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Mini Battle Shield/Combat Shield Being Developed for Urban Warfare/MOUT Ops

by David Crane [email protected] July 13, 2006 A private company called CombatBodyArmor (CBA) is currently developing a small, forearm-wearable ballistic shield, or "Battle Shield" (a.k.a. "Combat Shield"), for infantry warfighters. The CBA Mini Battle Shield (a.k.a. Mini Combat Shield) is being developed specifically to protect the warfighter against current enemy rifle-caliber threats (7.62x39mm, 5.45x39mm, and 7.62x54R) and IED (Improvised Explosive …

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Exclusive Video: AA12 Machine Shotgun/FRAG-12 Grenade Weapon System Test Fired

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has just received exclusive video footage (links below) of an MPS Auto Assault-12 Full-Auto Shotgun (a.k.a. MPS AA-12 Full-Auto Shotgun) successfully firing (and cycling) British FRAG-12 munition (12-gauge grenade) on full-auto at 300 rpm (rounds per minute). The test (AA-12) shotgun sucessfully fired (and cycled) a total of 60 fin-stabilised FRAG-12 grenades/munitions over the course of the full-auto …

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Tech Update: AAE Stealth III Cloaking Tech for Vehicles, Warfighters, and Helos

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has obtained two of the latest promotional/informational documents on the AAE Stealth Technology System (STS) cloaking technology (a.k.a. adaptive camouflage, electro-optical camouflage, active camouflage, and chameleonic camouflage), so we thought we’d share them with our readers. These documents discuss what Advanced American Enterprise (AAE) calls "Stealth III". The relevant links to the Stealth III documents …

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Stealth II Thermal/IR Cloaking Tech: Anti-Anti-Aircraft Tech for Helicopters

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview recently received an updated fact sheet on the AAE Stealth Technology System (STS). The new document focuses on an updated/upgraded version of STS called "Stealth II", which can protect helicopters and ground vehicles from heat-seeking missiles, artillary, and personnel with night vision viewers. AAE claims that Stealth II accomplishes this by cloaking/camuflaging helicopter and ground …

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Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS) for Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV)

The following content was provided to DefenseReview by Defense Update, which is a Defense Review content partner. The article has been slightly modified from its original form, and additional links and information have been provided (below): In Eurosatory 2006, Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI) is unveiling its new Active Defense System (ADS) called – Iron Fist. Until recently, the development of Iron …

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Cloaking Tech Continued: STS Optical AND Thermal/IR Camouflage for Warfighters

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Back in March, DefenseReview reported on the Stealth Technology System (STS) being developed at Advanced American Enterprise (AAE) in our article titled Is Cloaking Technology for U.S. Infantry Warfighters Finally Possible? STS utilizes a form of electro-optical camouflage (referred to also as optical camouflage, adaptive camouflage, active camouflage, chameleonic camouflage, and cloaking technology). Advanced …

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Cougar JERRV Armored Vehicle Saves EOD Team in Iraq

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Back in November, 2005, DefenseReview published a press release on the Cougar Joint Explosive Ordnance Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV) and Buffalo Mine Clearance Vehicle made by Force Protection, Inc. (a.k.a. Force Protection Industries, Inc.). We’ve been hearing good things about the performance of these armored vehicles in the Sandbox (theater of operations), and recently …

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Video: Trophy Anti-RPG/Anti-Missile Protection System for APCs and Tanks

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com It’s possible that very soon, U.S. armored vehicles, including infantry fighting vehicles/armored personnel carriers (IFV/APC) and main battle tanks (MBT), will be receiving a new type of anti-RPG/ATGM (Rocket Propelled Grenade/Anti-Tank Guided Missile) active protection system. On March 30, 2006, a Stryker combat vehicle outfitted with the Trophy Active Protection System (APS) a.k.a. Trophy …

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Is Cloaking Technology for U.S. Infantry Warfighters Finally Possible?

by David Crane [email protected] In the movie Predator (1987), an alien hunter visits earth to bag armed human warriors (military Special Operations personnel) as trophies, and engages in this recreational endeavor very methodically and efficiently. By the time the movie ends, the alien predator has killed off two complete (elite) and highly-experienced U.S. Special Operations teams, save for one survivor …

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Exclusive Video: Unmanned Mini-Helicopter Gets ‘Weaponized’ with AA-12 Shotgun

by David Crane david at defensereview.com DefenseReview.com has received video footage of a weaponized version of the AutoCopter self-stabilized unmanned mini-helicopter being tested for the first time in sunny Huntsville, Alabama (The download link for this video is further down in this article.). The AutoCopter is made by Neural Robotics Incorporated (NRI), and the armament/weapons portion of the package is …

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