Future Combat Systems

Glickenhaus 008 Fast Response Military Vehicle (FRMV): Real-Life Weaponized All-Terrain/Off-Road Combat Car/Vehicle Concept Designed for War…or a Bond Film!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) November 16, 2022 Gotta’ hand it to Hollywood. Every once in awhile, one of their own actually produces something worthwhile outside the industry. In this case, it’s a real-life weaponized all-terrain/off-road combat car/vehicle concept called the Glickenhaus 008 Fast Response Military Vehicle (FRMV) –and it looks …

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Vortex Optics XM-157 Next Generation Squad Weapon-Fire Control (NGSW-FC): Meet the US Army’s New Game-Changing Smart Scope!

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 …

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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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Can a Rocket Artillery/Missile Division Really Revolutionize Infantry and Maneuver Warfare?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Lockheed Martin February 28, 2022 Wavell Room recently published a very interesting article on about fighting in the “deep” using rocket artillery, and DefenseReview (DR) finds the author’s (Simon Middleton) argument compelling. Basically, he’s arguing that “deep battle” in infantry warfare should be conducted using rocket artillery divisions using multiple …

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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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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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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 …

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Dynetics’ Enduring Shield Beats Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (RADS)/Raytheon Missiles & Defense’s Improved Iron Dome Missile Defense System in 3-Shot Slugfest

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Dynetics September 29, 2021 This one’s interesting, and a biggie. A company called Dynetics ( a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos) has beaten out Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (RADS) and Raytheon Missiles & Defense for the US Army’s Indirect Fire Protection Capability, a fancy name for a missile defense system. …

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