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.

Pinnacle Armor Responds to U.S. Army SOUM and Gen. Sorenson

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com On April 5, 2006, DefenseReview published the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense news transcript (Unclassified) of Major General Jeffrey Sorenson’s News Briefing on Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin body Armor and the Safety of Use Message (SOUM) relating to it. In his news briefing Mr. Sorenson made a …

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CCF RaceFrames Aftermarket Metal Alloy Grip Frames for Glock Pistols (2nd Gen. Style)

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com April 17, 2006 This is one of the coolest non-factory/aftermarket products for Glock pistols that DefenseReview has seen. We were alerted to it by our friend and noted gunwriter Gary Johnston (Gary Paul Johnston). It’s a replacement Glock-type grip frame made from Aluminum, Titanium, or Stainless Steel, whichever the customer prefers. We understand that …

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Video: Trophy Anti-RPG/Anti-Missile Protection System for APCs and Tanks

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com It’s possible that very soon, U.S. armored vehicles, including infantry fighting vehicles/armored personnel carriers (IFV/APC) and main battle tanks (MBT), will be receiving a new type of anti-RPG/ATGM (Rocket Propelled Grenade/Anti-Tank Guided Missile) active protection system. On March 30, 2006, a Stryker combat vehicle outfitted with the Trophy Active Protection System (APS) a.k.a. Trophy …

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Video: Thor Shield Anti-Taser/Anti-Microwave Weapon Tech

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com DefenseReview has written articles about the Taser X26 less lethal weapon system and its proprietary Video Digital Power Power Magazine, which records video from any shooting incident in which a Taser X26 is involved. But, how does one defend against the X26’s potent Shaped Pulse Technology? Well, we’ve got two words for ya’: Thor …

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Dillon M134D Gatling Gun to Be Featured on ”GI Factory” Tonight

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com   Anyone who’s interested in the Dillon M134D Gatling Gun (a.k.a. M134D MiniGun) (made by Dillon Aero, Scottsdale, Arizona) should check out GI Factory tonight on the Military Channel at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The M134D is a 7.62x51mm automatic Gatling Gun that must be seen in action to be appreciated. Basically, it’s an updated/upgraded/product-improved version of "Old …

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Tactical Automated Security System (TASS) Gets Deployed to Iraq

by Monica Morales Electronic Systems Center Public Affairs HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. April 05, 2006 13:46 One year after answering the Marine Corps’ call to meet an urgent need, the Force Protection Systems Squadron here is preparing to do it again. It will deploy another Tactical Automated Security System to Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, this month. "The Marine …

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Transcript: Gen. Sorenson’s statements about Dragon Skin vs. Interceptor armor

The following is a U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Transcript – Unclassified Presenter: Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, deputy, Acquisition and Systems Management, for the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology March 31, 2006 News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Sorenson GEN. SORENSON: Good afternoon. I’ve just been asked to …

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Interceptor vs. Dragon Skin: Body Armor Fight Gets Ugly

by David Crane [email protected] Everyone who’s been following the U.S. Army’s body armor drama involving Interceptor body armor program vs. SOV/Dragon Skin body armor is probably already aware that U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (Natick)/Natick Soldier Center and PEO Soldier (Program Executive Office Soldier) have essentially declared war on Pinnacle Armor. According to Major General Jefferey A. Sorenson, Deputy for …

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DefRev Quick Hits 4 from SHOT Show 2006: More Tactical Goodies

by David Crane david at defensereview.com – Vltor Weapon Systems is now manufacturing Russian-type 7.62mmx54R (7.62x54mm) PKM General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) for U.S. military forces. It’s our understanding that the Vltor PKMs will be used for familiarization training, and possibly OPFOR (just seems logical). DefRev got to view and handle one of these guns at the Vltor booth, and …

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Evolution Armor Systems Introduces Evo-Flex Laminate System Ballistic Armor

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview received the email message-format press release below from Allan D. Bain, President/CEO of Evolution Armor Systems. It discusses the Evolution Armor Evo-Flex laminate ballistic armor system for soft armor and hard composite armor solutions (including soft body armor, helmets, etc.) and other applications. According to Mr. Bain, Evolution Armor will be incorporating/integrating nanotechnology (carbon nanotubes, …

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