Future Infantry/Soldier

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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The Back-Up Plan: AmmoBack (aka Ammo Back) System: Pez Dispenser-Like Pistol or Rifle Magazine Dispenser Combat/Tactical Backpack for Military Special Operations Missions!

By Toby Melville September 7, 2022 The necessity to carry ammunition for your firearm is an essential requirement. An individual must be able to feed the weapon they fight with, or find themselves depleted of ammunition quickly. The other side of this issue is space. There’s only so much room on your kit. Early examples in the War on Terror …

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SIG SAUER XM250/M250 6.8x51mm Belt-Fed Light Machine Gun (LMG): How Good is It, Really? Well, Garand Thumb Certainly Likes It!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit(s): Garand Thumb July 17, 2022 Back in early May, DefenseReview (DR) published a quick heads-up piece about the SIG SAUER XM5 Rifle and XM250 belt-fed light machine gun winning the US Army Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) System contract to replace the M4/M4A1 carbine and FN M249 SAW (Squad Automatic …

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RAROG Plastic Machine Gun Tape (Polymer Links) Developed for PK, PKM, and PKT Pattern Machine Guns: ‘Tactical Gear Tested in War’!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 29, 2022 This one’s interesting. The Russian/Ukrainian war is apparently leading to some interesting small arms innovation in the form of plastic machine gun belt links, or “Plastic Machine Gun Tape” made by a company called RAROG, who’s slogan/tagline is, appropriately (and accurately) enough “Tactical Gear Tested in War”. The Firearm …

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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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Adept Armor ‘Ultra-AP Rated’ Level IV+ Ceramic Composite Tactical Armor Plate for Defeating Tungsten-Cored Armor-Penetrating/Armor-Piercing Rifle Rounds!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 30, 2022 A company called Adept Armor’s making an interesting Level IV+ multi-curve anti-rifle tactical armor plate with a SiC-TiB2 (Silicon Carbide – Titanium Diboride) ceramic composite strike-face designed specifically to defeat tungsten-cored AP (Armor Penetrating/Armor-Piercing) small arms threats. It’s called the Adept Armor Colossus – Beyond RF3 / Level IV+ …

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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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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 …

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