By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Sonitus Technologies September 13, 2018 DefenseReview (DR) has covered the latest and greatest in combat/tactical comms (communications) for years. Our current favorite overt systems are made by Atlantic Signal, and the Atlantic Signal Dominator waterproof bone-conduction tactical headset/active hearing pro (protection) is our specific favorite. DR really digs that system. …Read More »
Caracal CAR 816 Short-Stroke Gas-Piston/Op-Rod Tactical AR-15 Carbine for Tactical Operations and Home Defense!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 11, 2018 As long as we’re discussing the latest Caracal USA firearms, we might as well also mention the Caracal CAR 816, which is a short-stroke gas piston/op-rod, or “pushrod”, system tactical AR-15 carbine with 3-position gas block and all the modern features/accoutrements, including an M-LOK tactical handguard/rail system and optional …Read More »
Caracal Enhanced F Striker-Fired 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol Models: Now Suppressor-Ready, and Made in the USA!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 9, 2018 Last updated on 9/11/18. DefenseReview’s (DR) been covering Caracal pistols for quite awhile now, particularly because we’ve always enjoyed T&E’ing them at SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range. Well, the big news this year is that Caracal USA is now manufacturing the latest and greatest Caracal Enhanced F …Read More »
Glock 19 (G19) Compact 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol: How and Why US Army Special Forces (SF) Adopted It…a Little History
By Jeff Gurwitch September 3, 2018 Last updated on 9/03/18. The internet is a great thing. Type in a few words, and a few clicks later, pages upon pages of information will be presented to you, from pictures, to the written word, to videos on whatever it is you want to know about. While the majority of information out there …Read More »
Rostec Active and Passive Exoskeleton Technology in the Works for Russian Military Ratnik-3 Future Soldier Program
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Rostec or TASS Russian News Agency. Note: Embedded photos have been enlarged and enhanced by DefenseReview (DR) for better viewing. August 26, 2018 As if “stealth camouflage” adaptive camouflage/visual cloaking tech isn’t enough, Russian military defense contractor Rostec just demonstrated “operative passive exoskeletons” for Russian Ratnik-3-type future soldiers/warfighters. Oh, and …Read More »
Rostec Russian Ratnik-3 Future Soldier Military ‘Stealth Camouflage’ with ‘Chameleon Helmet’ Adaptive Camo (Camouflage)/Visual Cloaking Technology to be Demonstrated for Soldier Suits and Vehicles Soon: Does it also Cloak Thermal/IR and SWIR Signatures?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Anton Tushin, Rostec August 21, 2018 Last updated on 8/26/18. DefenseReview’s (DR) been covering adaptive camouflage/visual cloaking technology for many years now. One of our more interesting pieces (if we do say ourselves) is our interview piece with Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. CEO Guy Cramer about Hyperstealth Quantum Stealth (QS) adaptive …Read More »
By Jeff Gurwitch August 12, 2018 Last updated on 8/12/18. Hopefully, you’ve already ready checked out Part I of “Improving Your Glock for under $100”, where I discussed how to improve trigger take-up and reduce trigger pull weight, replacing the plunger, and polishing the trigger bar. Now, we’ll continue on with improving trigger pull. Another popular and simple method to …Read More »
By Jeff Gurwitch August 7, 2018 If one is looking to accessorize and upgrade their Glock, basically, the sky’s the limit! Or, I should say, cost is the only limiting factor. From custom slides to complete transformations like building a Roland Special with mini-red dot sight, extended mag well, and a compensator equipped barrel, how much you want to spend …Read More »
Archon Firearms Type B Striker-Fired Semi-Auto 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol with Ulta-Low Bore Axis: Going up Against the Gen5 Glock 17/19 and CZ P-10 C Pistols!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 30, 2018 The Archon Type B striker-fired 9mm (9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO) combat/tactical pistol is the latest evolution/iteration of the Arsenal Firearms Stryk B pistol, which itself was an evolution of the Arsenal Firearms Strike One pistol, all of which DefenseReview (DR) has covered over the last few years, since the design …Read More »
Daniel Defense DD MK18 (MIL-SPEC+) 10.3″ Tactical AR-15 Pistol (with Arm Brace) and SBR Configurations with Carbon-Fiber-Infused Polymer DD 32-Round 5.56mm/300BLK AR Mag (Magazine)!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 24, 2018 Last updated on 7/26/18. DefenseReview (DR) hasn’t reported on Daniel Defense (DD) products for quite some time, but when we stopped by their booth, we were intrigued by the DD MK18 (MIL-Spec+) pistol setup and the DD 32-round 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/300 Blackout (300BLK) AR Mag. The DD 32-rounder …Read More »
Gatorz Eyewear Magnum Z Aluminum-Framed ANSI Z87+ Ballistic Eyepro: Rugged Combat/Tactical Sunglasses for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Missions! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 16, 2018 Last updated on 7/18/18. A relatively new sunglass company called Gatorz Eyewear has a very interesting aluminum-framed ANSI Z87+ ballistic eyepro (eye protection “flagship” model called the Magnum Z, and it’s pretty impressive looking on multiple levels. First, the Magnum Z is aesthetically pleasing with it’s aluminum frame and …Read More »
Is the US Military on the Cusp of a Through-Wall Radar X-Ray Vision and AI (Artificial Intelligence) ‘Activity Prediction’ Combined-Technology Urban Warfare/Combat Revolution?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: MIT July 10, 2018 In just the past month, articles have been published on two technologies that have peaked DefenseReview’s (DR) attention: x-ray-vision-type radar that allows one to see through walls, and artificial intelligence (AI) tech that allows one to predict human behavior/action minutes before it happens. These two technologies …Read More »
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com 7/04/18 DefenseReview (DR) would just like to wish our members and readers a very happy (and safe) 4th of July/Independence Day 2018, and thank our military service men and women for keeping us safe and free. We hope everybody reading this has a really great one. Just don’t drink and drive, and …Read More »
Chinese ZKZM-500 Laser Rifle: Scary Skin Carbononizer, or Pure People’s Propaganda Power Play and Posturing?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: South China Morning Post (SCMP) July 03, 2018 Well, isn’t this a nice little gift a couple days before the 4th of July. A Chinese company called ZKZM, a “fiber laser company”, has reportedly designed and developed a laser rifle called the ZKZM-500 that can supposedly “instantly carbonize” one’s skin …Read More »
S&S Precision WetWorX Maritime Assault Gloves (Warm Weather and Cold Weather): Combat/Tactical Gloves for Waterborne Assaults! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 28, 2018 S&S Precision usually has new and interesting products for military SOF (Special Operations Forces) assaulters/operators every time we see see them, and their new WetWorX Maritime Assault Gloves are certainly no exception. Basically, the they’re combat/tactical shooting gloves for the water, and they come in both warm weather AND …Read More »