-environment camouflage pattern. MultiCam, according to the Crye Precision website, "is a Multi-Environment Camouflage™ system, which was developed by Crye Precision in co-operation with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Center {a.k.a. U.S. ... Read More »