DefRev Quick Hits 3: More Tactical Technology from the Show

by David Crane david at defensereview.com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com and are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. They are not to be reprinted or disseminated in any fashion without the express written permission of DefenseReview.com. 1) FlashFog, courtesy of Arias Tech Ltd., is an anti-smash-and-grab / area-denial structural security system (a.k.a. building security system) …

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KRISS Super V XSMG System .45 ACP Submachine Gun: Photos of Latest Prototypes

by David Crane david at defensereview.com January 21, 2007 This article contains photos (below) of the Transformational Defense Industries (TDI) booth and several KRISS Super V XSMG System prototype weapons at SHOT Show 2007. All photos below were taken by DefenseReview.com, are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com, and are not to be reprinted or disseminated in any fashion without the …

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DefRev Quick Hits 2: More ‘Latest and Greatest’ Tactical Tech from the Show

by David Crane david at defensereview.com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com, and are not to be reprinted or disseminated in any fashion without the express written permission of DefenseReview.com. This is the second installment of DefRev Quick Hits featuring the "latest and greatest" in tactical tech from SHOT Show …

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SHOT Show 2007: DefRev Quick Hits 1

by David Crane david at defensereview.com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com, and are not to be reprinted or disseminated in any fashion without the express written permission of DefenseReview.com. O.k., we’re back from SHOT Show 2007 (and an extended business trip). There were lots of cool new tactical goodies …

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SSK 6.5 MPC: Best Assault Rifle Cartridge for 21st Century Warfare?

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Small arms designer/developer J.D. Jones of SSK Industries has developed what may just prove to be a superior solution to the 6.8x43mm SPC (a.k.a. 6.8 SPC) and/or 6.5 Grendel (6.5x39mm) cartidges as a replacement for the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge for U.S. military general infantry and Special Operations (USSOCOM) use. Mr. Jones is calling it …

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Stealth Cam IR1 Passive Infared Security Camera: Compact, Wireless, and Rugged

by David Crane david at defensereview.com A company called Stealth Cam, LLC is currently offering a slew of fast-deployable, all-weather, compact and ruggedized thermal/IR (infrared) digital security cameras geared for commercial and residential structural security (i.e. building security) and perimeter security (i.e. intrusion detection) applications. One of these is the Stealth Cam IR1 (STC-IR-1) Infrared Digital Scouting and Security Camera. …

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KAC 7.62mm NATO Battle Rifle for Special Operations and Tactical Applications

by David Crane david at defensereview.com While we’re on the subject of new rifle/carbines, Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) has just introduced a new 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO)/.308 Win. battle rifle/carbine called, appropriately and simply enough, the 7.62mm NATO Battle Rifle. The KAC 7.62mm NATO Battle Rifle is basically a SOPMOD M4/M4A1-config 7.62x51mm battle rifle/carbine. DefenseReview has been told that MK-11 …

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Century Arms Introduces New Tactical Kalashnikov Rifle/Carbine

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Century Arms a.k.a. Century International Arms Inc. is offering a modernized tactical AK-type rifle/carbine (i.e. tactical Kalashnikov-type rifle/carbine) that’s made in the USA. A Mil-Std-1913 rail system (M1913 rail system) is available as an option. We don’t yet know who is manufacturing/supplying this accessory/component. There are two versions of the rifle, one with an …

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Dragon Skin Flexible Body Armor Officially Receives NIJ Level III Certification

by David Crane david at defensereview.com On December 20, 2006, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) issued Pinnacle Armor, Inc. a "Notice of Compliance with NIJ 2005 Interim Requirements". Put into plain English, Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin flexible (anti-rifle) body armor a.k.a. flexible hard armor a.k.a. flexible armor system a.k.a. flexible body armor system is now officially certified at NIJ …

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Review: Polarion PF40 ‘Helios’ HID Searchlight for Tactical and Patrol Ops

by David Crane david at defensereview.com DefenseReview recently got the chance to T&E the Polarion PF40 Helios High Intensity Discharge (HID) Searchlight / Flashlight for a couple weeks, and we came away very impressed with it. The light’s intensity/power is impressive. We actually took it to a local high school (including the field) and aimed/shined it everywhere we felt was …

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FreeLinc FreeMotion 200 Wireless Tactical Comms Headset: Secure Wireless Tactical Communications Bubble

by David Crane david at defensereview.com A company called FreeLinc recently introduced a tactical headset for military Special Operations Forces (SOF), law enforcement swat teams, and PSC/PMC PSD/Security Operators called the FreeMotion 200 that represents a significant development in secure tactical communications–the key word being "secure". Of course, there are a number of companies out there making high-quality tactical headsets …

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Update: AAE IR/NV-Stealth and Visibility-Stealth Cloaking Technology

by David Crane david at defensereview.com On November 27, 2006, DefenseReview published a piece about Advanced American Enterprises’ (AAE) claims that their IR-Stealth 4.B thermal/IR/NV adaptive camouflage could have saved Israeli warfighters’ lives during their fight with Hezbollah guerillas in Lebanon several months ago. That article also discussed AAE’s Visibility Stealth 1.B optical camouflage, which the company claims would make …

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Cobra Boom-Arm Tactical Communications Headset for Special Operations

by David Crane david at defensereview.com The good folks at Television Equipment Associates, Inc. (TEA) (SWATHeadsets.com) are now marketing the Modular “Cobra” Boom-Arm Tactical Headset System a.k.a. “Modular Cobra System”. Basically, the Cobra is a mission-configurable, lightweight, low-profile, and waterproof tactical communications headset (a.k.a. tactical comms headset) that’s also reportedly very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. It’s …

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CamelBak Impact CT Tactical Gloves for Tactical Operators and Shooters (Review)

by David Crane david at defensereview.com With the acquisition of Southwest Motorsports Enterprises, Inc. in February 2006, CamelBak Products, LLC managed to firmly entrench themselves in the tactical glove (a.k.a. tactical assault glove a.k.a. tactical shooting glove) market in one fell swoop. With companies like Hatch, Damascus, Blackhawk Products Group, 5.11 Tactical Series, Wiley-X, and CamelBak all manufacturing products for …

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