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22 June 2009

Myths About the NATO 5.56 Cartridge

M16A1, M16A2, M4, M16A4

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding the current M16A1, M16A2, M4, M16A4NATO 5.56 round and its effectiveness on the battlefield. Now before you make a judgment as a soldier or as a firearm enthusiast (a more euphemistic way of saying “gun nut”), consider your sources. Who is …

17 April 2008

M230 Chain Gun – Apache Attack Weapon

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The omnipresent adjudicator hovering over the skies of Iraq can deliver heinous death at any waking instant.  You are taking a stroll down the street, plotting some terrorist attacks in your imagination, and suddenly, without ever feeling a thing, you are reduced to a full sized human splatter pattern.  The reality is, …

19 February 2008

Military Hovercraft – LCAC

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The LCAC, short for Landing Craft Air-Cushioned, is the beastly hovercraft used by the United States Marine Corps. This ship is designed to transport supplies, vehicles, and troops to the shore from a Wasp class assault ship or other dock-landing/amphibious cargo ships participating in an amphibious assault. These …

17 February 2008

Touch Screen Battlefield Technology in HD

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touch screen

Northrop Grumman’s integrated collaboration environment featuring TouchTable technology, creates a high-definition interactive display to facilitate viewing and manipulation of complex geo-spatial data for a wide range of applications including national security. TouchTable responds to intuitive gestures made by the user, sensing the location of points that are touched. Moving …

5 February 2008

Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle – Future Invasion Weapon

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Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer: Boeing [NYSE: BA]
In support of the Marine Corps’ beyond the horizon approach for amphibious assaults of the future, many different assets must come together to get the job done. First up was the Wasp Class Amphibious Assualt Ship, which is the launch-platform for many …

31 January 2008

Wasp Class Amphibious Attack Ship

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One thing is for sure, there is only 1 thing worse than having a US Navy aircraft carrier show up on your coast, and that is having a US Navy Wasp class amphibious attack ship show up instead.  Of course, we would also send an aircraft carrier, but sometimes aircraft carriers …

7 December 2007

The Military Channel – Army, Navy, Airforce TV

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For all those military buffs out there, wink wink, I would like to take a moment to commend one of the greatest programming achievements in the history of television. The Discovery Communications company, the parent of the Military Channel, converted the older Discovery Wings channel into the Military Channel …

7 December 2007

SWORDS Military Future Weapon Robot

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Manufacturer: Foster-Miller
The SWORDS military robot is basically the first evolution of robotic weapons. What used to be mere science fiction in the 80’s has now become a reality, and 10 years from now, the SWORDS robot will be in the scrap pile. That’s because this tiny guy …

7 November 2007

Iran Nuclear Weapon – Iranian Nukes

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Iran Nuke

The Bush administration has been increasingly on the look out for nuclear proliferation in so called “rogue states”, such as Iran and North Korea. The current president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadenijad, has declared that he wishes for Israel to be “wiped off the map”. This undoubtedly refers to an Iranian …

9 October 2007

Future Robot Army Technology

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Terminator Robots

Today’s battlefield little resembles those that your grandpa could tell you about from either WWII or Vietnam.  Lasers, satellites, encrypted channels, infrared radar, and myriad other advanced technology permeates the battlespace.  Bascically, we have finished weaponizing the electromagnetic spectrum.  Next must come the weaponization of the combination of this electro-optic …

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