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 »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Attack of the Drones: Artifically Intelligent ‘Robotic Wingmen’ UCAV’s and UAS/UAV ‘Drone Swarms’ are on the Way: Will They Actually Work?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 27, 2020 Last updated on 9/28/20. DefenseReview’s (DR) been following drone aircraft/UAV/UAS technology for, well, forever. The unmanned aerial/aircraft systems technology sphere is indeed a fascinating one, and one that forces one to think about the future of military combat aviation as a whole, and what it’s likely to look like …Read More »
Modern Tactical Creations (MODTAC) Carbon Fiber Suppressor Shields and Gauntlet Tactical Handguard/Forend Rail System for Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR’s (Video!)
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 16, 2020 A veteran-owned company called Modern Tactical Creations, or MODTAC for short, is making some very interesting carbon fiber Suppressor Shields for tactial AR (AR-15) carbine/SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifles), and MODTAC’s Dave Mason was kind enough to show DefenseReview (DR) some of them at SHOT Show 2020. The MODTAC Suppressor …Read More »
Chinese Xian H-20 Long-Range, Low-Observable/Stealth Bomber Aircraft: How Big a Threat is it Really?
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Weibo and South China Morning Post (SCMP) July 21, 2020 As if hitting us with Coronovirus COVID-19 weren’t enough, China’s reportedly got a new long-rang, low-observable/stealth bomber in late-stage development called the Xian H-20, which also coincidentally sounds like a Chinese virus. So, it looks like China’s becoming one hell …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 »
Helikon-Tex Urban Line Urban Tactical Clothing and Downtown Backpack Armored/Ballistic Pack for Concealed Carry (CCW), Casual Wear, Range Wear, and Urban Tactical Ops! (Videos!)
David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 2, 2019 A Polish company called Helikon-Tex is making some pretty kickass urban tactical clothing, and DefenseReview got to see some of it earlier this year at SHOT Show 2019. It’s called the Helikon-Tex Urban Line, and iDR really dug it when we viewed the products at the company’s booth. DR got …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 »