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Future Iranian (Bladerunner 51/Bradstone Challenger Copy) Speedboat Swarms vs. U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers: Van Riper Redux?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com April 7, 2010 Updated 4/09/10 Looks like nuclear weapons aren’t the only thing the Iranian government is after. Apparently, they’ve also got a penchant for speedboats, specifically high-tech, very expensive speedboats. Multiple news sources are reporting that the Iranians have surreptitiously acquired a “James Bond-style” fast mover called the Bladerunner 51 /¬†Bradstone ... Read More »

SCG International Risk Tactical Human Intelligence (HUMINT) / Espionage Operations Course: Clandestine Operations Behind Enemy Lines

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com January 13, 2010 It’s the middle of the night, and I’m laying prone in the woods inside a foreign country called Drok as God-only-knows-how-many–5?–10?–20?–armed men search for me with lights and dogs. If they capture me, I’m in a world of hurt. On the plus side, I’m well hidden, I’ve got my ... Read More »

Artis Iron Curtain Active Protection System (APS): Shoot-Down Ballistic Reactive Ground Vehicle Defense System

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com A company called Artis, LLC has developed an anti-RPG (Rocket-Propelled Grenade) ground vehicle defense system called the Iron Curtain Active Protection System (APS) that integrates C-band radar, a distributed optical sensor, and a ring of ballistic countermeasures to neutralize incoming RPGs. Here’s how it works: Iron Curtain’s C-band radar detects and tracks ... Read More »

Airtronic USA China Lake Multi-Shot Pump-Action 40mm Grenade Launcher System for Special Operations

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com April 18, 2009 Updated on May 6, 2009 Airtronic USA, Inc. has more up their sleeve than just an Americanized RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenade launcher. They’ve also got a pretty nifty 4-shot (3+1) pump-shotgun-config pump-action 40mm multiple grenade launcher (MGL) (a.k.a. multi-shot grenade launcher) system a.k.a 40mm pump grenade launcher system. The weapon ... Read More »

Airtronic USA Develops American RPG-7: Meet the Amerikansky Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com April 13, 2009 Updated on 4/26/09. My good friend and professional contact, prolific infantry small arms/machine gun designer Jim Sullivan (a.k.a. L James Sullivan), has complained to me quite a bit about U.S. military infantry warfighters not having an American version of the Russian RPG-7 / RPG-7V shoulder-launched, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade weapon ... Read More »

Throwable Armor-Piercing Grenades: Latest Al Qaeda Threat in Iraq?

by David Crane defrev at As if mines/IEDs, EFPs and RPGs aren’t enough, now there’s armor-piercing grenades a.k.a. armor-penetrating grenades. According to a recent CBS News article, this is the latest lethal threat (explosives threat) to U.S. troops in Iraq. The grenades, being employed/deployed by Al Qaeda forces (specifically they’re self-named “Thermal Brigade” force), look like the old stick ... Read More »

Rafael M-TAPS: The Next Step in Add-On Multi-Threat Vehicle Armor Protection

by David Crane defrev at September 5, 2007 Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. (Haifa, Israel) has introduced a very interesting next-generation multi-threat passive/reactive add-on armor system for vehicles called M-TAPS, which stands for "Multi-Threat Armor Protection System". M-TAPS is designed/developed to protect Israeli infantry warfighters (a.k.a. soldiers) against the same lethal trifecta–IEDs, EFPs, and RPGs–as the Urban Fighter’s armor ... Read More »

IMI Urban Fighter APC/IFV Out-MRAP’s MRAP for Mobile Anti-IED/EFP Protection

by David Crane defrev at September 5, 2007 Israel Military Industries, Ltd. (IMI) recently introduced it’s "Urban Fighter", which is an upgraded, up-armored and modified M113 Gavin APC/IFV (Armored Personnel Carrier/Infantry Fighting Vehicle). The goal of the Urban Fighter tracked armored vehicle (or, armored tracked vehicle), is to provide Israeli infantry warfighters with superior anti-IED/EFP and anti-RPG (Rocket-Propelled Grenade) ... Read More »

Mobile Ballistic Fighting Position for Perimeter Security and Force Protection

by David Crane defrev at All photographic images contained in this article were taken by, and they are the exclusive property of owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). STS Security Products, LLC, a division of Special Tactical Services, LLC (STS), displayed a ... Read More »