Beretta ARX-160 (also written ARX160) Modular Assault Rifle/Carbine/SBR Demo Video and Interview Transcript from SOFIC 2011: Military Special Operations Forces (SOF), Law Enforcement Officers (LEO’s), and Civilian Tactical Shooters Get Tactical Rifle/Carbine with Ambi (Ambidextrous) Controls, Side-Switchable Charging Handle, and Quick-Change Barrel (QCB) System!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and the first two (top two) video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos and video clips. The accompanying photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). …

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AeroVironment (AV) Switchblade Backpackable/Manpackable “Kamikaze Drone” SUAV/Mini-UAS (Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle/Mini-Unmanned Aircraft System) “Over-the-Ridge” Precision-Kill Weapon: Tactical Reconnaissance Meets Low-Order-Detonation Lethality

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 21, 2011 Last edited/updated on 10/24/11. DefenseReview (DR) is a big fan of armed/weaponized UAS/UAVs (Unmanned Aircraft System/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)/"drones", due to their precision, efficiency, and effectiveness against the enemy, both physically and psychologically. Understand that weaponized unmanned aerial/aircraft systems don't just kill the enemy. They also instill a high degree …

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Beretta Px4 Storm Rotating-Barrel Semi-Auto Tactical Pistol Family for Military Spec-Operators, Law Enforcement, and Civilian Tactical Shooters: Standard, Compact, Sub-Compact, and Special Duty (SD)/Joint Combat Pistol (JCP) Models (Video!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). October 19, 2011 Last edited/updated on 10/21/11. While we're …

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Heckler & Koch HK P30 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO, HK45 and HK45 Compact (HK45C)/Mk 24 Mod 0 Combat Assault Pistol (CAP) .45 ACP Semi-Auto Combat/Tactical Pistols with Ambidextrous Controls (Ambi-Controls) for Military Special Operations Assaulters/Operators, Law Enforcement Officers (LEO’s) and Civilian Tactical Shooters: Silencer/Sound Suppressor-Ready!

By David Crane deferev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). October 17, 2011 Last edited/updated on 10/17/11. While DefenseReview (DR) was at …

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DR Heads-Up: ITT Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) with Quantum Cascade Laser: Anti-Missile/Counter-MANPADS Laser System for Military Combat Rotorcraft (Combat Helicopters) and Fixed-Wing Aircraft

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 14, 2011 Recently, DefenseReview (DR) reported on the Northrop Grumman Guardian and AN/AAQ-24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) laser systems designed to kill heat-seaking missiles (thermal/IR signature-intercepting missiles). Well, Northrop Grumman also has a "5th-generation IRCM (Infrared Countermeasure) technology for unparalleled warfighter protection called" Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM), which is comprised of …

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Revision BATLSKIN Modular Head Protection System (MHPS) Demo Video Released from AUSA 2011: Revision Military Batlskin (“Battle Skin”) Modular Ballistic Combat Helmet/Visor/Facial Armor System (Maxillofacial/Mandibular Armor) Update

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 12, 2011 Revision Military just released a Batlskin demonstration video from AUSA 2011 featuring Dan Packard, Revision Military's Senior Vice President of Military Sales, and here it is: The following is the Revision Military press release on it: "REVISION’S BATLSKIN™ HEAD PROTECTION SYSTEM – A MODULAR SOLUTION IDEAL FOR ALL MILITARY …

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Can a Combat-Reliable Production High-Capacity Tactical 1911 Pistol be developed for U.S. Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) (including USMC MARSOC) and Civilian Tactical Shooters? Meet the Production Polymer-Framed Modular/Multi-Caliber .45 ACP/9x23mm Double-Stack Tactical/Combat 1911 Pistol Concept.

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 11, 2011 Last updated on 10/12/11. While the rest of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) switched to the Beretta M9 (U.S. military version of the Beretta 92F) high-capacity 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO pistol back in the 1980s, U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance (Force Recon) and other USMC MEU (SOC) units have …

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Ops-Core FAST Ballistic Helmet (Crye MultiCam Camo Pattern?) Military Combat Helmet with FAST-ARC Accessory Rail Connectors and Head-Loc Chinstrap Retention System Going Operational in Afghanistan with U.S. Army Special Forces: FAST Helmet Demo Video, and Contour HD Tactical Helmet Cam (Camera) Photos!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), 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). October 6, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) has mentioned the Ops-Core FAST (Future Assault …

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BC Customs (BCC) Search and Rescue Tactical Vehicle-5 (SRTV-5) Baja Racing-Type All-Terrain Combat Vehicle Armed/Weaponized with 7.62mm NATO Garwood Industries (GI) M134G Minigun/Gatling Gun: SXOR Mobility Vehicles Go Tactical for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Missions

By David Crane ; defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), 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). October 4, 2011 While DefenseReview (DR) was at the 2011 Special Operations Forces …

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SureFire Suppressors Wins USSOCOM Family of Muzzle Brake Suppressors (FMBS) Contract for Rifle Suppressors (Silencers/Sound Suppressors) and Flash Hider/Adaptors

The following is a SureFire Suppressors Press Release: Fountain Valley, CA — SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of high-end illumination tools and tactical products, has been awarded its largest suppressor contract to date. The $23.3 million contract, for an indefinite quantity of sound suppressors, suppressor adapters, blank firing adapters and training adapters, was awarded by officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, …

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Russians Getting a New Rifle: New Russian Military Assault Rifle to Replace Aging Kalashnakov 7.62x39mm AK-47/AKM-type AK74M and 5.45x39mm AK-74-type AK-105 Assault Rifles

By David Crane  defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 1, 2011 A recent article in the The Voice of Russia titled "New rifle to replace Kalashnikov" claims that the Russian "Izmash" company "plans to present its new rifle to the Russian army before the end of this year," a rifle that can go head-to-head with the most modern western military …

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Norgon Ambi-Catch Ambidextrous Magazine Release Button/Lever: Ambi-Mag Release/Catch Combat Advantages for Tactical Shooters

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail.com Photo(s) Credit: "esskay" (from Calguns.net) and Norgon, LLC September 29, 2011 In my tactical AR (AR-15 carbine) Frankengun/Frankencarbine article (February, 2010), I mentioned the Norgon Ambi-Catch (NSN 1005-01-537-6498), which is a pretty cool drop-in ambi mag-release/catch button/lever (ambidextrous magazine release button/lever) for tactical ARs (AR15/M16/M4/M4A1-type weapons). Well, as it turns out, DefenseReview (DR) writer/contributor …

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Heat-Seeking Missile Killer: Northrop Grumman Guardian Anti-Missile Laser System/Missile Defense System (MDS)/Counter-MANPADS Aircraft Pod (Military and Commercial Aircraft) vs. Russian KBM Igla-S (SA-24) “9M342” Man-Portable/Packable Fire-and-Forget Surface-to-Air Missile System/MANPADS.

By David Crane  defrev (at) gmail (dot) com September 29, 2011 And, the hits just keep on comin'. Well, it's not like we couldn't see this one coming. File this one under the law of unintended consequences–unless you're a really cynical person. The U.S. government is currently looking for a significant portion of Moammar Gadhafi's (or "Moammar Khadafy's") rather impressive …

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“Latest and Greatest” Tactical AR (AR-15) Rifle/Carbine/SBR Charging Handles Rundown: Vltor/Bravo Company Manufacturing (BCM) BCMGunfighter Charging Handles (Mod 3 & 4), Badger Ordnance Universal Charging Handle Ambidextrous Charging Handle (Ambi Charging Handle) with Dual Tactical Latch (Big Latch), and Precision Reflex (PRI) M84 Gas Buster Charging Handle w/Badger Tactical Latch

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail dot com September 26, 2011 Lately, DefenseReview (DR) has been using a Precision Reflex (PRI) M84 Gas Buster Charging Handle -Military Big Latch with a Badger Ordnance Tactical Latch (big latch) (left side) attached, but there are a couple of charging handles that we're interested in trying out. One is the rumored Vltor/Bravo Company …

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PCP Ammunition Polymer-Cased Rifle/Machine Gun Ammo for Military Combat and Civilian Tactical/Commercial Applications: Has the Era of High-Heat-Resistant “Superplastic”/”Superpolymer” Cartridge Cases Finally Arrived?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Coyote School Blog September 26, 2011 Last updated on 10/01/11. The Firearm Blog just published a short piece on PCP Ammunition rifle ammunition, which utilizes a polymer (i.e., plastic) cartridge case. DefenseReview (DR) also viewed this ammo at SHOT Show 2011, but based on all previous attempts by other companies/developers …

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