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MilDef Group Acquires AMREL’s Rugged Product Lines

MilDef Group Acquires AMREL’s Rugged Product Lines For Immediate Realse Los Angeles, CA (September 28, 2016) – On September 8, MilDef Group completed the acquisition of the rugged product lines of American Reliance, Inc. (AMREL®). Located in El Monte, California, AMREL’s Computer Division has been a long-standing, key player in the rugged computers market, providing COTS, modified […]

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Killer police robots are not a big deal

Last July, Dallas police killed a suspected gunman with an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV). By any conceivable stretch of the imagination, this was a “good kill.” The gunman had murdered 5 policemen, threatened to kill more with hidden bombs, and refused to give up even after hours of negotiations. A credible threat against civilians had been made. […]

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What does the US military think of the Chinese army?

This post originally appeared on Quora as an an answer to the question, “What do members of the United States military think of the Chinese army?” I am not a member of the American armed forces, but I read Defense publications every day for my job. For my corporate blog, I rely on many of […]


Tablet Night Vision Solution

Capabilities Typical of AMREL’s off-the-shelf customizations, this ready-to-go solution uses industry-leading SafeNight™ non-flammable polymeric optical filters. Perfect for covert ground as well as aviation missions. Market Defense Customized Specs NVIS filter (2.5% transmission) No IR signature Full color rendering MIL-STD 3009 – CECOM/CSLP Option for electronic Night Vision mode Night Vision Solutions also available for handhelds […]

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UAVs, Forrest Fires, and Idiots [VIDEO]

Every summer, I have a front-row seat to hell. I live at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, just east of Los Angeles. During this time of year I can walk out of my house and see hills pockmarked by flames, as if they were covered by the campfires of an invading hoard.  All […]

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How To Make A Cheese Ball Machine Gun [VIDEO]

File this under things that make America great. Evidently, some big box stores sell impressively sized barrels of a food-like substance called “cheese balls.” No one can figure out what to do with them (eating them is apparently out of the question). A YouTube enthusiast,  NightHawkInLight, has an extensive video channel featuring do-it-yourself projects, such as making […]


AMREL Mourns

AMREL salutes those who have fallen in the the line of service and the living who protect us every day. An attack on them is an attack on all of us.   It is worth remembering that before the shooting, relations between protesters and the Dallas police were peaceful with both sides going out of their way to praise […]

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Dangerous fireworks [VIDEO] Happy July 4th!

Wishes you and your family a happy and safe July 4th There are many ways of celebrating our freedom. Bar-B-Qs. Parades. Watching videos of people doing dangerous things with fireworks. Below are three of our favorite dangerous fireworks videos. Needless to say, don’t try this at home. Firework Minigun Don’t try this at home. Really. Roman […]

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Nine things you need to know about the Defense budget

Once again we stare into the opaque crystal ball that is Washington and try to divine the fate of this year’s Defense appropriation bill. The good news, sort of Out of the 12 appropriation bills facing Congress, Defense is the one that will most likely pass in time for due date. That is the view […]

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AMREL Partners with Airbus Defense and Space for Easy Access to Geospatial Data for GEOINT Operations

American Reliance, Inc. (AMREL) and Airbus Defense and Space have partnered to integrate GATOR (Geospatial Appliance Targeted for Operational Response) into a rugged one-box laptop solution called the GATOR Rugged Geospatial Laptop. In the most difficult and demanding areas of the world, this encapsulated geospatial server enables easy access to geospatial data even when the […]