By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 7, 2018 We here at DefenseReview (DR) DO like our technical clothing, and in that spirit, Vertx is making a very cool lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) softshell combat/tactical jacket for concealed carry (CCW) called the Vertx Downrange Soft Shell Jacket, and just about every aspect of it is pretty interesting. First, the jacket …Read More »
DARPA Gremlins Program: Attack Drones Eventually Carried by Low-Observable/Stealth ‘Mothership’ Carrier/Launching Aircraft! Northrop Grumman B-21, Anyone?
By David Crane January 2, 2018 Last updated on 1/03/18. Nasdaq recently published an article titled “Air Force Could Test Flying Aircraft Carriers” as Early as Next Year, that caught DefenseReview’s (DR) attention, thanks to its provocative title hinting at giant electrogravitic-propulsion (anti-gravity) aircraft carriers flying around like alien craft. The article itself actually alludes to a much less provocatively-titled …Read More »
Wilcox Industries RAID (Ruggedized Aiming/Illumination Device) VCSEL Visible/IR Laser Aimer/ Illuminator Module for Combat M4/4A1 and Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR’s! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 28, 2017 Last updated on 12/29/17. As long as we’re discussing the latest and greatest Wilcox Industries laser aimer/illuminators for M4/M4A1/AR-15 Carbine/SBR’s, we should probably also touch on the Wilcox RAID (Ruggedized Aiming/Illumination Device) VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) visible/IR laser aimer/illuminator module, which Wilcox’s Travis Mitchell also showed DefenseReview …Read More »
Wilcox Industries Fusion AMP Rail Powered M4/M4A1/AR-15 Carbine/SBR Rail System with Super-Slick/Sleek, Minimalist Wilcox BOSS 300 (or, 300 BOSS) Black Out Sighting System All-In-One Red Dot Sight Combat Optic with Visible/IR Laser Aimer/Illuminator! (Videos!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 23, 2017 Last updated on 12/24/17. Earlier this year, at SHOT Show 2017 and SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017, respectively, DefenseReview (DR) filmed some product demos on the Wilcox Industries Fusion AMP Rail powered rail system with a BOSS 300 (or, 300 BOSS) Black Out Sighting System red dot …Read More »
American Clandestine Equipment (ACE) SMG9-SC Lightweight, High-Volume Full-Auto-Grade 9mm Silencer/Sound Suppressor Devloped for the CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 Submachine Gun (SMG) and CZ Scorpion Evo 3 S1 SBR!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 18, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) recently received a press release on the American Clandestine Equipment (ACE) SMG9-SC high-volume lightweight, full-auto-grade 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO SMG (Submachine Gun) silencer/sound suppressor that they developed for the CZ Scorpion Evo A1 subgun and CZ Scorpion Evo 3 S1 SBR (Short Barelled Rifle). The ACE rep we …Read More »
TMG (Threat Mitigation Group) Steel Target Systems with Stand-Alone Mechanical Reset System: Just Shoot the Center Target to Reset and Keep Shooting!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 13, 2017 Towards the end of SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017 earlier this year, Rob Davis of Aspetto introduced DefenseReview (DR) to his next-door booth neighbor Jim Hoy of TMG (Threat Mitigation Group) Target Systems, who was kind enough to show us his very interesting steel targets for both …Read More »
US Army 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fields SIG SAUER M17/M18 Modular Handgun System (MHS) Striker-Fired 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistols!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: First/Top two photos (and title photo) courtesy of US Army 101st Airborne Division. The rest are provided by DR. December 8, 2017 Last updated on 12/08/17. A recent SIG SAUER press release is touting the fielding of the SIG Sauer M17/M18 MHS (Modular Handgun System) striker-fired 9mm combat/tactical pistol system, …Read More »
Brugger & Thomet B&T APC9 9mm and APC45 .45 ACP Submachine Gun (SMG) and Semi-Auto-Only Combat/Tactical Pistol and Carbine Weapons Packages for Military Special Operations Forces, Law Enforcement SWAT and Civilian Tactical Shooters! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 4, 2017 Back in early 2015, DefenseReview published a piece on the Brugger and Thomet B&T AP556 5.56mm x 45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.23 Remington assault rifle/carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle), and it was our understanding at the time that it would eventually be offered in the USA as a semi-auto-only 5.56 carbine …Read More »
CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Blowback-Operated Semi-Auto-Only Suppressed 9mm Pistol/SBR/PDW (Short Barreled Rifle/Personal Defense Weapon) + Silencerco Omega 9K Silencer/Sound Suppressor! Or, Just Get the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine. (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 1, 2017 Last updated on 12/18/17. While DefenseReview (DR) was checking out the CZ P-10 C (also written P-10C) compact striker-fired 9mm pistol at the company’s booth at SHOT Show 2017, CZ USA’s Zach Hein was kind enough to also show us the new CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 blowback-operated semi-auto-only …Read More »
Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) Special Operations and Irregular Warfare Symposium 2017 is Coming Up Fast! Don’t Miss It!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) November 27, 2017 Back in August, DefenseReview (DR) published a quick heads-up piece on the Defense Strategies Institute’s 6th Annual Military Tactical Communications Summit, which was held in September. Well, DSI has a very interesting military SOF (Special Operations Forces) symposium coming up in early December …Read More »
Elbit Falcon MK II Optical Gunsight for the Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR: Combat-Proven and Bombproof Vintage Red-Dot-Sight Combat Optic!
By Jeff Gurwitch November 22, 2017 In search of a combat-proven, bomb-proof, red dot combat optic for your AR? Well, it just so happens what you have been looking for has been available since the mid-1990’s. No, it’s not an Aimpoint or EoTech. Instead, it’s the Israeli-made Elbit Falcon MK II Optical Gun Sight, from Elbit Computers LTD (now Elbit …Read More »
SIG MCX VIRTUS Patrol Semi-Auto-Only Tactical AR-15 Carbine May Just Be Important: Time (and Hands-On Testing and Evaluation) Will Tell
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 19, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been writing about the SIG SAUER MCX series select-fire and semi-auto-only carbine/SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifles) for about four and a half years now, ever since we were the first to publish photos on all the variants (as far as we’re aware) displayed at SOFIC (Special Operations …Read More »
Chinese Military Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) Strike Aircraft/Missile Tech Being Developed to Attack US Military Missile Defense Systems, with Nuclear Payloads: Can the US Military Win World War III (WWIII)?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: CCTV and The Washington Free Beacon November 12, 2017 The Washington Free Beacon recently published a piece on the latest Chinese military “secret hypersonic strike aircraft being developed to deliver nuclear warheads through U.S. missile defenses”, including the DF-ZF, and it’s an interesting read, albeit one to be taken with …Read More »
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 11, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) would like to wish all of our Armed Forces veterans, and active-duty warfighters, a very happy, healthy and safe Veterans Day. We love you guys. And, as always, please be careful out there on the roads. Sincerely, DefenseReview.com (DR)Read More »
Lockheed Martin Laser Advancements for the Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE) Air-to-Air/Air-to-Ground Fiber-Optic Laser Weapon System for Supersonic Fighter Jet Aircraft: 60-Kilowatt+ Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) Laser Weapon Turret by 2021?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Lockheed Martin November 8, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been discussing air-to-air laser weapons for fighter jet aircraft since late 2013, when the US Air Force put out a solicitation for “Lasers Systems for Future Air Dominance Platforms”. Well, according to a recent Daily Mail article it would appear that the …Read More »