U.S. Army Develops Lightweight, Flexible Solar Panels to Power Troops.

by David Crane [email protected] Just found this at "Wired News" (Wired.com). The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center (a.k.a. Soldier Systems Center) is currently developing lightweight, flexible solar panels for troop tents and uniforms. The project’s goal is to lighten our soldiers’ loads and reduce their thermal signatures. Reducing thermal signature will help our troops to avoid detection by enemy forces. …

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Wilson Combat UT-15 Urban Tactical Rifle/Carbine: Fast and Light

by David Crane [email protected] The Wilson Combat UT-15 Urban Tactical Rifle/Carbine (with free-float, ventilated Quad Rail aluminum handguard) just received a rave review by Rich Grassi in the September 2004 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement (GWLE). Mr. Grassi had some help in reviewing the Wilson UT-15 Urban Tactical carbine from Rob Child (SWAT operator, armorer, and firearms …

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Announcement for Iraq Deployment: $170,000 Per Year for Qualified Personnel

Global Security Source is currently looking for qualified security personnel for deployment to Iraq. Salary is $170,000 per year. If you’re qualified, you would need to send your resume via email to the address listed in the announcement (Click on "Read More" hypertext below to view it.). Here’s the official announcement: Updated!! Still Needed!! ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IRAQ DEPLOYMENT: $170,000. PER …

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Fractal Camouflage and New Digitized Tiger Stripe Camo Patterns

by David Crane [email protected] This is a follow-up to our article, "Fracture Camouflage™: You can’t hit what you can’t see." DefRev spoke with Guy Cramer, the man behind Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp.’s proprietary "Fracture Camouflage", last week. We found out that Mr. Cramer has additional camouflage patterns that utilize the same "proprietary graphics techniques" known as "Camouflage Designated Enhanced Fractal Geometry", …

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Shiva Ki Custom Fightin’ Bowie Knife: Big, Fast, and Mean.

by David Crane [email protected] This article contains high-resolution scanned photos (JPEG format) of the Shiva Ki Fightin’ Bowie Knife, which is a custom combat/fighting bowie knife.  In trained hands, this knife can be utilized effectively for anti-personnel applications.  Click on photos (below) to view them full-size. Back in January (2004), DefRev published an article on Shiva Ki Custom Knives. The …

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CADPAT & MARPAT Digitized Camouflage Pattern (Digital Camouflage) Development

One of our readers, Dennis S., sent DefRev the following email message on USMC MARPAT and CADPAT digitized camouflage patterns/digital camo: "Just wanted to pass on an article I found by a former USMC sergeant who was involved in the MARPAT program, available at… http://www.militarymorons.com/misc/misc.html. The article is titled "MARPAT – A Personal Tale – From one of the designers …

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StunStrike CQSR (Close Quarters Shock Rifle) by XADS: Futuristic Stun Gun Tech

by David Crane [email protected] Firearm News" syndicated a news.com.au article yesterday that discusses a new class of less-lethal/non-lethal stun gun called the StunStrike CQSR (Close Quarters Shock Rifle). The StunStrike CQSR, designed/developed by Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems (XADS), does away with wires as the electric-shock delivery system (a la Taser), and instead uses some kind of electrified plasma or an …

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ATK/HK XM8 Carbine Demonstration Videos from SHOT Show 2004

by David Crane [email protected] Got these from "Army Times". They’re video clips of the ATK/HK XM8 Lightweight Modular Carbine System, a.k.a. ATK/HK XM8 Lightweight Assault Carbine, from SHOT Show 2004. Some of the footage is from the outdoor XM8 Carbine weapons demonstration conducted by Jim Schatz, Military Programs Manager at Heckler & Koch (HK). Other footage was shot inside the …

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New HK MP5 Gun Course: ‘The MP5 Experience’ 2 (Second Session)

by David Crane [email protected] ‘The MP5 Experience’, Second Session, is scheduled for July 31-August 1, 2004. The following is from HKPRO.com: "In conjunction with Dan Shea, and Long Mountain Outfitters, Las Vegas, Nevada, HKPRO.COM invites you to a special, unique opportunity to spend two very intensive days immersed in the MP5 Submachine Gun." According to HKPRO.com, ‘The MP5 Experience’ "will …

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Announcement for Iraq Deployment: $170,000 Per Year for Qualified Personnel

DefRev just received this announcement (below). Global Security Source is currently looking for qualified security personnel for deployment to Iraq. Salary is $170,000 per year. If you’re qualified, you would need to contact Global Security Source ASAP, as it’s getting down to the wire. You have to be ready to deploy by June 30th, 2004. Here’s the official announcement: "ANNOUNCEMENT …

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