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

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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 crossings. Likewise, the tank has an active defense system that can shoot down incoming missiles and rocket-propelled grenades. Obviously, the South Koreans are on the frontier of next generation tank technology. With comparable optoelectronic sighting,…

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

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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 by computer before a model was fabricated. The design incorporated a concept known as continuous curvatures, and when combined with the RAM radar absorbent skin of the aircraft; enemy radar waves simply flow…

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

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 gets its name because of its design and the impact it has on armor. The warhead contains high explosives like any other, however, the tip of the warhead is a conical shaped piece of magnesium or copper. Upon impact, the explosion of the warhead melts the shaped metal cone in…

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Military of Iran – The Iranian Armed Forces Video

ArteshThis 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 rockets rely on line of sight visual aiming; the sole upgrade being mere optical and television camera scopes. The forces of the US, Britain, Israel, and any other western allied military power all have sophisticated infrared sighting systems, widespread night…

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AH-64 Apache Longbow Attack Helicopter Video

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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, an upgraded FLIR and night vision sensory module the AH-64 is likely one of the most fear inducing weapons in the US arsenal. The Apache can…

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AC-130 Spectre Gunship Video – Modern Warfare

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mfg: Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Boeing [NYSE: BA]

AC 130 2The 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 and the pilot flies the plane in a large circle around the target, and rains down fire from the sky. This weapon strikes fear through the very fabric of the enemy’s soul. In this video,…

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The XM-307 Advanced Crew Served Weapon – ACSW

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

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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 support troop, it only takes on man to unleash the devastating firepower of this weapon. The XM-307 fires high explosive 30 MM shells, and has a sophisticated night vision…

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

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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 dropped out of the back of a cargo plane. The bomb is not considered to be a precision weapon but it is definitely a psychological weapon! Trust Me, you do not want to be…

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

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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 SMAW has night vision and rail grabbing capabilities. These technologies make acquiring targets much easier than systems such as the RPG. The SMAW employs a rocket which can penetrate triple layered brick and thick concrete…

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MULE – Multifunction / Utility Logistics Equipment

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 functions such as sweeping for mines, reconnaissance, or engaging enemies. The attack variant of the mule – the armed robot vehicle ARV -A (L) – is equipped with a line of site gun and even anti-tank capability. The mule can climb steps and engage enemies in situations where…

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