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FreeLinc FreeMotion 200 Wireless Tactical Comms Headset: Secure Wireless Tactical Communications Bubble

by David Crane david at defensereview.com A company called FreeLinc recently introduced a tactical headset for military Special Operations Forces (SOF), law enforcement swat teams, and PSC/PMC PSD/Security Operators called the FreeMotion 200 that represents a significant development in secure tactical communications–the key word being "secure". Of course, there are a number of companies out there making high-quality tactical headsets ... Read More »

Can the U.S. Navy Defend Itself Against Chinese and Russian Military Tech?

by David Crane david at defensereview.com November 20, 2006 By now, everyone and their mother knows that last month, in the Pacific, a Chinese submarine stalked a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group and surfaced within torpedo and missile firing range before being detected. DefenseReview can’t really say we’re surprised by this, especially since U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups are no ... Read More »

DPMS Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R) Punches Targets at 600 Yards

by David Crane [email protected] DPMS Panther Arms is currently making a civilian-legal replica of the semi-auto-only 5.56mm (5.56x45mm) U.S. Army Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R), which is designed to allow squads to engage enemy targets at ranges of 600 meters (600m). According to the 2005 U.S. Army Field Manual, "The primary mission of the SDM [Squad Designated Marksman] is to ... Read More »

New ‘Cooler’ QuikClot Blood-Clotting Agent for Treating Serious Wounds

The following is a press release on QuikClot 1st Response and QuikClot ACS+ hemostatic (blood clotting) agents: Next Generation of Lifesaving QuikClot® Hemostat (Hemostatic Agent) Solves Excess Heat Production, Opening Door to Wider Deployment & New Medical Applications Z-Medica Corp Launches QuikClot 1st Response™ & QuikClot ACS+™, Giving First Responder & Military Users Ability to Stop Severe Bleeding at the ... Read More »

Laser Gunship Fires Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) Against Ground Targets

The following is a Boeing press release: ST. LOUIS, Oct. 13, 2006 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has begun flight testing for the Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) program and has generated "first light" of ATL’s high-energy chemical laser in ground tests, achieving two key milestones in the laser gunship development effort. During the "low-power" ... Read More »

Dragon Skin Armor Passes More Tests: Dr. Gary Roberts and ‘Test Lab’ Video

by David Crane [email protected] On September 15 (2006), DefenseReview reported on Pinnacle Armor’s SOV-2000 Dragon Skin panels passing all NIJ Level III test protocols and requirements for flexible armor systems (anti-rifle body armor). Well, SOV-2000 Dragon Skin has just passed another fairly tough ballistic test, this one performed by Dr. Gary Roberts, who has been following the Dragon Skin vs. ... Read More »

Negotiator Tactical Robot Wows Evaluators at Robotics Event

The following is a Robotic FX, Inc. press release: Robotic FX, Inc. Announces Success of the Negotiator Robot at Recent Robotic Evaluation Excercise. Worth, IL – (September 18, 2006) Robotic FX, Inc. has announced that during a recent robot evaluation exercise held at the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Training Academy in Rockville, Maryland, the Negotiator Tactical Surveillance Robot, a low-cost, ... Read More »

Dillon Aero M134D and M134D-T Gatling Guns: Peace Through Firepower Superiority

by David Crane [email protected] This article contains DefenseReview’s interview with the R&D element of Dillon Aero, Inc. on the M134D Gatling Gun/Minigun. September 25, 2006 DefenseReview first mentioned the Dillon Aero M134D Gatling Gun a.k.a. M134D MiniGun in our September 2005 article on the BSC AGSS II helicopter gunner simulator, after we saw both systems (M134D and AGSS II) at ... Read More »

MSA Acquires Paraclete Armor and Equipment, Inc.

The following is a MSA press release: MSA [Mine Safety Appliances Company] has announced it has purchased Paraclete Armor and Equipment, Inc. of St. Pauls, N.C., a rapidly growing innovator and developer of advanced ballistic body armor used by military personnel, including Special Forces units of the U.S. military. Paraclete Armor, which employs approximately 200 people and had annual revenues ... Read More »