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 »
Chinese Military Mounting ‘Laser Guns’ to Hypersonic Vehicles (Aircraft and Missiles) to Increase Speed and Range
By David Crane Image Credit: The U.S. Sun July 27, 2021 Well, this isn’t good. Apparently, they’ve been busy little beavers over there at Beijing’s Space Engineering University, developing a “powerful laser gun” mounted onto hypersonic missles and aircraft to increase speed (and obviously range) by cutting air resistance by 70 percent (70%) or more. According to the Chinese laser …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 »
Sukhoi Su-57 Felon ‘Raptorsky’ 5th-Gen Low-Observable/Stealth Air-Superiority/Multi-Role Fighter Jet Aircraft Goes Live: Is it Really a Raptor Killer?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: The Russians, and The Aviationist December 31, 2020 Last updated on 1/01/21. Six days ago, RT posted an interesting video (see first/top embedded video below) on the Sukhoi Su-57 Felon “Raptorsky” 5th-generation low-observable/stealth air-superiority/multi-role fighter jet aircraft going into serial production, so DefenseReview (DR) thought it would be nice to …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 »
TactiSMART at the Movies: James Bond 007 ‘No Time to Die’ (Bond 25) Movie Trailer Analysis and Commentary
By Mike Sparks January 14, 2020 Title Image Credit: Eon Productions It’s the best movie trailer, ever. It opens with Daniel Craig’s James Bond and his newly married wife Dr. Madeline Swan running for their very lives in mountainous Italy. Will this be her “swan” song? How did they get to this point? WHO is after them? Didn’t they retire …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 »
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 »
Gerald R. Ford Class US Aircraft Carrier Defenses/Survivability Analysis Animation by The Infographics Show: How Well is it Protected?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: The Infographics Show January 8, 2019 DefenseReview (DR) has been covering the increasing difficulty in defending our (US) aircraft carriers against the latest and greatest hypersonic anti-ship cruise missiles, supercavitating torpedoes, Supercavitating supersonic submarines, anti-ship ballistic missiles, electromagnetic weapons, high-powered microwave weapons, and even armed/weaponized speedboat swarms for years, now. …Read More »