Corner Shot

CornerShot is a weapon designed in the early 2000s for SWAT teams and special forces in hostile situations usually involving terrorists and hostages. Its purpose is similar to that of the periscope rifle; it allows its operator to both see and attack an armed target, without exposing the operator to counterattack. In the standard version a pistol is mounted in the front end of the weapon, which bends horizontally at a mid-gun sixty-degree hinge There is a digital camera and a flashlight attached to the barrel in the bayonet position. On the butt side of the hinge are the trigger, camera screen (which is on a horizontal hinge just like the mid-gun hinge but it is off of the left side of the gun), and controls for the camera and light. Continue reading for more incredible military technologies that exist now. Click here for some bonus perfectly timed military pictures.

3. Invisibility Cloak

An invisibility cloak allows an object (usually military in nature) to blend into its surroundings by use of panels or coatings capable of changing color or luminosity. Also known as “active camouflage”, it can be seen as having the potential to become the perfection of the art of camouflaging things from visual detection.

2. Active Denial System

The Active Denial System (ADS) is a non-lethal, directed-energy weapon developed by the U.S. military, designed for area denial, perimeter security and crowd control. Informally, the weapon is also called the heat ray since it works by heating the surface of targets, such as the skin of targeted human subjects. Raytheon is currently marketing a reduced-range version of this technology.

1. XM25 Smart Grenade Launcher

The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) System fires 25 mm grenades that are set to explode in mid-air at or near the target. A laser rangefinder in the weapon is used to determine the distance to the target. The user can manually adjust the detonating distance by up to 10 feet (3.0 m) shorter or longer; the XM25 automatically transmits the detonating distance to the grenade in the firing chamber.