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.

RISE Armament RA-535 Advanced-Performance Trigger (APT): The ‘Ferrari of [Drop-In AR] Triggers!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): RISE Armament May 24, 2022 Last updated on 5/24/22. The RISE Armament RA-535 Advanced-Performance Trigger (APT) is a very interesting drop-in AR trigger with a very short and light trigger pull AND a short reset. Videos first started trickling out about it about six years ago, and over those six …

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Boeing Microlattice: Lightest Metal Structure Ever Made to Revolutionize Future Aircraft Construction?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Boeing and HRL Laboratories May 17, 2022 Speaking of Boeing products, and Boeing aircraft, specifically, Boeing’s designed the “lightest material ever made” for aircraft called the Microlattice, and it’s pretty cool. Boeing has this to say about it: At 99.99 percent air, it’s light enough to balance on top of …

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Boeing T-7A Red Hawk Advanced Pilot Training System/Jet Trainer Aircraft Pays Tribute to Tuskegee Airmen ‘Red Tails’ of WWII!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 4, 2022 Image(s) Credit(s): Boeing This one’s pretty cool. Boeing recently introduced their T-7A Red Hawk advanced pilot training system for US Air Force fighter and bomber pilots, and it looks pretty good, at least in the videos DefenseReview’s (DR) watched of it. The “Red Hawk” element of the name and …

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Aevex Aerospace Phoenix Ghost: ‘Secretive Suicide/Kamikaze Drone’ Aircraft being Shipped to Ukraine to Help Fight the Russians

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 30, 2022 Image(s) Credit(s): AeroVironment (AV) An interesting company called Aevex Aerospace out of Solana Beach, California is making a very interesting “secretive suicide/kamikaze drone” aircraft, or armed/weaponized UAS/UAV called the “Phoenix Ghost“, and they’ve reportedly started shipping them to Ukraine to help battle the Russians. Specifically, they’re sending 121 Phoenix …

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Wilson Combat 6MM ARC Recon Tactical 18″ AR-15 Carbine and Hornady 6mm ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge) 105 gr BTHP Hornady BLACK Round: Ultimate Weapon/Ammo Combo for Home Defense and Combat/Tactical Operations?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Wilson Combat and Hornady April 14, 2022 Last updated on 4/15/22. Wilson Combat recently introduced their 6mm ARC Recon Tactical AR (AR-15) carbine, and it may just be the ultimate all-around tactical AR weapon/ammo platform, as you’re combining the most ergonomic and highly-developed carbine platform with what is arguably the …

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Got a Ruger Mini-14 or Mini-30 Tactical Rifle/Carbine?…Then You’ll Want a Samson Manufacturing Hannibal Rail!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 6, 2022 While we’re definitely tactical AR (AR-15) carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) guys here at DefenseReview (DR), we’re also fans of The A-Team (TV show, not movie), which makes us default fans of the Ruger Mini-14 tactical rifle/carbine, which was used by the A-Team’s confident (some would say “cocky”) and resolute …

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Adept Armor ‘Ultra-AP Rated’ Level IV+ Ceramic Composite Tactical Armor Plate for Defeating Tungsten-Cored Armor-Penetrating/Armor-Piercing Rifle Rounds!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 30, 2022 A company called Adept Armor’s making an interesting Level IV+ multi-curve anti-rifle tactical armor plate with a SiC-TiB2 (Silicon Carbide – Titanium Diboride) ceramic composite strike-face designed specifically to defeat tungsten-cored AP (Armor Penetrating/Armor-Piercing) small arms threats. It’s called the Adept Armor Colossus – Beyond RF3 / Level IV+ …

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Pulsar DIGEX С50 Digital Day and Night Vision Riflescope: Realistic Daytime Color Rendering at Night…at Over 500 Meters

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 25, 2022 If you’re looking for a colorized digital day/night vision rifle scope that will allow you to see and hit targets out to over 500 meters at night, then the Pulsar DIGEX С50 Digital Day & Night Vision Riflescope may just be the ticket for you. Pulsar calls their night …

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