Special Operations

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 …

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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 …

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High-Grade Tactical Firearms Manufacturer B&T USA Partners with CTT-Solutions: Mike Pannone to Become B&T USA’s Director of Training

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 27, 2021 We’re a little late on this one, but we’ve been on travel, and better late than never. DefenseReview (DR) just learned that a friend of DR’s, retired Tier 1 US Army Special Forces Unit operator Mike Pannone of CTT-Solutions, will be B&T USA’s new Director of Training in a …

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THRIL PMX AR Magazine, RTG Rugged Tactical Grip and CCS Combat Competition Stock for Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s: Better Bang for the Buck, and FERFRANS Says They’re Good to Go!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 28, 2021 While DefenseReview (DR) was talking with our friend Ferdie Sy of FERFRANS the other day, he mentioned that he’s been using THRIL PMX AR Mags (Magazines) and THRIL RTG Rugged Tactical Grips for FERFRANS SOAR and SOAR-P combat/tactical AR (AR-15) carbine and SBR (Short Barrel Rifle) builds, and loves …

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Jeff Gurwitch’s Modern Tactical Shooting (MTS) YouTube Channel Will Get You Shooting Better…and Faster!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 15, 2021 DefenseReview (DR) wrier/contributor and chief new-product tester Jeff Gurwitch has launched his very own YouTube channel called “Modern Tactical Shooting” or “MTS“, which is the same name as his technical and tactical shooting training company. It should be noted that Gurwitch is both a retired U.S. Army Special Forces …

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Smart Shooter SMASH Family of Fire Control Systems (FCS): Smart Weapon Sight Systems for Kinetically Engaging and Neutralizing Enemy Combatants, Vehicles and Drone Aircraft!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 8, 2021 An Israeli company called Smart Shooter Ltd. has a very interesting family of smart weapon sights/combat optics, or “fire control systems” (FCS) for engaging moving targets called SMASH that reminds DefenseReiew (DR) a bit of the TrackingPoint family of smart scopes, but SMASH has its own thing going for …

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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 …

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Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA): Will it be a Compound Helicopter, or a Tiltrotor Aircraft…and What’s Taking So LONG?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 27, 2020 Back in 2011 and 2013, DefenseReview (DR) published pieces on the Sikorsky X2 coaxial/dual-rotor compound helicopter technology demonstrator and Sikorsky S-97 Raider dual rotor/coaxial compound helicopter concept, here and here. Well, all these years later, it’s being reported that “the Army is taking its final steps before starting a …

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X2 Dev Group Orion X Advanced Zero Back Pressure Suppressor: Full-Auto-Rated, and the ‘Ultimate Suppressor Development Platform’! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 30, 2020 Last updated on 12/01/20. DefenseReview’s (DR) been following X2 Dev Group suppressors (silencers/sound suppressors) for a few years now, starting when they were still called NG2 Defense, and they first showed us the NG2 Defense MAXFLO 3D AFD full-auto-rated zero-back-pressure suppressor. Basically, NG2/X2 designs and sells zero-back-pressure suppressors, and …

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Allegiance Ammunition SilentStrike and OneStrike Frangible 5 56mm and 9mm Rounds for Suppressed Close Quarters Battle/Close Quarters Combat (CQB/CQC)! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 9, 2020 If you’re going to fight indoors with a rifle/carbiine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) or pistol, the best way to do it is suppressed, and with terminally-effective frangible ammo, provided you can do it reliably. That’s where Allegiance Ammunition comes in with their SilentStrike 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO) and 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm …

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