Russia’s Defense Ministry announced today that the new “Peresvet” laser weapons systems has been put on combat duty. It’s capable of “concealing the areas of deployment of intercontinental ballistic missiles” and will be used in air defense and military defense,” said Viktor Murakhovsky, an expert at Russia’s Military Industrial Commission. “Starting from last year laser systems have been entering service that allow disarming a potential adversary and hitting those facilities, which are the targets,’ he added, saying such a device could take out targets ‘within fractions of a second,'” according to Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov. Read more for another video and additional information.
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Ivan Santic and HARDWAR3 Industries’ DX-12 Punisher double-barreled shotgun looks to be straight from a video game., complete with compact 12 gauge slugs. One caveat: the short, pistol-style barrel firing those 12-gauge shells would have some gnarly recoil not found in your latest first person shooter game. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
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BAE Systems has unveiled an upgraded Challenger 2 tank, called “Black Knight,” that now includes an ‘active protection system’ which allows it to detect incoming anti-tank missiles or armor penetrating rounds. This system can also automatically launch a counter-explosive to neutralize the threat. Other features include: front / rear infrared cameras and two independent night vision systems to enable a gunner to focus on one target while a commander identifies others simultaneously. Continue reading for another video and more information.
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Forward Defense Munitions’ L5 Caseless Ammo Rifle, also known as the “ribbon gun”, is capable of firing four bullets at once. How? It boasts four 6 mm barrels cut side by side within one steel block, but it uses special bullets, as they are encapsulated in ‘blocks’ so each round is aligned with a barrel, which are made in a single piece of metal. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
There have been some drone incidents that nearly caused major accidents with aircraft, but IXI Technology’s Dronekiller could change that. This jamming gun has a range of up to 800 meters, and is good for 4-hours of continuous use when fully charged, thanks to hot-swappable battery packs. When depleted, simply connect it to any 12-volt vehicle outlet. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.
The THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) is a multi-mission, unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), developed by Estonia-based defence and security services provider Milrem, could be the ultimate war weapon. It’s designed for a range of military missions in dangerous or hard-to-reach areas, as THeMIS can be configured for different roles including reconnaissance, observation, target acquisition, communications relay, logistics support platform, rescue, fire-fighting, and medical evacuation (medevac). Continue reading for another video and more information.
Raytheon announced this week that its StormBreaker smart bomb has entered operational testing phase, bringing it one step closer to providing the U.S. Air Force with the capability to strike maneuvering targets in adverse weather. It will be first fielded on the F-15E Strike Eagle, and is planned to be integrated onto the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter by 2022. This tri-mode seeker uses imaging infrared, millimeter wave and semi-active laser, giving pilots the ability to destroy moving targets on the battlefield in adverse weather conditions from standoff ranges. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to melt rocks into lava.
The ZKZM-500 Laser Assault Rifle by China-based Xian Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics was modeled after the AK-47, but unlike its low-tech counterpart, this weapon is accurate up to 800-meters away and causes ‘instant carbonization’ of human skin. It’s also capable piercing through metal gas tanks to ignite the fuel within, while remaining completely silent and with an invisible beam to boot. On a full recharge, you’ll reportedly be able to fire up to 1,000, 2-second bursts. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the darkest Disney fan theory ever.
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Artist Ravi Zupa has given new life to old typewriters, in the form of antique gun sculptures. In addition to typewriter parts, he used everyday things, like scrap metal, staplers, and more, to complete each one. “These pieces are constructed from disassembled antique typewriters. Some have stapler components and scrap metal. Everything is held together with welds, bolts and rivots,” said Ravi. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The U.S. Marine Corps partnered with BAE Systems to build the ACV 1.1, a high-tech amphibious combat vehicle. This 8×8 amphibious platform can carry 13 embarked Marines, plus a crew of three, and boasts a special ‘H-Drive’ System to provide full time all-wheel traction both on land and in the surf zone. It’s powered by a 690HP engine, good over a range of more than 325 miles on land before needing to refuel, and it can travel at speeds in excess of 65 miles per hour. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of clear ice being pit against molten brass.