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SPA Defense/XADS TR3 Laser Rifle for Ship Defense/Anti-Piracy Operations: Hit ’em with the Big Green Laser Beam!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). January 28, 2011 Alright, this one was, hands-down, one of the coolest things DefenseReview (DR) …

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Chinese DF-21D ASBM (Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile): Will it Obsolete U.S. Aircraft Carriers?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 28, 2010 Looks like the “D” version of the Chinese DF-21 medium-range anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) is moving into the deployment phase, although an “over the water” flight test has reportedly not yet been conducted. If the DF-21D ASBM ends up working as advertised, however, it may (potentially) effectively obsolete U.S. …

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011!

December 26, 2010 We just wanted to wish all of our readers and members a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope everyone had a great time with family and got some great presents on Christmas morning. DR also hopes 2011 brings you all health, happiness, and much prosperity. We’s also like to take this opportunity to once …

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ATK XM25 “Game-Changer” Semi-Auto 25mm Airburst Grenade Launcher/Individual Airburst Weapon System (IAWS) Goes to Combat: DR Provides the Cool Skinny on this Potentially Revolutionary Infantry Weapon System.

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 9, 2010 Updated on 12/10/10 This one’s pretty big news. According to U.S. Army PEO Soldier (Program Executive Office Soldier), the U.S. Army has started fielding prototype versions (field prototypes, if you will) of the ATK XM25 airburst 25mm grenade launcher (a.k.a. Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System (ISAAS) a.k.a. Individual Airburst Weapon …

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ATK XM25 “Game-Changer” Semi-Auto 25mm Airburst Grenade Launcher/Individual Airburst Weapon System (IAWS) Goes to Combat: DR Provides the Cool Skinny on this Potentially Revolutionary Infantry Weapon System.

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 9, 2010 Updated on 12/10/10 This one’s pretty big news. According to U.S. Army PEO Soldier (Program Executive Office Soldier), the U.S. Army has started fielding prototype versions (field prototypes, if you will) of the ATK XM25 airburst 25mm grenade launcher (a.k.a. Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System (ISAAS) a.k.a. Individual Airburst Weapon …

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Lancer Systems L5 Advanced Warfighter Magazine (Lancer L5 AWM) 30-Round 5.56mm NATO Translucent Polymer AR Mag (AR-15/M16 Rifle Magazine) to Debut at SHOT Show 2011

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 3, 2010 Speaking of polymer magazines, and, more specifically, translucent polymer mags, Lancer Systems plans to introduce the Lancer L5 Advanced Warfighter Magazine (L5 AWM) at SHOT Show 2011 in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada in January (2011). DefenseReview (DR) readers may or may not remember that we published a heads-up article …

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Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) System: Next-Gen HELLFIRE Missile with Tri-Mode Gudance/Tracking Scores Hit on Tank from More than 3.7 Miles Out at White Sands Missile Range, and Gets Closer to Landing U.S. Military Contract.

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 28, 2010 Speaking of HELLFIRE missiles, Lockheed Martin is reportedly looking to land a big U.S. military contract with the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). JAGM, essentially the next logical step from the AGM-114R multi–purpose HELLFIRE II missile, features three (3) guidance/seeker modes: precision-strike semi-active laser (SAL), as on HELLFIRE II, passive fire-and-forget …

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General Atomics MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper Armed/Weaponized UAS/UAVs to See Competition from China? Chinese Unmanned Aircraft System/Drone Tech Catching Up.

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 28, 2010 This one’s been coming for awhile. According to reports in multiple publications, it would appear that China is quickly closing the UAS/UAV (Unmanned Aircraft System/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) gap currently enjoyed by the United States and Israel. More than 25 different Chinese UAS/UAV designs (and up to 40-50) were recently on …

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