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13 February 2009

Small Diameter Bomb – GBU-39

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The GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb – the future of ultra-surgical air strikes.
Since the days of the first Gulf War, when it became clear to the world that precision air strikes would be the “go to” option for the opening rounds of nearly any theater scale military operations, the technology of …

31 January 2008

Father of All Bombs?

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father of all bombs

If you are a regular here at Future Firepower then I am sure you have heard of the MOAB or Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, coined the Mother of All Bombs. The MOAB is an eight ton non-nuclear weapon with a 450 foot blast radius. What you …

18 December 2007

Thermobaric Weapon – Explosive Fuel-Air Bombs

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There are many different types of Thermobaric weapons, it is the destructive concept that renders Thermobarics different than conventional high explosives.¬† Rather than a simple bomb with high explosives in the warhead, thermobaric weapons, or fuel-air bombs, are predominantly filled with either an …

25 June 2007

Al-Qaeda Training – Air-Strike Attack on Al Qaeda

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The US air-force put a stop to Al qaeda’s heavy weapons training real quick in the video below. Several insurgents were killed in this air attack during a training mission in May of 2007. Anti aircraft fire and other munitions can be seen during the surveillance of the …

22 June 2007

Slow-Motion MLRS Video – Rocket

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MLRS breakdown

The video below shows the multiple Launch Rocket System developed by Lockheed Martin in action in slow motion. The Guided MLRS (GMLRS) rocket is being developed under an international cooperative program with the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France and Germany. GMLRS will have a global positioning system aided inertial …

31 May 2007

Hunter UAV Airstrike – Viper Air Attack on Vehicle

Viper Strike

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)

The Viper is a standoff munition guided by GPS and laser-guidance. The Viper is primarily used in missions that require a flexible angle of attack, either steep or shallow. The weapon is produced by Northrop Grumann’s Land Combat Systems Facility in Alabama. This particular Viper …

17 May 2007

X-51 Hypersonic Cruise Missile – Fastest Cruise Missile

x 51 cruise missile

Imagine having the ability to strike anywhere in the world within one hour. The X-51 is an amazing hypersonic cruise missile that travels 600 miles in just ten minutes (approximately 3600 MPH or Mach 5).

Compared with the Tomahawk Missile which travels at a mere 550 MPH, the X51 …

1 May 2007

Excalibur – Smart Artillery Round – Fire and Forget XM982 – 155MM

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Manufacturers: Raytheon [NYSE: RTN] and General Dynamics [NYSE: GD]
The Excalibur is the newest development in Military artillery technology and precision guided munitions. Also known as the M982 ER DPICM (Extended Range Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions) Projectile, the Excallibur is a smart artillery round that has an integrated …

13 April 2007

CBU-105 – The Sensor-Fuzed Weapon – CBU-97 Cluster Bomb Video

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Manufacturer: Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT]
The CBU-97 sensor-fuzed weapon is an extremely potent anti-armor cluster bomb. It combines so many different technologies of lethality and has so many moving parts for a bomb that initial observes questioned whether it would even work. Basically, the CBU-97 is dropped over a column of …

13 April 2007

A-10 and Predator UAV Airstrike Video – Insurgents in Iraq Firing AA Machine Gun

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This video depicts the teamwork capability of the US military, coupled with today’s advanced weapon technology. The video is filmed by a Predator UAV on surveillance patrol in Iraq. The Predator observes insurgents firing a AA gun (anti-aircraft artillery) mounted on the rear of a pick-up truck. …

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