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KAC 6x35mm PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) Gets Test-Fired at the Range

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com DefenseReview first reported on the KAC 6x35mm PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) back in May 2006, after we had viewed and handled it at SHOT Show 2006 in Las Vegas. It was the coolest and most interesting weapon we’d seen at the show, so we were quite pleased to get the opportunity to test fire ... Read More »

Fighting Carbine Optics: Pick the Right One

by Zak Smith DEMIGOD LLC With optics ubiquitous on fighting rifles, the old rule that long barrels – with their longer sight radius – are needed for accuracy and longer-range capability is turned on its head. It’s possible to get one-moa mechanical accuracy from 18, 16, 14.5, 12.5, and even 10.5-inch barrels, perhaps at a higher cost. Thus, with even ... Read More »

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Vulnerable to Attack?: The Ticking Time Bomb

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com September 16, 2007 Article updated on 4/07/08. In the world of big business, and big military, money is power. The more money one controls, the more powerful one is. And, in the U.S. military, the bigger the program and sexier the hardware/technology, the more prestige you’ve got, especially if that hardware can ... Read More »

Rafael M-TAPS: The Next Step in Add-On Multi-Threat Vehicle Armor Protection

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com September 5, 2007 Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. (Haifa, Israel) has introduced a very interesting next-generation multi-threat passive/reactive add-on armor system for vehicles called M-TAPS, which stands for "Multi-Threat Armor Protection System". M-TAPS is designed/developed to protect Israeli infantry warfighters (a.k.a. soldiers) against the same lethal trifecta–IEDs, EFPs, and RPGs–as the Urban Fighter’s armor ... Read More »

IMI Urban Fighter APC/IFV Out-MRAP’s MRAP for Mobile Anti-IED/EFP Protection

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com September 5, 2007 Israel Military Industries, Ltd. (IMI) recently introduced it’s "Urban Fighter", which is an upgraded, up-armored and modified M113 Gavin APC/IFV (Armored Personnel Carrier/Infantry Fighting Vehicle). The goal of the Urban Fighter tracked armored vehicle (or, armored tracked vehicle), is to provide Israeli infantry warfighters with superior anti-IED/EFP and anti-RPG (Rocket-Propelled Grenade) ... Read More »

Infrared/Night Vision Fusion HMD Developed for Future Force Warrior (FFW)

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). Article updated on 1/09/08. August 21, 2007 These days, when it comes to thermal/IR ... Read More »

Pinnacle Armor Level IV Dragon Skin Passes ESAPI-FAT Test at Aberdeen

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com August 1, 2007 Soldiers For The Truth (SFTT) is reporting about an independent test conducted on July 11, 2007 by Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) on two Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin SOV-3000 Level IV body armor panels. As it turns out, the ATC obtained very different results from the U.S. Army’s First Article Test (FAT) ... Read More »

DefRev Exclusive! MagPul PDR (Personal Defense Rifle) 5.56 PDW (Photos!)

by David Crane [email protected] 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). May 17, 2007 DefenseReview Exclusive: First Look at the MagPul PDR 5.56 PDW Concept! Back in ... Read More »

DefRev Exclusive: Oshkosh Truck Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Concepts

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). While we’re on the subject of JLTVs (Joint Light Tactical Vehicles) and vehicle prototype ... Read More »

Golan Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle on Display at AUSA

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). While we’re on the subject of MRAP vehicles (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles) on ... Read More »