By Mike Pannone [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by Mike Pannone for DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. Mike Pannone and DefenseReview.com own the copyright on these photos. March 19, 2010 Here’s my question for those that subscribe to the direct impingement fouling concept: I fired 2400 rounds of M193 through a 14.5” M4-type upper receiver from Bravo …Read More »
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F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Too Expensive? Solution: Scrap the F-35A and F-35C Variants, Produce the F-35B STOVL, and Revive the F-22 Raptor.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 15, 2010 Human Events is reporting that the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) fighter/attack aircraft’s per-unit cost has skyrocketed to $112 million, and The New York Times is reporting that the F-35 JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) fighter/attack aircraft has ballooned in cost from 60-90 percent in real …Read More »
Primary Weapons Systems Introduces PWS Enhanced Buffer Tube, MilSpec for Tactical AR Carbines and SBRs/Subcarbines at SHOT Show 2010
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com February 9, 2010 While DefenseReview was chatting with John “Chappy” Chapman at the Laser Devices, Inc. booth at SHOT Show 2010, he told us we absolutely had to go take a look at the PWS Enhanced Buffer Tube, MilSpec, which is designed to replace the standard buffer tube on tactical AR (AR-15) …Read More »
DefRev Clarification: Our Position on the USMC Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR) Concept, and Alternative Sustained-Full-Auto AR Carbine/Rifle Options
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 17, 2009 On December 4th, 2009, DefenseReview published an article on the HK IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle) candidate–a modified HK416 5.56mm assault rifle/carbine/SBR–winning a U.S. Marine Corps IAR contract. In that piece, I tried to make the point that it’s a good idea to give warfighters a carbine/SBR with machine gun-level …Read More »
Grip Pod Vertical Foregrip/Bipod and Weapon Stabilizer: Is it a Viable Option for Your Tactical Carbine/Rifle?
By Chen Lee (a.k.a. “SMGLee”) smglee (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video contained in this article are courtesy of Chen Lee, writer/photographer. November 2, 2009 For the longest time, I was against the idea of adding a bipod to a tactical carbine or rifle. I thought “why in the world do you need a bipod on a gun …Read More »
Lasing Skulls in the Digital Age: Tactical Laser Weapons Finally Maturing for Future Warfare Applications: Meet the Boeing ATL (Advanced Tactical Laser) Airborne Laser Weapon
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 15, 2009 There’s a scene at the beginning of the 1985 film Real Genius showing a fictional “Crossbow Project” demonstration video of some unlucky bastard (perhaps a third-world dictator or politician?) getting instantly vaporized by a space-based laser weapon fired from a satellite. The video is being shown to a bunch …Read More »
SureFire FA556-212, Mini, and Micro Rifle/Carbine/SBR Sound Suppressors/Silencers for Military SpecOps Missions
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 6, 2009 Speaking of silencers/sound suppressorsRead More »
Lucid Dimensions Spherical Detection Systems (SDS) 3D Passive Infrared (IR) Spherical Sensor Array Searches, Detects and Tracks High-Speed Ballistic Threats, Aircraft, Vehicles, You Name It.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com September 1, 2009 A company called Lucid Dimensions, Inc.Read More »
Boberg XR9 and XR9-Shorty (XR9S) Ultra-Compact Subcompact Semi-Auto 9mm Pocket Pistols for Concealed Carry (CCW) Applications
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com August 17, 2009 A company called Boberg EngineeringRead More »
BAE/Vectronix Laser Target Locator Module (LTLM): Thermal/IR Binoculars with Laser Rangefinder for Locating and Targeting the Enemy at Night
By David Crane August 13, 2009 BAE Systems has just won a five-year, $347 million ($347M) to produce, maintain, and provide logistical support for 200 digital handheld Laser Target Locator Modules (LTLM) per month for the U.S. Army for an indefinite period of time, presumably until the $347M runs out, unless the contract is extended. BAE is partnering with Swiss …Read More »