Cogito1002 Terrorist Detection System: The Future of Airport Security?

by David Crane [email protected] The U.S. Transportation Security Agency (TSA) is currently testing an on-site biometric-response-based lie-detector system called the Cogito device (Cogito1002) at an airport in Knoxville, Tennessee. If adopted, the Cogito1002, made by Israeli company Suspect Detection Systems Ltd. (SDS), will augment a human-based screening system called SPOT (Screening Passengers by Observation Technique), which first began testing at …

Read More »

Pinnacle Armor Speaks Out Re Dragon Skin Testing by U.S. Army PM SEQ

by David Crane [email protected] SFTT/DefenseWatch has published a Pinnacle Armor press release regarding the recent partial/unfinished testing of Dragon Skin scalar flexible hard armor system (body armor) that was conducted by U.S. Army Project Manager Soldier Equipment (PM SEQ). Karl Masters and James Zheng, both out of U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center/Natick Soldier Systems Center/PEO Soldier (Program Executive Office Soldier), …

Read More »

MA-1 Tactical Folder: Tactical Edged Weapon for Serious Social Purposes

by David Crane [email protected] Speaking of tactical edged weapons (a.k.a. tactical knives), Miltner Adams Company has just introduced an interesting tactical folder called the MA-1 Tactical Folder, which was designed and developed by company co-owner Richard Miltner. There are several interesting aspects of this knife. First, it has a very agressive blade profile, reminiscent of the Warren Thomas Model 5 …

Read More »

KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Knife for Tactical Carry/CCW

by David Crane [email protected] While we’re primarily "gun guys" here at DefenseReview, occasionally we like to report on tactical edged weapons (a.k.a. tactical knives) when we come across interesting and/or utilitarian examples. At shot show, DefenseReview got to handle the KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Knife, which is a compact, lightweight fast-deployment fixed-blade knife designed and developed by John Benner, owner …

Read More »

Anti-Sniper/Sniper Detection/Gunfire Detection Systems at a Glance

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com July 19, 2006 There are currently a number of anti-sniper systems (a.k.a. sniper detection systems, a.k.a. gunfire detection systems) that have been designed and developed for use by military infantry personnel. DefenseReview plans on doing a review and analysis of all of these systems/technologies at some point in the not-too-distant future. In …

Read More »

HAMMER Remotely-Operated Weapons System for Robotic and Manned Vehicles

by David Crane [email protected] A company called More Industries, LLC is manufacturing and marketing a remotely-operated weapons system (i.e. remote-controlled weapons system) called HAMMER for use on UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles, a.k.a. ground robots), manned ground vehicles (i.e. HMMWVs/Humvees, APCs/IFVs, and civilan vehicles like flatbed trucks and SUVs/4x4s), and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), turning the latter into UCAVs (Unmanned Combat …

Read More »

Missile Defense Element Successfully Flight Tested

by Steven Donald Smith American Forces Press Service July 13, 2006 The Missile Defense Agency successfully completed a developmental flight test of a major element of its ballistic missile defense system today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., agency officials said. Initial indications show that the test achieved what it set out to do: test parts of the Terminal High …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »