Future Military Weapon Technology - United States Weapon Systems (12)
2 April 2007

South Korean XK-2 Tank Video – New South Korean Tank with Hydraulics!

 Military,Tanks         2 comments

The South Korean Army has developed a next generation tank, the XK-2 Blank Panther that incorporates some interesting advances in technology. The tank’s most impressive new features are its amphibious capability, active defense system, and handling/suspension technology. First of all, the tank is capable of driving completely underwater for river …

2 April 2007

F22 Raptor | F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter Jet | Best Performing Jet Fighter Hands Down

 Aircraft,Military         3 comments
763px FA 22 Raptor

Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]
The F-22 Raptor exemplifies the very pinnacle of air superiority. Decades of research have contributed to the ground-up design of this plan that was forged from the outer limits of chemistry, aerodynamics, materials science, and engineering. The F-22 Raptor was the first jet designed completely …

2 April 2007

The Shape Charge – Hellfire, the Javeline, and IED armor-piercing technology

 Missiles         5 comments

The technology of the shape charge is a modern development in the evolution of armor piercing weapons. In a digression from the classic battle between thicker armor and larger guns, the shape charge defines itself during the explosive exchange that takes place when armor meets anti-armor technology. A shape charge …

1 April 2007

Military of Iran – The Iranian Armed Forces Video

 Military         20 comments

This video is a display of Iran’s military. The Iranian Military video shows that Iran has modern military hardware, and likely a lot of it. However, an important fact to note, is that Iran doesn’t have GPS technology or widespread use of electro-optic fire and control systems. The tanks and …

1 April 2007

AH-64 Apache Longbow Attack Helicopter Video

 Aircraft,Military         13 comments
AH 64 Apache

AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter
Mfg: Boeing [NYSE: BA]
The Apache attack helicopter has actually been around for some time now. It is not necessarily a new machine in and of itself, but its potential and features have been upgraded extensively since its deployment in Desert Storm I. With new fire-and-forget Hellfire missiles, …

1 April 2007

AC-130 Spectre Gunship Video – Modern Warfare

 Aircraft         4 comments
AC 130 2

AC-130 Spooky Gunship
mfg: Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Boeing [NYSE: BA]
The AC-130 gunship is an attack platform unlike any other. The plane is a modified C-130 Hercules transport, outfitted with a modified 105 MM artillery cannon and a 40 mm cannon along with Gatling guns. The AC-130 operates at night …

1 April 2007

The XM-307 Advanced Crew Served Weapon – ACSW

 Military         10 comments

Manufacturers: US Army, General Dynamics [NYSE: GD] and Raytheon [NYSE: RTN]

The XM-307 is the next generation stand-off machine gun. A more technical name for the weapon is the advanced crew served weapon, dubbed “crew served” to designate that it must have 2 soldiers to be fielded effectively. Regardless of the …

1 April 2007

MOAB – The GBU-43 Massive Ordinance Air Blast Bomb – The Mother of All Bombs Test Video

 Bombs         7 comments
800px MOAB bomb

Coined the “Mother of All Bombs” for its massive size and blast radius (400ft), the MOAB truly is the Future of Military Firepower. The MOAB is a massive 21,000 pounds and contains over 9 tons of H-6 explosive. The MOAB is so large that it must be …

1 April 2007

SMAW – ESMAW-NE | Shoulder-launched Multi Purpose Assault Weapon Video

 Missiles         16 comments
smaw 1

This shoulder-launched multi purpose weapon system is an oldie but goodie. The SMAW or ESMAW-NE has been used in the US Military for over 20 years. Weather you are trying to breach a bunker or engage light armor, the SMAW is the right weapon system. The …

1 April 2007

MULE – Multifunction / Utility Logistics Equipment

 UAV         2 comments

The MULE, or Multifunction Utility Logistics Equipment is another example of the US military switching to robotic systems in an effort to keep our troops out of harms way. This particular high tech unmanned ground vehicle is produced by Lockheed Martin and can be used in a variety of …

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