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Are Anti-Tank Guided Missiles the New Primary Threat in Urban Warfare/MOUT?

by David Crane [email protected] Greg Grant has written an interesting article for DefenseNews.com about Hizbollah’s (Hezbollah’s) "innovative" (Grant’s term) use of man-portable anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) systems. Mr. Grant cites several examples of Hezbollah’s "innovative" urban warfare/guerrilla warfare tactics with ATGMs. 1) Hizbollah guerilla fighters "swarmed" Israeli Merkava MBTs (Main Battle Tanks)–including possibly Merkava Mk4 MBTs–and fired at the sides ... Read More »

Cogito1002 Terrorist Detection System: The Future of Airport Security?

by David Crane [email protected] The U.S. Transportation Security Agency (TSA) is currently testing an on-site biometric-response-based lie-detector system called the Cogito device (Cogito1002) at an airport in Knoxville, Tennessee. If adopted, the Cogito1002, made by Israeli company Suspect Detection Systems Ltd. (SDS), will augment a human-based screening system called SPOT (Screening Passengers by Observation Technique), which first began testing at ... Read More »

Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS) for Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV)

The following content was provided to DefenseReview by Defense Update, which is a Defense Review content partner. The article has been slightly modified from its original form, and additional links and information have been provided (below): In Eurosatory 2006, Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI) is unveiling its new Active Defense System (ADS) called – Iron Fist. Until recently, the development of Iron ... Read More »

Video: Trophy Anti-RPG/Anti-Missile Protection System for APCs and Tanks

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com It’s possible that very soon, U.S. armored vehicles, including infantry fighting vehicles/armored personnel carriers (IFV/APC) and main battle tanks (MBT), will be receiving a new type of anti-RPG/ATGM (Rocket Propelled Grenade/Anti-Tank Guided Missile) active protection system. On March 30, 2006, a Stryker combat vehicle outfitted with the Trophy Active Protection System (APS) a.k.a. Trophy ... Read More »

Evolution Armor Systems Introduces Evo-Flex Laminate System Ballistic Armor

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview received the email message-format press release below from Allan D. Bain, President/CEO of Evolution Armor Systems. It discusses the Evolution Armor Evo-Flex laminate ballistic armor system for soft armor and hard composite armor solutions (including soft body armor, helmets, etc.) and other applications. According to Mr. Bain, Evolution Armor will be incorporating/integrating nanotechnology (carbon nanotubes, ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Exclusive Video: Unmanned Mini-Helicopter Gets ‘Weaponized’ with AA-12 Shotgun

by David Crane david at defensereview.com DefenseReview.com has received video footage of a weaponized version of the AutoCopter self-stabilized unmanned mini-helicopter being tested for the first time in sunny Huntsville, Alabama (The download link for this video is further down in this article.). The AutoCopter is made by Neural Robotics Incorporated (NRI), and the armament/weapons portion of the package is ... Read More »

Israeli Company Developing ‘NanoArmor’ Tech for Future Warfighters

by David Crane [email protected] As we’ve said before, the Israelis are proving to be an innovative bunch these days. Awhile back, an Israeli company called ApNano Materials, Inc. came out with a "the first commercial nano-based lubricant" called Nanolub. According to the Israeli foreign affairs and defense news site IsraCast, Nanolub is a solid lubricant (or, solid nano lubricant) that ... 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 »