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.

New Cobb MCR (Multi-Caliber Rifle) Weapon System is Mil/LE/Civilian Ready

by David Crane [email protected] Cobb Manufacturing has just introduced their new MCR (Multi-Caliber Rifle) family of weapons. The COBB MCR weapon system is patents pending, and was developed with military/tactical application in mind, but should prove just as popular with civilian recreational shooters and hunters. An operator can switch calibers by simply changing barrel assemblies. The MCR (Multi-Caliber Rifle) series …

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CopterBox Expendable Airdrop Delivery System for Ammo, Food, Meds, and More

by David Crane [email protected] DropMaster, Inc. has developed a new, expendable airdrop delivery system, called CopterBox. CopterBox is an autorotating, disposable aerial resupply system, and appears to be a superlative, off-the-shelf product. It is specifically designed to be quick to assemble with minimal training, easy to deploy with or without a static line and to be lightweight for a single …

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Press Release: New LE SWAT Resources CD-ROM Released.

by David Crane [email protected] David Vine Associates, LLC of Aiken, South Carolina has just released the CD-ROM "S.W.A.T. Resources" ready reference containing 300 books, reports and documents in Adobe PDF files. S.W.A.T. Resources contains 20,624 pages of critical information required by Special Response Teams. This sensitive material has been… compiled for training purposes and tactical use in laptop computers at …

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Armed and Armored Stealth Vehicles for Urban Security Ops, from Ibis Tek

by David Crane [email protected] Ibis Tek is making some very interesting "High-Performance Stealth Vehicles" with Remote Control Weapons and Sensor Control Systems, right now. These vehicles come primarily in the form of tactically-armed and armored SUV’s/4×4’s (GMC/Chevolet Sierras and Chevy Suburbans) and HMMWV’s (Humvees), outfitted with mobile, retractable gun mounts. When not in use, the gun and mount sit discreetly …

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SoldierTech Report: Latest Military Gear and Gadgets

by David Crane [email protected] Military.com has a feature on their site that I recently discovered while I was searching the web for links I could include with my recent article on the Nikonov AN-94 "Abakan" assault rifle, titled "Nikonov AN-94 ‘Abakan’ Assault Rifle: Advanced Russian Small Arms Tech". The feature I discovered is called "SoldierTech: Military Gear and Gadgets". It …

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kbs/kbk wz. 96 Beryl Weapons Family: AKM/Kalashnikov Perfection from Poland

by David Crane [email protected] While we’re on the subject of Russian assault rifles, we might as well mention a couple of their Polish cousins, the Z.M. Lucznik, Radom-made 5.56x45mm kbs wz. 96 Beryl assault rifle and kbk wz. 96 Mini-Beryl carbine/subcarbine. Basically just updated and improved versions of the Radom wz. 88 Tantal assault rifle and wz. 89 Onyks subcarbine, …

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Military Security (PSD)/Special Operations Training Schools

by David Crane [email protected] In the near future, DefenseReview will be publishing articles on security and Special Operations (SPECOPS) training currently being conducted for military, intelligence, and private military company (PMC) operators. This type of training will become increasingly important in the 21st Century, as the demand for, and reliance upon, private military company (PMC) operators by Western governments will …

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