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Intermat Stealth Anti-Thermal/IR Camouflage Tech for Infantry and Special Operations Forces

by David Crane [email protected] April 22, 2005 Remember what Arnold Shwarzenegger’s character, Major Dutch Schaeffer, accidentally stumbled onto towards the end of "Predator" (1987), that allowed him to defeat the alien hunter’s high-tech thermal/IR (infrared) vision–you know, right after Dutch’s entire team had been systematically butchered by said alien? If not, I’ll tell ya’. It was mud. Simple grey Amozonian ... Read More »

IAT Electromagnetic Systems Division Developing Rail Gun Tech for U.S. Military

by David Crane [email protected] The digital photos featured in this article are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. All photos were shot by Arnold Crane, Photographer. The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Advanced Technology (IAT) Electromagnetic Systems Division showed off it’s electromagnetic rail gun (RailGun) technology demonstrator at the 24th Army Science Conference (ASC 2004), and DefenseReview was lucky ... Read More »

Metal Storm 40mm Weapon System/Talon Robot Live-Fire Demo for U.S. Military

by David Crane [email protected] A 16-round Metal Storm prototype 40mm grenade launcher system attached to/mounted on a Foster-Miller Talon Robot/UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) apparently successfully completed a series of live-fire tests in front of approx. 100 senior scientific and technical personnel from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and selected military defense industry representatives at a U.S. Army’s firing range ... Read More »

More iRobot Packbot Robotic Infantry Soldiers Headed to Afghanistan and Iraq

by David Crane [email protected] On March 17th, 2005, it was announced that iRobot (headquartered in Burlington, MA) has won an $18.4 million Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) contract to provide 150 of its PackBot EOD Hazardous Duty Mobile Robots to the U.S. Navy by the end of 2005 for the purpose of explosive ordanced disposal operations. These robots, already battle-proven/combat-proven ... Read More »

Zensah Tactical Apparel Keeps Tactical Operators Cool, Dry, and Bacteria-Free

by David Crane [email protected]   It would appear that Under Armour just got some serious competition in the realm of advanced moisture-wicking/cooling undergarments for military Special Operations (SPECOPS) and law enforcement (LE) SWAT/SRT operators. An Israeli company called Zensah™ Performance (based in Tel-Aviv, Israel) is making tactical compression shirts that utilize high-tech moisture-wicking, bacteriostatic nylon/polyamide microfibers. Zensah Tactical seamless compression ... Read More »

Cobb SCAR Candidate/MCR Prototype Weapons at SHOT Show 2005

by David Crane [email protected] All photos of the Cobb MCR Prototype/SCAR candidate weapons accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com and are the property of DefenseReview.com. Click on photos to view them full-size. DefenseReview was fortunate to get the opportunity to view and handle the Cobb SCAR candidate/MCR (Muli-Caliber Rifle) prototype weapons at Cobb Manufacturing Inc.’s booth at SHOT Show ... Read More »

5.11 Tactical Introduces the H.R.T. Tactical Ballistic Computer Watch at SHOT

by David Crane [email protected] Click on the digital images of the 5.11 H.R.T. Tactical Watch/Ballistic Computer (below) to view them full-size. All photos are the property of DefenseReview.com. This product is, hands down, one of the coolest new tactical products DefenseReview got to view and handle at SHOT Show 2005, and it’s not even a weapon system. Rather, it’s what ... Read More »

New Corner Shot 40™ 40mm Grenade Launcher: ‘Around-the-Corner’ Force Multiplier

by David Crane [email protected] The following article contains a digital photo of the new Corner Shot 40™ 40mm "Around-the-Corner" Personal Grenade Launcher (PGL). As far as DefenseReview is aware, this is the first information-with-picture to be published on the new weapon system. Back in December, 2003, we published an article on CornerShot, which impressed us at SWAT Round-Up 2003. The ... Read More »

FERFRANS Rate Reduction System (RRS) and Special Weapons for Tactical Operators

by David Crane [email protected] FERFRANS Specialties is currently producing and marketing a proprietary cyclic rate reducer for AR1-15/M16-based select-fire rifles, carbines, and subcarbines (including the M4/M4A1 Carbine). It’s called the FERFRANS "Rate Reduction System", or "RRS". According to MilitaryMorons.com (MM), the FERFRANS Rate Reduction System (RRS) reduces the full-auto (FA) cyclic rate, or rate of fire (ROF) on any AR-15/M16 ... Read More »

Press Release: Battling sand flies: Soldiers in pantyhose! Seriously?

by Steven Katz [email protected] Dealing with a Serious Problem… Americans respect their men in uniform, but should their uniforms include women’s nylons? Indeed, during the Gulf War and the current War on Terror, our fighting forces discovered that their legs needed protection from nasty, disease-carrying sand flies. Letters home to wives, girlfriends, sisters, and mothers pleaded, "Please send pantyhose! Seriously!" ... Read More »