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Zensah Tactical Apparel for Special Operations Forces: Anti-Thermal/IR Camo?

by David Crane [email protected] Click on photos below to view them full-size.   In the immediately previous article, we discussed how a Pinnacle Armor SOV-2000/Dragon Skin flexible hard armor vest stopped multiple steel-core 7.62x39mm API (Armor-Piercing Incendiary) rounds. Well, as it happens, for the last few months, DefenseReview has been wearing a couple of tactical undergarment-type shirts made by Zensah ... Read More »

Flexible Body Armor Saves PSD/Security Operator from 7.62x39mm API Round Hits

by David Crane [email protected] The following article contains exlusive photos of a Pinnacle Armor SOV-2000/Dragon Skin® ballistic vest (containing a ceramic composite hard armor disc matrix) after taking multiple impacts from 7.62x39mm API (Armor-Piercing Incendiary) rounds (steel core). Click on photos below to view them full-size.   I’ve been writing about Pinnacle Armor’s rather impressive SOV-2000/Dragon Skin® flexible ceramic composite ... Read More »

See-Through-Wall Radar and Vehicle-Disabling Microwave Tech for Mil/LE Apps

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview plans on taking a close look at Eureka Aerospace’s Impulse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ImpSAR) "through-the-wall imaging technology, which allows the operator to see through walls, as well as their High-Power Electromagnetic System (HPEMS), which uses microwaves to fry a vehicle’s electronics that control the engine’s vital functions. Before we do this however, here’s some preliminary ... Read More »

HK416 Piston-Driven 5.56 Carbine and High-Reliability 30-Round Steel Mag

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos of the HK416 Enhanced Carbine at International SOF Week/APBI below were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. July 15, 2005 It looks like the FN SCAR-Light (FN SCAR-L) carbine/subcarbine (select-fire, 5.56x45mm) might have some competition in SOF (Special Operations Forces) circles–and, more ... Read More »

DefRev Exlusive: FN SCAR Update: NAVSEA/NSWC-Crane Division and FNH Tri-Folds

by David Crane [email protected] Below are scanned photos of a NAVSEA/Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division (NSWC-Crane Division) Tri-Fold/Fact Sheet on the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) family designed and developed (and manufactured and marketed) by FN Herstal/FNH USA. Both the 5.56x45mm FN SCAR-Light (FN SCAR-L) and 7.62x51mm FN SCAR-Heavy (FN SCAR-H) are covered in the document. Below these ... Read More »

FN SCAR Weapons Family Update: Latest FN SCAR Prototypes at SOF Week

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview also got a chance to see and handle all the latest FN SCAR-Light (SCAR-L) (5.56x45mm) and SCAR-Heavy (SCAR-H) (7.62x51mm) prototypes at the FNH USA booth at International SOF Week 2005/APBI (Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry). DefRev will discuss the various aspects of the weapons, including the operating system (piston driven) and unique features, in a ... Read More »

New Milkor MGL-140/MEI Hyper-Lethal 40mm Combo/Weapon System for Infantry

by David Crane [email protected] June 20, 2005 The following story is a DefenseReview.com exclusive. All digital photos accompanying this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos to view them full-size. Back in July 2004, DefenseReview wrote about the Milkor MGL Mk-1S 40mm multiple grenade launcher, which is an improved version of their original ... Read More »

Revolutionary Rifle Ball Stock (RBS) System for Future Infantry & LE SWAT

by David Crane [email protected] Back in March, DefenseReview published a short article and press release on U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) contracts that were awarded to Symbionics Inc. and Icuiti Corporation to develop Modular Wearable Computers (MOWC) for the future Marine Corps warfighter, which could be integrated with the Marine Corps’ unmanned vehicle programs. The article was titled Next-Gen Modular Wearable ... Read More »

‘Like A Fish’ Underwater Breathing System: Artificial Gills for U.S. Navy SEALs?

by David Crane [email protected] If this thing’s for real (and it looks like it could very well be), underwater diving just got a whole lot more interesting, and the U.S. Navy SEALs and U.S. Marine Corps divers might soon be utilizing a rather revolutionary (and tankless) underwater breathing technology to help them accomplish their missions. It’s called "Like A Fish", ... Read More »