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.

Vortex Optics Razor HD Gen III 6-36×56 FFP (Front Focal Plane) Riflescope Combat/Tactical Rifle Scope with EBR-7D (MOA) Reticle Unveiled!

by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 14, 2022 DefenseReview’s (DR) been covering Vortex Optics combat optics for quite some time now (see the “Related Articles” section below), because, well, they rock…and they frankly just keep getting better, and cooler. Well, the mad optical scientists at Vortex Optics have just unveiled the new Vortex Razor HD Gen III …

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Kalashnikov USA Viskov 7.62X39MM Rifle: Latest AKM/AK-47-Type Tactical Carbine Gets a ‘Tough as Nails’ Hinged Dustcover with Picatinny Rail that will ‘Hold Zero’!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 4, 2022 Well, we hope everyone had a great New Years. Now that we’re back, we figured we’d do a quick piece on the new Kalashnikov USA Viskov 7.62x39mm Rifle (looking like a carbine), which sports a RS Regulate 10″ (10-inch) MLOK rail and an UltiMAK M1B MIL-STD-1913 “Picatinny” top rail …

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Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART): India’s New Anti-Ship/Submarine Rocket Torpedo Naval Warfare Weapon Can Destroy Ships and Submarines at Long Range

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Indian Defence Research Wing (IDRW.org) December 28, 2021 India recently successfully tested it’s new Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) anti-ship/anti-submarine rocket torpedo weapon system for potential future naval warfare applications against the Chinese Navy, as tensions rise in the Indo-Pacific region. So, what we’ve got here is some …

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Scorpius Mulit-Beam Air Defense/Electronic Warfare (EW) System: Looking VERY Good in a Pretty Violent Middle Eastern Hood

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 20, 2021 Well, it would appear that our friends and allies the Israelis have done it yet again. They’ve just unveiled what would appear to be yet another revolutionary military defense technology to augment their (and Raytheon Missiles & Defense) already revolutionary Iron Dome System (and SkyHunter Missile) anti-missile air defense …

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Unity Tactical FAST MRO Optic Mount for Trijicon MRO and MRO HD Red Dot Reflex Sights Give You a More Natural Heads-Up Shooting Position for Faster Tactical Rifle/Carbine/SBR Shooting!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Unity Tactical December 13, 2021 Unity Tactical has a new FAST combat optic mount for the Trijicon MRO Red Dot Reflex Sights and Trijicon MRO HD Red Dot Sights. The purpose of the FAST combat optic mounts is to allow for a more heads-up shooting position that’s more natural and …

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Primary Machine Harbinger V2-Customized CZ-USA Shadow 2 CZ-75-Type 9mm Combat/Tactical/Competition Pistol: Can it Actually Match John Wick’s Taran Tactical Innovations (TTI) JW3 Combat Master High-Capacity 9mm 1911?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 5, 2021 The CZ-75 9mm combat/tactical pistol is an Eastern Bloc (formerly-USSR Eastern European countries) classic made in Czechoslovakia for their military forces and law enforcement agencies, and is reportedly a highly reliable design, albeit one that DefenseReview’s (DR) never owned or carried. The fact that the guns are all-steel, and …

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Russian 3M22 Zircon (also spelled Tsirkon) 6670-MPH Scramjet Hypersonic Glide Vehicle/Missile Goes into Mass Production: Can the US Defend Against It?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): TASS (Russian News Agency) November 29, 2021 As if the latest Chicom hypersonic glide-vehicle/missile threat isn’t enough of a problem for us, the Russians have been busy little beavers as well, and have just started mass producing their 6670-mph 3M22 Zircon (also spelled Tsirkon) scramjet hypersonic thermonuclear missile/glide vehicle, and …

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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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