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Will Future U.S. Military Submarines Be Invisible to Enemy Sonar Detection?: Enter Acoustic Metamaterial Cloaking Tech

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com June 16, 2009 It looks like the whole metamaterial/negative-index material movement just got another shot in the arm with the development of an "acoustic metamaterial lens" that can theoretically create an acoustic/sonic "invisibility cloak" a.k.a. "cloak of silence" capable of hiding military submarines from enemy detection. DefenseReview first reported on metamaterials a.k.a. negative-index ... Read More »

F-22 Raptor Program Cancellation: Will we learn from it?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 29, 2009 While Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ decision to halt production of the costly Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor low-observable/stealth fighter aircraft is perhaps not the best long-term strategic decision he could have made, it’s certainly understandable. Given the U.S. government’s–and thus DoD’s–current money crunch vs. the program’s high cost and lack ... Read More »

Are the FN SCAR Weapons (MK16 and MK17) Necessary? And do we really need to replace the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 20, 2009 According to Army Times magazine, The 75th Ranger Regiment is scheduled to battle test the Special Operations Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) very soon. The Rangers will reportedly be taking 600 FN SCAR rifle/carbine/subcarbine/SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle) weapons packages into battle, but DefenseReview doesn’t know how many of these are the ... Read More »