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 …Read More »
Chinese Military Conducts Low-Orbit Thermonuclear-Capable Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV)/Missile Test in Space, Stunning US Intelligence Community
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Twitter, and Xinhua/Wang Jiangbo October 17, 2021 As if we didn’t already have enough bad news coming out of China, it’s being reported that they just conducted a low-orbit thermonuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV)/missile test in space, catching the “geniuses” in our (US) intelligence services by surprise. The new weapon …Read More »
Smith & Wesson Leaving Anti-Gun, Anti-Freedom Massachussetts, and Heading to Gun and Freedom-Frendly Tennessee!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Smith and Wesson (S&W), and Patrick Johnson, The Republican/TNS October 5, 2021 Well, the writing was definitely on the wall for this one. Massachussetts has gotten SO hostile to gun owners AND manufacturers that Smith & Wesson (S&W) is essentially being FORCED to move its headquarters and 550 jobs out …Read More »
Dynetics’ Enduring Shield Beats Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (RADS)/Raytheon Missiles & Defense’s Improved Iron Dome Missile Defense System in 3-Shot Slugfest
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Dynetics September 29, 2021 This one’s interesting, and a biggie. A company called Dynetics ( a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos) has beaten out Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (RADS) and Raytheon Missiles & Defense for the US Army’s Indirect Fire Protection Capability, a fancy name for a missile defense system. …Read More »
Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC) Silencers/Sound Suppressors is Back in Business with Brand Relaunch
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 22, 2021 DefenseReview (DR) just found out about this. Apparently, well-known silencer/sound suppressor manufacturer Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) is back in the game after being spun off from the great Remington Outdoor Company bankruptcy dissolution of 2020, and DR’s glad to hear it. AAC was acquired at auction by JJE Capital …Read More »
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 …Read More »
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 6, 2021 DefenseReview’s (DR) first heard about the Ruger-57 5.7x28mm combat/tactical pistol in June, 2020, and we were immediately intrigued, due to the caliber, its ammo capacity (20+1 rounds), and it’s pleasing aesthetics (that means its good looks). It’s actually a significantly more attractive pistol than the original 5.7mm pistol, the …Read More »
Blackout Defense Zero Trigger: Quick-Reset Competition/Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR Trigger with Zero Pre-Travel and Zero Post-Travel!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 31, 2021 Sorry for the hiatus, everyone, but DefenseReview (DR) is back, and we’re rarin’ to go. The first item on our agenda is a very interesting competition/tactical AR-15 rifle/carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) flat trigger called the Zero Trigger, and it’s manufactured by an equally interesting aerospace and military defense contractor, …Read More »
Looking for a Handheld Electromagnetic Rail Gun? Meet the Arcflash Labs GR-1 ‘Anvil’ 8-Stage Semi-Automatic High Voltage Gauss Rifle
By David Crane Image(s) Credit: Arcflash Labs August 8, 2021 We here at DefenseReview (DR) are always suckers for futuristic weapons, particularly handheld ones. So, when the Arcflash Labs GR-1 “Anvil” 8-stage semi-automatic high voltage Gauss rifle recently came to out attention, we were admittedly intrigued. While the GR-1 “Anvil” doesn’t really look ready for prime time, yet, it’s still …Read More »
Cobalt Kinetics Relaunched, Updated BAMF-Pro Competition/Tactical AR-15 Carbines and Pistols in the Works
By David Crane Image(s) Credit: Cobalt Kinetics July 31, 2021 Cobalt Kinetics, a company whose products DefenseReview (DR) covered quite a bit a few years ago, is relaunching and updating their BAMF-Pro series of competition/tactical carbines and pistols, and recently issued a press release to that effect, which reads as follows: Cobalt Kinetics® is BACK and BETTER than ever! July …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 »
Tyrant Designs Glock Magwell(s) for Faster, Smoother Reloads of Your Glock Pistol(s)…They’re Really Good.
By Jeff Gurwitch July 20, 2021 Back with yet another review of a Tyrant Designs product, this time their Glock Magwell(s). I’ve been running one on both a Gen-3 Glock 17 and a Gen-5 Glock 19 (G19) for about three months now, and am very satisfied with the results so far. Made from machined aluminum, in a variety of colors, …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 »
Timmney Triggers Alpha Competition Series Triggers for Glock Pistols: What’s So Special About Them?…SPOILER: A LOT!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 30, 2021 There’s virtually no end to how much you can mod your Glock pistol(s) nowadays. The options are seemingly endless. Companies are even making Glock pistol grip frames and slides, so you can even have a non-Glock-factory Glock-type (or, Glock clone, if you will) pistol that you either build yourself, …Read More »
FLUX Defense MP17 Raider Brace for SIG SAUER M17/18 and P320 Pistol, and FLUX Braces for Glock 17 (G17), Glock 19 (G19), Glock 19X (G19X) and Glock 34 (G34) Pistols
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 22, 2021 A company called FLUX Defense has been on DefenseReview’s (DR) radar for awhile now, but for some reason, we’ve never covered their products. This certainly isn’t for a lack of interest in stock kits for for pistols that effectively turn said pistols into pistol-caliber SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifles) or …Read More »