Russian Sukhoi Su-75 Checkmate Single-Engine 5th-Gen Light Tactical Fighter Aircraft/Russian Medium Fighter: Will it Beat the F-35 Lightning II?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit(s): The Russians, Rostec, Sergei-Karpukhin/TASS and Eurasian Times November 23, 2021 DefenseReview (DR) has been publishing information on the Russian Sukhoi Su-57 Felon “Raptorsky” 5th-Gen stealth fighter jet aircraft for quite awhile. Well, the Russkies have developed a smaller, lighter-weight single-engine 5th-gen stealth fighter called the Su-75 Checkmate (the Russians DO …

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CMMG Banshee 300 MK4 ‘FourSix’ Tactical AR-15-Type Pistol/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle): 40+1 Rounds of 4.6x30mm Firepower and Fun!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 17, 2021 Well, this one’s fun. It’s been over six and a half YEARS since DefenseReview’s (DR) published a piece on CMMG products, but this one caught our attention. Your humble correspondent was probably one of the first civilians to shoot the HK MP7/MP7A1 4.6x30mm PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) on US …

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Happy Veterans Day 2021 from DR

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image Credit: RNCSC.org November 11, 2021 We here at DefenseReview (DR) would just like to wish everyone a Happy Veterans Day 2021, and we’d like to think all of our great veterans for your service. Thank you! We really appreciate your service and sacrifice for our great country, the United States of …

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True Velocity Acquires LoneStar Future Weapons for $84M: Are the GD-OTS RM277-R and RM227 AR 6.8mm TVCM Bullpup Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) Going Commercial Soon?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 10, 2021 Back in May of last year (2020), DefenseReview (DR) published a quick heads-up piece on True Velocity lightweight, polymer-cased rifle ammo, since we found it intriguing. Well, cut to 2021, and it looks like True Velocity’s driving full-bore into the tactical firearms game. To wit, they’ve acquired Texas-based LoneStar …

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Occam Defense Solutions ODS-1775 AKM Pattern Rifle (Carbine) and ODS-1775 AKM Pattern Pistol (with Stabilizing/Arm Brace): Modernized and Optimized Tactical Kalashnikov AK Packages for Home Defense!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Occam Defense Solutions Inc. November 4, 2021 As long as we’re on the subject of tactical AK’s (Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM rifle/carbines) and TFBTV Show Time videos, we might as well do a quick piece on Occam Defense Solutions’ ODS-1775 AKM Pattern Rifle (Carbine) and ODS-1775 AKM Pattern Pistol, as well. Both …

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M13 Industies OC-13 Customized Tactical AK-Type Rifle/Carbine Package for Home Defense Applications: Ready to Go Suppressed!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: M13 Industries October 31, 2021 DefenseReview (DR) just came across an interesting TFBTV Show Time video on M13 Industries custom AK (Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM) builds, and the gun that interested us in particular is their OC-13 tactical AK-type rifle/carbine build, which is a 14.5″-barreled carbine that’s designed to be able to …

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Strike Industries (SI) Standard Height and Suppressor Height Strike Iron Sights for Glock, Smith & Wesson (S&W) and SIG SAUER Combat/Tactical Pistols!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) October 25, 2021 DefenseReview (DR) hasn’t written about Strike Industries (SI) products for quite some time, but the new SI Strike Iron Sights in both Standard Height and Suppressor Height variants caught our attention, since they have some interesting design features. The new sights are available for …

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Theon Sensors Thermis CS Thermal Clip-On Sight (TCS) Thermal Imaging System Wins UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Contract for Sniper In-Line Low Light System (SILLS) – Long Wave InfraRed (LWIR) Thermal Sight ‘Weapon Sight 2’

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 21, 2021 Theon Sensors recently won a UK MOD (Ministry of Defence) contract for 500 of its Thermis CS Thermal Clip-On Sight (TCS) (12um) Thermal Imaging Systems for the MOD’s Sniper In-Line Low Light System (SILLS) – Long Wave InfraRed (LWIR) Thermal Sight “Weapon Sight 2” program. Now, 500 units may …

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Chinese Military Conducts Low-Orbit Thermonuclear-Capable Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV)/Missile Test in Space, Stunning US Intelligence Community

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Twitter, and Xinhua/Wang Jiangbo October 17, 2021 As if we didn’t already have enough bad news coming out of China, it’s being reported that they just conducted a low-orbit thermonuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV)/missile test in space, catching the “geniuses” in our (US) intelligence services by surprise. The new weapon …

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Smith & Wesson Leaving Anti-Gun, Anti-Freedom Massachussetts, and Heading to Gun and Freedom-Frendly Tennessee!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Smith and Wesson (S&W), and Patrick Johnson, The Republican/TNS October 5, 2021 Well, the writing was definitely on the wall for this one. Massachussetts has gotten SO hostile to gun owners AND manufacturers that Smith & Wesson (S&W) is essentially being FORCED to move its headquarters and 550 jobs out …

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Dynetics’ Enduring Shield Beats Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (RADS)/Raytheon Missiles & Defense’s Improved Iron Dome Missile Defense System in 3-Shot Slugfest

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Dynetics September 29, 2021 This one’s interesting, and a biggie. A company called Dynetics ( a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos) has beaten out Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (RADS) and Raytheon Missiles & Defense for the US Army’s Indirect Fire Protection Capability, a fancy name for a missile defense system. …

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Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC) Silencers/Sound Suppressors is Back in Business with Brand Relaunch

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 22, 2021 DefenseReview (DR) just found out about this. Apparently, well-known silencer/sound suppressor manufacturer Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) is back in the game after being spun off from the great Remington Outdoor Company bankruptcy dissolution of 2020, and DR’s glad to hear it. AAC was acquired at auction by JJE Capital …

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Elbit Systems Assault Rifle Combat Application System (ARCAS): Revolutionary Combat Capability for Infantry Warfighters?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 17, 2021 Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems has developed an AI rifle optic/scope called the Assault Rifle Combat Application System, or ARCAS, for short, that can potentially give infantry soldier’s a very real combat advantage. Here’s how ARCAS works, according to the company: “An AI-powered computer is integrated into the assault …

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Ruger-57 Combat/Tactical Pistol: 20+1 Rounds of 5.7x28mm Firepower!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 6, 2021 DefenseReview’s (DR) first heard about the Ruger-57 5.7x28mm combat/tactical pistol in June, 2020, and we were immediately intrigued, due to the caliber, its ammo capacity (20+1 rounds), and it’s pleasing aesthetics (that means its good looks). It’s actually a significantly more attractive pistol than the original 5.7mm pistol, the …

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Blackout Defense Zero Trigger: Quick-Reset Competition/Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR Trigger with Zero Pre-Travel and Zero Post-Travel!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 31, 2021 Sorry for the hiatus, everyone, but DefenseReview (DR) is back, and we’re rarin’ to go. The first item on our agenda is a very interesting competition/tactical AR-15 rifle/carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) flat trigger called the Zero Trigger, and it’s manufactured by an equally interesting aerospace and military defense contractor, …

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