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Modern Day Marine Military Expo: Latest and Greatest Tactical Technology

by Bob Taubert Like the SHOT Show, the annual Modern Day Marine Military Expo gets bigger and better each year. However, unlike SHOT some of the toys for Uncle Sam’s boys that are on display cost millions of dollars a pop. Aircraft, particularly the unmanned variety, unmanned and manned waterborne patrol and attack platforms, wheeled and tracked robots, people and weapons ... Read More »

Is Cloaking Technology for U.S. Infantry Warfighters Finally Possible?

by David Crane [email protected] In the movie Predator (1987), an alien hunter visits earth to bag armed human warriors (military Special Operations personnel) as trophies, and engages in this recreational endeavor very methodically and efficiently. By the time the movie ends, the alien predator has killed off two complete (elite) and highly-experienced U.S. Special Operations teams, save for one survivor ... Read More »

Is the U.S. Army Deliberately Endangering the Lives of Our Warfighters?

by David Crane [email protected] On January 11th (2006), DefenseWatch/Soldiers For The Truth (SFTT) published an article by DW/SFTT editor Nat Helms about a critical/damaging U.S. Marine Corps forensic study on Interceptor OTV body armor, titled Interceptor OTV Body Armor Costs Lives, An Internal USMC Report Shows.Two days later, on January 13th (2006), DefenseReview reported on the current Pinnacle Armor Dragon ... Read More »

Force Protection, Inc. Continues to Supply Buffalo and Cougar Armored Vehicles

The following is a Force Protection, Inc. press release:   Force Protection, Inc. Continues to Supply Life-Saving Armored Vehicle Technology to U.S. Troops Publisher: Force Protection, Inc. Date: 10/31/2005 LADSON, S.C. – Force Protection, Inc. (OTCBB:FRPT), the leading U.S. provider of blast-and-ballistic-protected vehicles, announced today the shipment of another Buffalo Mine Clearance and two Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Rapid Response ... Read More »

Ammunition Improvements for 21st Century Mil/LE Urban Operations

by Bob Taubert One of the driving ideas behind the adaptation of the "Black Rifle" and its varmint caliber ammunition was to lighten the load of the ground pounding Infanteer. That was achieved through remarkable engineering, but it didn’t take long for the soldier to reverse the situation. The new light weight rounds enabled the trooper to up his basic ... Read More »

DSA SA58 FN FAL Variant Tactical Carbine with Digital Urban Camo DuraCoat Finish

by David Crane [email protected] Click on the digital photos below to view them full-size. All photos accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the property of DefenseReview.com. Re-publication of these photos without first receiving the express permission of DefenseReview.com is prohibited. DSA, Inc. had an interesting SA58 (modernized) FN FAL variant 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester) carbine at SHOT Show ... Read More »

New High-Tech Sensor-Laiden Smart Carpet May Revolutionize Building Security

by David Crane [email protected] German textiles/carpet manufacturer Vorwerk & Co. Teppichwerke GmbH & Co. KG and semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG (also based in Germany) have joined forces to create the world’s first (at least publicly known) smart carpet or "thinking carpet". The Infineon Thinking Carpet is basically a carpet-embedded sensor network/sensor system that has the potential to literally revolutionize ... Read More »

New Piston-Driven DSA Z4-GTC (Gas Trap Carbine) for Tactical Applications

by David Crane [email protected] Just a quick heads-up for our readers. DSA, Inc. is offering a new short-stroke gas piston-driven AR-15/M16-based 5.56x45mm carbine called the Z4-GTC (Gas Trap Carbine). David Fortier has written an excellent and very informative article about it in January 31, 2005 issue of "Shotgun News". It’s the cover story. Mr. Fortier’s article is the first one ... Read More »

FNH USA ‘S.O.F. Capable Assault Rifle’ Spec Sheet. (Weapon Pics!)

by David Crane [email protected] USSOCOM’s Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) program appears to be very healthy, at the moment, and the FN Herstal/FNH USA "S.O.F. Capable Assault Rifle" (FN SCAR Light 5.56x45mm carbine/subcarbine and FN SCAR Heavy 7.62x51mm carbine/subcarbine) functional/competition prototypes look interesting. DefenseReview received a spec sheet via email on the FNH USA "S.O.F. Capable Assault Rifle" ... Read More »

MagPul XT Rail Panels for Your Rifle, Carbine, Subcarbine or Submachine Gun

by David Crane [email protected] The Wilderness Tactical Products currently carries MagPul XT Rail Panels (rail covers) for the (MilSpec) M1913 Picatinny rail system. According to The Wilderness Tactical Products, MagPul rail panels/rail covers "feature a segmented full-length design that can be more easily cut into modules by the user". DefenseReview thinks these panels look pretty sweet. MagPul XT Rail Panels ... Read More »