Raytheon Develops Cellular Bomb Detector / Hijacker

Here’s one more interesting article about another Raytheon product (also from NewScientist.com): 18:28 09 August 2005 NewScientist.com news service Barry Fox Phone-bomb hijack Cellphones provide a simple yet effective way for terrorists to remotely trigger a bomb. But now a portable device devised by US defence contractor Raytheon could quickly identify and disable such weapons. The device includes a… transmitter …

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Raytheon Developing ‘Smart Scope’ for U.S. Military SPECOPS and LE SWAT Snipers

The following comes from NewScientist.com: 17:34 28 June 2005 NewScientist.com news service (written by Barry Fox) Smart scope An electronic rifle scope that automatically compensates for unsteady aim and recoil is being developed by US defence contractor Raytheon. Using the sight, snipers and police marksmen would no longer need to manually adjust their sight to account for the slight sideways …

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Polyshok Impact Reactive Projectile Demo at AFJ Shoot-out 2005 (Video)

by David Crane [email protected] Back in March (2005), we published an article on the Polyshok Impact Reactive Projectile (I.R.P.) for tactical 12-gauge shotgun applications. The article was titled "Polyshok Impact Reactive Projectile for Military SPECOPS and LE SWAT". Polyshok, Inc. (Panama, FL) demonsrated the unique tactical attributes/capabilities of the Polyshok Impact Reactive Projectile (IRP) at the Armed Forces Journal (AFJ) …

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HK416 Video Clip from AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater 2005

by David Crane [email protected] While you’re over at the Armed Forces Journal (AFJ) Shoot-0ut at Blackwater 2005 page checking out the Auto Assault-12 (AA-12) full-auto shotgun video, you’ll also want to take a look at their video clip on Heckler & Koch’s HK416 carbine/subcarbine (5.56x45mm). In the video, you’ll want to listen to what AFJ evaluators Bob Taubert and Lt. …

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AA-12 Full-Auto Shotgun Live-Fire T&E at AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater 2005

by David Crane [email protected] For the absolute latest info on the Auto Assault-12 full-auto shotgun (a.k.a. AA-12 full-auto shotgun), DefenseReview highly recommends that you check out Armed Forces Journal’s 2005 Shoot-Out at Blackwater live-fire T&E videos here… http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/blackwater Click here to watch the Auto Assault-12 (AA-12) Shotgun video from the 2005 Armed Forces Journal (AFJ) Shoot-Out at Blackwater (HIGHLY recommended). …

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Update: Enhanced-Blast/Thermobaric Weapons for General Infantry and SPECOPS

by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 15, 2005 DefenseReview.com is going to be doing an article on enhanced-blast weapons/munitions, a.k.a. thermobaric weapons/munitions for general infantry and Special Operations (SPECOPS) use, particularly those being developed by Talley Defense, as soon as we can. In the past, we’ve discussed some of Talley Defense’s thermobaric work and the KBP RPO-A …

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HK GMG (Grenade Machine Gun) Pics from SOF Week 2005/APBI

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken or scanned by DefenseReview.com. The photos of the Heckler & Koch (HK) Grenade Machine Gun (GMG) at International SOF Week 2005/APBI (SOCOM Show) below are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. DefenseReview got a chance to view and handle the Heckler …

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Small Arms Weapons Program Reviewed for Joint Service Potential

The following comes from the United States Department of Defense (DoD): No. 733-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jul 19, 2005 Media Contact: (703)697-5131 Public/Industry Contact: (703)428-0711 The Army announced today it temporarily suspended the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of a new family of small weapons – Objective Individual Combat Weapon Increment 1 (OICW-1) – in order to incorporate joint …

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Northrop Grumman TouchTable + Zebra Imaging 3D Digital Holographic (Digital Hologram) Technology + Interactive Wall Tech = Better Warfare Ops

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Click on photos below to view them full-size.   There's no doubt that geospatial information systems (GIS) have become an important component of network centric warfare (a.k.a. net-centric warfare). Military analysts/strategists, as well as those tasked with Homeland Security missions, have to be able to visualize geographic areas and correlate those pictures …

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Zensah Tactical Apparel for Special Operations Forces: Anti-Thermal/IR Camo?

by David Crane [email protected] Click on photos below to view them full-size.   In the immediately previous article, we discussed how a Pinnacle Armor SOV-2000/Dragon Skin flexible hard armor vest stopped multiple steel-core 7.62x39mm API (Armor-Piercing Incendiary) rounds. Well, as it happens, for the last few months, DefenseReview has been wearing a couple of tactical undergarment-type shirts made by Zensah …

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Flexible Body Armor Saves PSD/Security Operator from 7.62x39mm API Round Hits

by David Crane [email protected] The following article contains exlusive photos of a Pinnacle Armor SOV-2000/Dragon Skin® ballistic vest (containing a ceramic composite hard armor disc matrix) after taking multiple impacts from 7.62x39mm API (Armor-Piercing Incendiary) rounds (steel core). Click on photos below to view them full-size.   I’ve been writing about Pinnacle Armor’s rather impressive SOV-2000/Dragon Skin® flexible ceramic composite …

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See-Through-Wall Radar and Vehicle-Disabling Microwave Tech for Mil/LE Apps

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview plans on taking a close look at Eureka Aerospace’s Impulse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ImpSAR) "through-the-wall imaging technology, which allows the operator to see through walls, as well as their High-Power Electromagnetic System (HPEMS), which uses microwaves to fry a vehicle’s electronics that control the engine’s vital functions. Before we do this however, here’s some preliminary …

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HK416 Piston-Driven 5.56 Carbine and High-Reliability 30-Round Steel Mag

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos of the HK416 Enhanced Carbine at International SOF Week/APBI below were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. July 15, 2005 It looks like the FN SCAR-Light (FN SCAR-L) carbine/subcarbine (select-fire, 5.56x45mm) might have some competition in SOF (Special Operations Forces) circles–and, more …

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