David Crane

David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.

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 …

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Invisio Bone Mic Tactical Headset for Military SpecOps and LE SWAT Ops

The following is a Television Equipment Associates (TEA) press release on the Invisio Bone Mic Tactical Headset: Television Equipment Associates (TEA) are specialists in headsets and team radios for US Special Forces, law enforcement SWAT, surveillance and rescue applications. These products are technologically advanced and are designed and manufactured for optimum reliability and durability. Our headsets can be supplied for …

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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 …

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FN FS2000 Semi-Auto-Only Bullpup Tactical Carbine (5.56mm) for Civilians

by David Crane david at defensereview.com The civilian-legal, semi-auto-only version of the FN F2000 and F2000 Tactical 5.56 bullpup assault rifle/carbines (5.56x45mm NATO), the FN FS2000 Semi-Auto Carbine, appears to be getting full-court press-level coverage in the various tactical firearm magazines, including the January 2007 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement (GWLE). DefenseReview first reported on the FNH …

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Revolutionary Tactical Medicine: CELOX Blood-Clotting Agent Stops Major Wound Bleeding Fast.

by David Crane [email protected] A U.S. company called SAM Medical Products (Newport, Oregon) is currently marketing a rather amazing emergency hemostatic agent (blood clotting agent) called CELOX for treating battle-wounded soldiers. The product itself is comprised of granules, making it, effectively, a granular bandage that you can literally pour right into the open wound–including deep wounds–to stop high-volume arterial bleeding. …

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Airborne Weapon Re-Arming System: Revolutionary Concept for Combat Aircraft

by Iddo Genuth The technology for rearming aircraft with weapons in midair might soon be a reality. This revolutionary technology would enable combat missions, currently requiring dozens of aircraft, to be performed by very few, and to carry out numerous missions by unmanned combat aircraft without returning to base. Airborne rearming might prove to be as significant as the airborne …

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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" …

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AAE Introduces IR-Stealth 5: Thermal/IR Stealth for Jet Aircraft

by David Crane [email protected] Advanced American Enterprise (AAE) recently released information on their thermal/IR (infrared) stealth/camouflage system for jet aircraft (including fighter aircraft a.ka. fighter jets). It’s called IR-Stealth 5 Jet, and it’s designed to protect jet aircraft from being successfully targeted by enemy heat-seeking missiles (all types) by masking the (jet) engine exhaust nozzle/outlet’s thermal/infrared (IR) signature. IR-Stealth 5 …

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YHM/Sound Tech ‘Phantom’ Quick-Attach/Detach Sound Suppressors for Spec-Ops

by David Crane [email protected] We forgot to write about this one after SHOT Show 2006. At the show, we got to view and handle the Yankee Hill Machine (YHM) /Sound Technology (a.k.a. Sound Tech) Phantom 5.56 Sound Suppressor (5.56x45mm Silencer/Sound Suppressor)/Phantom Flash Hider/Suppressor/Q.D. Mount system at the Yankee Hill Machine Company, Inc. (YHM) booth. The Phantom System is designed specifically …

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Fiberforge Advanced Lightweight Composites for U.S. Military Applications

The following is a Fiberforge press release: October 9, 2006 Glenwood Springs , Colorado – The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) has chosen Fiberforge as a member of its Design & Engineering Support Program Two (DESP II) team. The team, comprising an elite group of technical and engineering companies, offers goods and services contracts directly to government entities. Team …

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