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. …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 »
Russian Avangard Hypersonic Glide Vehicle Flies at Mach 27, and Can Make ‘Sharp Maneuvers’ around Opponent’s Defenses, according to Claims
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Russian Ministry of Defence December 30, 2019 Well, this one’s gonna’ be a tough one to deal with, assuming it works as advertised, of course. DefenseReview’s been writing about Russian and Chinese hypersonic missile tech for quite some time now (see “Related Articles” below), but Russia’s latest one, the Avangard …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 »
Rostec Active and Passive Exoskeleton Technology in the Works for Russian Military Ratnik-3 Future Soldier Program
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Rostec or TASS Russian News Agency. Note: Embedded photos have been enlarged and enhanced by DefenseReview (DR) for better viewing. August 26, 2018 As if “stealth camouflage” adaptive camouflage/visual cloaking tech isn’t enough, Russian military defense contractor Rostec just demonstrated “operative passive exoskeletons” for Russian Ratnik-3-type future soldiers/warfighters. Oh, and …Read More »
Rostec Russian Ratnik-3 Future Soldier Military ‘Stealth Camouflage’ with ‘Chameleon Helmet’ Adaptive Camo (Camouflage)/Visual Cloaking Technology to be Demonstrated for Soldier Suits and Vehicles Soon: Does it also Cloak Thermal/IR and SWIR Signatures?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Anton Tushin, Rostec August 21, 2018 Last updated on 8/26/18. DefenseReview’s (DR) been covering adaptive camouflage/visual cloaking technology for many years now. One of our more interesting pieces (if we do say ourselves) is our interview piece with Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. CEO Guy Cramer about Hyperstealth Quantum Stealth (QS) adaptive …Read More »
Chinese Military Preparing to Win World War III (WWIII) with ‘Emerging and Exponential’ Technologies: Cyberwarfare, Electronic Warfare, Hypersonic Weapons, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Quantum Computing, Stealth Aircraft, UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft Tech, Anti-Satellite Weapons, Robots/Robotics, and other ‘New Technologies’…It’s All on the Table!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: South China Morning Post (SCMP), Times Asi/flickr/CC-BY-2.0, EN.People.cn January 10, 2018 Last updated on 1/11/18. DefenseReview (DR) has been following Chinese and Russian military technology capabilities and advancements for quite some time now, so we weren’t surprised to read about the Chinese PLA’s (People’s Liberation Army) drive to dominate the …Read More »
DARPA Gremlins Program: Attack Drones Eventually Carried by Low-Observable/Stealth ‘Mothership’ Carrier/Launching Aircraft! Northrop Grumman B-21, Anyone?
By David Crane January 2, 2018 Last updated on 1/03/18. Nasdaq recently published an article titled “Air Force Could Test Flying Aircraft Carriers” as Early as Next Year, that caught DefenseReview’s (DR) attention, thanks to its provocative title hinting at giant electrogravitic-propulsion (anti-gravity) aircraft carriers flying around like alien craft. The article itself actually alludes to a much less provocatively-titled …Read More »
Lockheed Martin Laser Advancements for the Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE) Air-to-Air/Air-to-Ground Fiber-Optic Laser Weapon System for Supersonic Fighter Jet Aircraft: 60-Kilowatt+ Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) Laser Weapon Turret by 2021?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Lockheed Martin November 8, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been discussing air-to-air laser weapons for fighter jet aircraft since late 2013, when the US Air Force put out a solicitation for “Lasers Systems for Future Air Dominance Platforms”. Well, according to a recent Daily Mail article it would appear that the …Read More »