By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com April 28, 2011 Last updated on 5/08/11. The Sikorsky X2 Compound Coaxial Helicopter Technology Demonstrator Aircraft has been receiving a significant amount of positive media attention, lately, and for good reason. The X2 is a very interesting and seemingly highly-capable/high-speed dual-rigid-rotor compound helicopter prototype that achieved 250 knots (287.69 mph) in level …Read More »
New DR Logo: Multiple Schemes, Multiple Themes!
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All logo images contained in this article belong to DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these images. April 13, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) readers may have noticed our new tactical AR carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle)-themed logo at top left, and at right. The new DR logo was designed by …Read More »
Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) Files Federal Lawsuit Against Mayor Bloomberg Over Excessive Gun Permit/Firearms License Fees
The following is a Seccond Amendment Foundations (SAF) press release: “For Immediate Release: 4/5/2011 BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation [SAF] today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that alleges New York City’s $340 fee for a permit to keep a handgun in the home is “excessive and…impermissibly burdens the Second Amendment right …Read More »
PEO Soldier Releases New ATK XM25 (also written XM-25) Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) System 25mm Airburst Grenade Launcher Promotional Video
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com April 4, 2011 PEO Soldier has published a new promotional video on the ATK XM25 (also written XM-25) Counter-Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) System 25mm airburst grenade launcher on Vimeo. Our friend “Steve” at The Firearm Blog has made an interesting point about the seeming lack of lethality of the 25mm airburst grenade …Read More »
“Newsweek” Attempts to Rebrand Gun Control Scheme as “Gun Safety” Cause: Tina Brown Gets Cute, Right Out of the Gate.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 15, 2011 Last updated on 4/24/11. Tina Brown, the newly-minted British expatriot Newsweek editor-in-chief, certainly isn’t wasting any time promoting her agenda. By now it’s pretty old news that the anti-gun/anti-Second Amendment crowd (i.e. the political left) has been trying to use the Tucson active shooter situation to get new gun …Read More »
Gen-2 PAK-FA Sukhoi T-50/HAL FGFA Low-Observable Supercruising 5th-Generation Stealth Fighter Aircraft Begins Flight Testing: Raptorsky Alive and Well
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 11, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) readers may remember a story we published back in February 2010 on the Russian PAK FA Sukhoi T-50 low-observable stealth fighter aircraft that’s essentially Russia’s developmental version of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. Well, the program has developed since then into the more fleshed-out Sukhoi/HAL FGFA (Fifth …Read More »
Sabre Defence Executives Indicted on Illegal Gun Running Charges, and Company Assets Auctioned Off
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com February 17, 2011 Exactly one year ago tomorrow, DefenseReview (DR) reported on a BATFE raid on AR-15 rifle/carbine manufacturer Sabre Defence Industries over alleged illegal weapons sales. Well, things are once again getting pretty interesting over at Sabre Defence on the (criminal) legal side. On February 8, 2011, the Nashville Business Journal …Read More »
U.S. Army Issues New “Individual Carbine” Draft RFP (Request For Proposal): How will the Army’s Next Carbine Improve on the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine, and will it still be an AR? DR has some ideas…
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com February 8, 2011 Updated on 1/12/11. About a week ago, on January 31, 2011, the U.S. Army issued a Draft Request For Proposal (RFP) W15QKN-11-R-F003 for an “Individual Carbine” to supposedly replace the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine, a direct-gas-impingement (DGI) AR-15 carbine configured to U.S. military specifications. Of course, the Army looking for …Read More »
Just got back from SHOT. Fresh articles on the way…
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com January 22, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) will be publishing some fresh articles very soon on items we got to view and handle at SHOT Show 2011. We’re still on travel, so we’ll be publishing them from the road.Read More »
DefenseReview (DR) checkin’ out the latest and greatest at SHOT Show 2011!
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com January 17, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) just arrived in Las Vegas, earlier today, and we’ll be at SHOT Show 2011 all four days. So, if you’re at the show, and you you have an interesting new tactical product/item (weapons, accessories, gear, equipment, etc.) that you’d like us to see while we’re here, please …Read More »