by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 26, 2022 DefenseReview’s (DR) published a lot of information about Vortex Optics combat optics and scopes AND fire control systems/smart scopes in general (see “Related Articles” below for both). However, to date, we haven’t done a piece on the US Army’s new smart scope, the Vortex Optics XM-157 Next Generation Squad …Read More »
Theon Sensors Thermis CS Thermal Clip-On Sight (TCS) Thermal Imaging System Wins UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Contract for Sniper In-Line Low Light System (SILLS) – Long Wave InfraRed (LWIR) Thermal Sight ‘Weapon Sight 2’
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 21, 2021 Theon Sensors recently won a UK MOD (Ministry of Defence) contract for 500 of its Thermis CS Thermal Clip-On Sight (TCS) (12um) Thermal Imaging Systems for the MOD’s Sniper In-Line Low Light System (SILLS) – Long Wave InfraRed (LWIR) Thermal Sight “Weapon Sight 2” program. Now, 500 units may …Read More »
Elbit Systems Assault Rifle Combat Application System (ARCAS): Revolutionary Combat Capability for Infantry Warfighters?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 17, 2021 Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems has developed an AI rifle optic/scope called the Assault Rifle Combat Application System, or ARCAS, for short, that can potentially give infantry soldier’s a very real combat advantage. Here’s how ARCAS works, according to the company: “An AI-powered computer is integrated into the assault …Read More »
Smart Shooter SMASH Family of Fire Control Systems (FCS): Smart Weapon Sight Systems for Kinetically Engaging and Neutralizing Enemy Combatants, Vehicles and Drone Aircraft!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 8, 2021 An Israeli company called Smart Shooter Ltd. has a very interesting family of smart weapon sights/combat optics, or “fire control systems” (FCS) for engaging moving targets called SMASH that reminds DefenseReiew (DR) a bit of the TrackingPoint family of smart scopes, but SMASH has its own thing going for …Read More »
Vortex Optics Razor HD Gen III 1-10X24 FFP Combat/Tactical Scope for US Military Special Operations Missions, and Civilian Tactical Shooting and Hunting Applications! (Video!)
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 14, 2020 DefenseReview has been writing about Vortex Optics combat optics, including their combat/tactical scopes, for awhile now, but this latest one’s got us pretty enthused. It’s called the Vortex Razor HD Gen III 1-10X24 FFP, it’s a step up from the Vortex Razor HD Gen II-E (Enhanced) 1-6×24 that we …Read More »
SIG SAUER P320 XSeries 9mm Pistols for Concealed Carry (CCW), Combat and Competition: Meet the P320 RXP XCompact, RXP XFull-Size, and XCarry TACOPS! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 18, 2020 The SIG P365 XL ROMEOZERO certainly wasn’t the only new SIG SAUER 9mm pistol product DefenseReview (DR) handled at SHOT Show 2020. We also got to take a look at some of the latest and greatest SIG SAUER P320 XSeries pistols for concealed carry (CCW), combat and competition, and …Read More »
Alpha Tarac Optical Accessory: Flip-Up Lens Doubles Your Red Dot Combat Optic’s Point of Impact! (Video!)
By Jeff Gurwitch March 25, 2019 Every once in a while, I come across a really unique item that I absolutely must get my hands on to try. This was the case with the Alpha Tarac flip-up optical accessory by TACOMHQ, a flip up lens that doubles your red dot’s point of impact. Say you run a 300-yard point of …Read More »
Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine Aftermarket Accessories for Military Combat Applications: The Competition-to-Combat Crossover Part, Part 4
By Jeff Gurwitch December 30, 2018 With my retirement from the military back in March of 2017, the thought of being able to do another Competition-to-Combat Crossover article hadn’t really crossed my mind…until recently, that is. Thanks to photos and feedback sent from previous team members of their rifle setups, they’re currently employing overseas as of Fall 2018, I have …Read More »
Customized Multi-Caliber Combat/Tactical AR-15 Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) with Badass Quick-Change Barrel System, Folding Stock, Ultra-Light Tactical Handguards, and Super-Fast Binary Firing System Trigger Pack!
By Toby Melville October 25, 2018 The AR market is flooded with both good and bad innovation. In fact, it could be said that the AR has become the Jeep of the rifle world. Its following is global, its reliability and performance are a standard, you can take it anywhere, and it’s been everywhere. And, finally, the modularity of the …Read More »
Dueck Defense RBU (Red Dot Back-Up) Drop-In Mini Red Dot Sight Combat Optic Universal Mount (Mounting System) for Combat/Tactical Pistols! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 22, 2016 While DefenseReview (DR) was checking out a couple of SureFire’s latest and greatest combat/tactical goodies at SOFIC 2016 (see here and here), we also got a quick look at the Dueck Defense RBU (Red Dot Back-Up) drop-in mini red dot sight combat optic universal mount (mounting system) for combat/tactical …Read More »