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.

British Army Equips Troops in Afghanistan with Ballistic EyePro from Revision

by David Crane [email protected] The following is a Revision Military Eyewear press release on their Sawfly and Bullet Ant Ballistic Eyewear (BEW): "British Army Equips Troops in Afghanistan with Protective Eyewear Systems from Revision Wednesday, February 02, 2005 14:07 Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters first UK regiments issued with new military eyewear systems MONTREAL, CANADA, Feb. 2, 2005 – Revision Eyewear …

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Sources Sought Notice Issued for 5.56mm Modular Weapon System Family

by David Crane [email protected] The following Sources Sought Notice looks like it’s essentially the same solicitation as that covered in the previous article, just in alternate form (a previous version, if you will): "General Information Document Type: Sources Sought Notice Solicitation Number: W15QKN-05-X-0427 Posted Date: Nov 05, 2004 Original Response Date: Dec 07, 2004 Current Response Date: Dec 07, 2004 …

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Notice: Objective Individual Combat Weapon (OICW) Increment I Family of Weapons

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview just received a message from one of our U.S. Army sources regarding the solicitation below for an "Objective Individual Combat Weapon, Increment One, Family of Weapons". The OICW project, apparently, has been resurrected, albeit in different form. To put it another way, IT LIVES (if you can believe it). DefRev will most likely be doing …

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V-RAMBO ‘Wrist Video’ System Puts Real-Time Video Right on Soldiers’ Wrists

by David Crane [email protected] An Israeli company called Tadiran Spectralink Ltd. (Holon, Israel), a member of the Elisra Group, has just advanced the military combat application of telepresence a step further with their wrist-mounted Video Receiver And Monitor for Battlefield Operations, or V-RAMBO, for short. Tadiran Spectralink refers to the technology that V-Rambo utilizes as "Wrist-Displayed Vital UAV-Derived Intelligence". Basically, …

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Robo-Soldier Ready for Combat Deployment to Iraq for Urban Warfare/CI Ops

by David Crane [email protected] This article contains the first digital photo of a camouflaged/combat-ready/field-ready Foster-Miller Armed/Weaponized Talon Robot/UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle), a.k.a. SWORDS robot of which DefenseReview is aware. The weapon attached to the Talon Robot/SWORDS robot in the pic would appear to be an AT4 anti-armor/anti-tank weapon (ATW) (i.e. rocket launcher), which is produced by Saab Bofors Dynamics, Weapon …

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Trident Concepts Combative Carbine and Pistol, and Shooting on the Move-Carbine

by David Crane [email protected] The following is a Trident Concepts, LLC press release on their upcoming Combative Carbine (CC1) course, Shooting on the Move-Carbine (SOMC) course, and Combative Pistol (CP1) course that will be held in succession in Los Angeles, CA from March 16-21, 2005: "Upcoming High Intensity Training… Learning to hit hard and fast with a pistol or carbine. …

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New Tech: 24th Army Science Conference (ASC 2004) Articles and Pics

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview is going to be publishing articles along with hi-res digital pictures from the 24th Army Science Conference (ASC 2004), this week. These will include pics of a functional electro-magnetic rail gun built by the Institute for Advanced Technology (IAT) at the University of Texas at Austin (and the projectile it fires, which DefenseReview has), the …

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Glock 38 (G38) Compact and Glock 39 (Subcompact) Pistols & Tactical Light/Laser

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview got a chance to view and handle the new Glock 38 (G38) compact and Glock 39 (G39) subcompact .45 GAP pistols at SHOT Show 2005, at the Glock booth. Dave Sevigny, competitive shooting champion with Team Glock, showed us …

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Laser Devices Inc. Dual Beam Aiming Laser-Intelligent (DBAL-I) at SHOT Show 2005

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the property of DefenseReview.com. Click on photos to view them full size. While we’re on the subject of infrared (IR)/visible laser aimers/illuminators designed and developed as alternatives to the Insight Technology, Inc. AN/PEQ-2 family of Infrared Target Pointer/Illuminator/Aiming Lasers (ITPIAL) (AN/PEQ-2 and AN/PEQ-2A), we …

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LAMSA Weapons Systems Soldier’s Laser Aimer/Illuminator for SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] Click on digital photos to view them full-size. All digital photos accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview recently got a chance to view a few interesting new products at the Larue Tactical booth at SHOT Show 2005. The first are the new LAMSA Weapons Systems/BEAMSHOT/Larue Tactical Soldier's Laser …

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