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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
True Velocity Acquires LoneStar Future Weapons for $84M: Are the GD-OTS RM277-R and RM227 AR 6.8mm TVCM Bullpup Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) Going Commercial Soon?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 10, 2021 Back in May of last year (2020), DefenseReview (DR) published a quick heads-up piece on True Velocity lightweight, polymer-cased rifle ammo, since we found it intriguing. Well, cut to 2021, and it looks like True Velocity’s driving full-bore into the tactical firearms game. To wit, they’ve acquired Texas-based LoneStar …Read More »
Looking for a Handheld Electromagnetic Rail Gun? Meet the Arcflash Labs GR-1 ‘Anvil’ 8-Stage Semi-Automatic High Voltage Gauss Rifle
By David Crane Image(s) Credit: Arcflash Labs August 8, 2021 We here at DefenseReview (DR) are always suckers for futuristic weapons, particularly handheld ones. So, when the Arcflash Labs GR-1 “Anvil” 8-stage semi-automatic high voltage Gauss rifle recently came to out attention, we were admittedly intrigued. While the GR-1 “Anvil” doesn’t really look ready for prime time, yet, it’s still …Read More »
DefendTex Drone40 40mm Autonomous Mini Quadcopter UAS/UAV Drone Munition: Infantry Warfare Game Changer?
By David Crane Photo(s) Credit: British MOD/Crown and UASVision.com July 12, 2021 A very interesting Melbourne, Australia-based company called DefendTex is making an equally interesting quadcopter-type UAS/UAV (Unmanned Aerial System/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) munition called the Drone40 that, in DefenseReview’s (DR) opinion, has the potential to be a real game changer for infantry warfare operations, due to its payload modularity and …Read More »
BDT/GD-OTS RM277-R (Rifle) and RM277-AR (Automatic Rifle) 6.8mm Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) Systems with Delta P BREVIS II Suppressor and True Velocity Polymer-Cased Ammo for Future Infantry Warfare! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 21, 2021 Last updated on 1/22/21. “Maximum lethality with minimum burden to the US Warfighter.” That’s the basic goal of the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program. It’s certainly a nice goal to strive for, and two of the companies striving for it are Beretta Defense Technologies (BDT) and …Read More »
True Velocity Polymer-Cased Rifle and Machine Gun Ammo: Less Weight and Heat Transfer, More Accuracy! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 18, 2020 DefenseReview’s (DR) been interested in polymer-cased rifle and machine gun ammo (ammunition) for many years now, and in True Velocity ammo, specifically, for the last few years. So, we were very happy to finally get a chance to talk to one Patrick (Pat) Hogan about their ammo’s attributes, which …Read More »
Did Soleimani get JAGM’ed? A Little Follow-Up on the Joint-Air-To-Ground Missile, Precision-Guided Goodness
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photo Credit: Title Image: Lockheed Martin via Defense News January 6, 2020 Last updated on 1/09/20. Well, this year (2020) certainly started off with a very big bang (or several bangs, perhaps), when a US General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Predator B weaponized drone/UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) sent what may have been multiple Lockheed …Read More »
Hyperstealth Quantum Stealth: Light-Bending, multi-spectral “Invisibility Cloaking” Adaptive Camo (Camouflage) Goes Very Public, and Mainstream! (Videos!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 23, 2019 DefenseReview (DR) readers may (or may not) remember our exclusive interview with Guy Cramer about Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp.’s Quantum Stealth light-bending multi-spectral “invisibility cloaking” (i.e., visual cloaking/stealth) adaptive camo (camouflage) technology way back in May, 2011. Well, Quantum Stealth has just gone very public and viral thanks to a …Read More »
Fibrotex USA Multi-Purpose Camouflage Net Flexible, Reversible and Versatile Multi-Spectral Concealment Combat Camouflage System Wins Ultra-Light Camouflage Netting System (ULCANS)!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Fibrotex USA Inc. November 26, 2018 Last updated on 11/28/18. The US division of an Israeli company called Fibrotex recently won a a $480M (Million) contract for the US Army’s ULCANS (Ultra-Light Camouflage Netting System) all-weather multi-spectral camouflage netting development program. The new Fibrotex USA Inc. ULCANS multispecrral camo signature …Read More »