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Negotiator Tactical Surveillance Robot: Sneak n’ Peek the Bad Guys

by David Crane [email protected]   A company called Robotic FX, Inc. has come out with a tactical ground robot/UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) called the Negotiator Tactical Surveillance Robot (TSR). DefenseReview got to operate the Negotiator tactical robot (a.k.a. tactical bot) at IACP Miami 2005 at… the Robotic FX booth, but we weren’t allowed to shoot any pictures of the system ... Read More »

Bus Takedown Video: IMS Anti-Terror/Counter-Terror School for Mil/LE SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] Back in December (2005), DefenseReview reported on an advanced anti-terrorism/countertertorrism SWAT school we attended that was put on by IMS Security at Camp Bonneville. That course was described by every operator we interviewed as the most intense SWAT course they had every taken (i.e. the most physically and mentally demanding), and, hands-down, the single most relevant ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits 3 from SHOT Show 2006: And the Hits Keep Comin’

by David Crane [email protected] Below are more DefRev "Quick Hits from SHOT Show 2006. DefenseReview will be reporting more in-depth on these technologies, later. –While we were in the outdoor tent, we ran into Frank and Chris Desomma at the Patriot Ordnance Factory (P.O.F-USA) booth. POF-USA had their new 7.62x51mm/.308 Win., 6.8mm (6.8x43mm), and 6.5 Grendel gas piston upper receivers ... Read More »

Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin vs. Interceptor Body Armor Continued…

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has confirmed a report that Pinnacle Armor met with General James R. Moran, Commanding General, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center and Program Executive Officer Soldier (PEO Soldier), on January 17, 2006 in order to give him the opportunity to see the official DoD/military protocol test data on Pinnacle’s SOV/Dragon Skin body armor. Upon viewing ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits 1 from SHOT Show 2006. Quick Hits 2 On the Way…

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview is going to be publishing articles (with photos and possibly even audio interviews) on a good number of technologies that interested us at SHOT Show 2006. But, just to get the ball rolling, the following are some "quick hits" on these items, just to get the ball rolling: – Vltor Weapon Systems blew a lot ... Read More »

Breaking News: Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin vs. Interceptor Body Armor–Fight’s On

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview received some interesting information yesterday regarding this NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (PBS) interview of Lt. Col. Roger Charles (Ret.) and Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis (Ret.) conducted by Margaret Warner on Pinnacle Armor SOV Flexible Body Armor/Dragon Skin vs. the Interceptor Multi-Threat Body Armor System Outer Tactical Vest (OTV), a.k.a. Interceptor Body Armor. As many of ... Read More »

Nighthawk Custom Global Response Pistol (GRP) for Direct Action/CQB

by David Crane [email protected] January 6, 2006 Anyone who knows anything about the custom/semi-custom tactical 1911 pistol field knows how hugely competitive it is out there. That’s one of the reasons why the Phoenix-like rise of Nighthawk Custom over approx. the last year and half is so intriguing. Considering the speed and surprise Nighthawk Custom has exhibited in establishing its ... Read More »

DefRev Attends Advanced Israeli Anti-Terrorist SWAT School at Camp Bonneville

by David Crane [email protected] Well, we’re back. From Sunday, December 18th through Friday, December 23rd (2005), DefenseReview was at the FBI firing range at Camp Bonneville in the Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington area attending a four-day Advanced Israeli Anti-Terrorist SWAT School focused specifically on anti-terrorism/counterterrorism doctrine, techniques, and tactics. The course was conducted by Aaron Cohen of IMS Security Inc. for ... Read More »

Low-Profile, Lightweight Armored SUV for Security Operations

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exlusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. Low-profile armored vehicles have become an extremely important tactical element in security operations OCONUS, in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. To help fulfill this need, First Choice Armor and Equipment, Inc. (FCA) ... Read More »

Systema AR-15/M16-Based Force-On-Force Training Weapons for Mil/LE Operators

by David Crane [email protected] All photos below are the exclusive property of Khyber Interactive Associates, Inc.. Click on photos below to view them full size.   DefenseReview ran into tactical training instructor Wes Doss at International SOF Week 2005/APBI (Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry), a.k.a. the "SOCOM Show", in Tampa FL last month (June 2005). Wes owns and operates Khyber ... Read More »