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.

Camelbak Delta-5 Tactical Vest and ST-5 Tactical Pack: Latest Tactical Hydration

The following is a Camelbak Products, LLC press release. NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 26, 2006 PRESS CONTACT: Matt Gersib, Swanson Russell Associates, (402) 437-6428 or [email protected] CamelBak Launches New Tactical Hydration Systems and Accessories Designed using concepts provided by active US military personnel and police officers PETALUMA, Calif., April 21, 2006 – CamelBak Products, LLC, the world …

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Video: Iraqi Insurgents/Terrorists Ambush PMC/PSC PSD Team on BIAP Road

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Last year, DefenseReview received some interesting (and disturbing) video footage of an Edinburgh Risk and Security Management (ERSM) PSD/Security Operator team getting ambushed by Iraqi insurgents/terrorists in Baghdad, Iraq, while conducting Operation APOLLO.  The contact occurred on the morning of April 20, 2005 (4/20/2005) on the infamous BIAP Road. This was a small arms contact.  The enemy was …

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U.S. Air Force Sets the Record Straight on Dragon Skin Body Armor

by David Crane david at defensereview.com In our latest article on Pinnacle Armor SOV/Dragon Skin body armor, DefenseReview discussed the extensive and unrefutable (unclassified) ballistic test data on Dragon Skin that we recently viewed with our own eyes. This data was compiled by three different well-known ballistic test centers (ATC, USTL, and H.P. White). In fact, to my knowledge, I …

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Live-Fire Video: Vltor VIS-1 M4/M4A1-Config Select-Fire Carbine

by David Crane david at defensereview.com DefenseReview has received a short video clip from Vltor Weapon Systems that shows their VIS-1 monolithic-type (one-piece) carbine-length upper receiver/Mil-Std-1913 rail system attached to an M4/M4A1 Carbine-config select-fire lower receiver and being run on full-auto at an outdoor range. The weapon is outfitted with a Vltor Carbine/collabsible Modstock, EOTech 552 HWS/HDS (Holographic Weapon Sight/HOLOgraphic Diffraction …

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DefRev Sees Test Data: Dragon Skin Hands-Down Superior to Army’s Interceptor

by David Crane david at defensereview.com   Defense Review has confirmed it.  Just as we expected, Pinnacle Armor SOV-2000 (Level III/III+) and SOV-3000 (Level IV) Dragon Skin body armor appears to be significantly superior in every combat-relavant way to U.S. Army PEO Soldier’s and U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center (NSC)/Soldier Systems Center’s Interceptor Body Armor, which is comprised of the following components: …

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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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