David Crane

David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.

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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Man-Packable, Rapid-Deployable Perimeter Security System for Special Operations

by David Crane david at defensereview.com A company called Millennium Sensor, LLC (a.k.a. MSensor) is manufacturing and marketing a mobile, rapid-deploy (a.k.a. quick-deploy) wireless perimeter security system (i.e. intrusion detection system) called the Personnel Peripheral Protection Mobile Remote Sensing System, or P3 MRSS for short. Described as a "man-portable, Personnel-Centric Intrusion Sensing technology designed for rapid, dynamic deployment, the P3 …

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The Interesting and Innovative ASP and Devel M39 Compact Combat Pistols

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Airborne Combat Engineer (ACE) recently posted short articles on a couple of oldies-but-goldies, the ASP pistol (produced by Armament Systems and Procedures–thus the "ASP" acronym) and Devel 39 (a.k.a. Devel M39) pistol. The ASP pistol was… designed and developed by Paris Theodore in the early 1970’s. It’s most noteworthy features are it’s compact size, …

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Can the U.S. Navy Defend Itself Against Chinese and Russian Military Tech?

by David Crane david at defensereview.com November 20, 2006 By now, everyone and their mother knows that last month, in the Pacific, a Chinese submarine stalked a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group and surfaced within torpedo and missile firing range before being detected. DefenseReview can’t really say we’re surprised by this, especially since U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups are no …

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Company claims optical camouflage could have protected Israeli warfighters.

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Optical Cloaking Technology for Urban Warfare and Counterinsurgency Operations According to Dr. R. A. Zeineh (a.k.a. "Dr. Z"), his company’s (Advanced American Enterprises) IR-Stealth 4.B combination thermal/IR (infrared)/night vision (NV) stealth system could have protected Israeli infantry warfighters from Hezbollah guerrilla fighters in Lebanon. One of the recent new documents we’ve received from AAE …

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Israel Developing ‘Bionic Hornet’ to Target and Kill Enemy Combatants

Nanotechnology Goes Lethal by David Crane david at defensereview.com Reuters is reporting that Israel is utilizing nanotechnology to develop a "bionic hornet" (i.e. flying micro robot) capable of targeting, chasing, photographing and killing enemy combatants/insurgents/terrorists. Basically Israel has decided to go with lethal nanotech based on their recent and rather unpleasant and costly experience in fighting Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon. …

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Samsung Developing Armed Sentry Robot for Security Missions (Video!)

by David Crane [email protected] Samsung has partnered with Korea University to develop a stationary machine gun-armed sentry robot for border security missions. The robot utilizes an ambient light camera and thermal/IR (infrared) camera (both with zoom feature), as well as sophisticated pattern-recognition software for target identification, tracking, and engagement. DefenseReview doesn’t yet know what type of machine gun the robot …

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DefRev Quick Hits: Combat Optics, Tactical Rifles, and other Goodies…

by David Crane [email protected] 1) Trijicon, Inc. is currently making a combo optic comprised of a TA31 ACOG with a DOCTERsight monted on the top/rear, called the Trijicon TA31DOC. The TA31DOC ACOG is a BAC (Bindon Aiming Concept) 4×32 dual-illumination (fiber optic/tritium) optical gunsight calibrated for 5.56mm (5.56x45mm) flat-top rifles out to 600 meters (600m). This new combo sight was …

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DPMS Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R) Punches Targets at 600 Yards

by David Crane [email protected] DPMS Panther Arms is currently making a civilian-legal replica of the semi-auto-only 5.56mm (5.56x45mm) U.S. Army Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R), which is designed to allow squads to engage enemy targets at ranges of 600 meters (600m). According to the 2005 U.S. Army Field Manual, "The primary mission of the SDM [Squad Designated Marksman] is to …

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