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IED Hunter

Writing by admin on Friday, 16 of November , 2007 at 3:27 am

An I.E.D is an improvised explosive device. Partially comprised of conventional military explosives, IEDs are deployed unconventionally for use by commando or guerilla forces. Artillery rounds can often be riggged, attaching a detonating system. IED Hunter is a parody to Steve Irwin’s “Crocodile Hunter” TV series. Seems this little vid was also featured on the History Channel, “Band of Bloggers” series. Good effort to fight boredom by the US Marines. (Read more…)

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Visby Class Stealth Corvettes

Writing by admin on Tuesday, 13 of November , 2007 at 1:00 am

The Visby Class of stealth corvettes is being built for the Swedish Navy by the Swedish company Kockums (a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems of Germany). Visby is the first operational stealth ship in the world. The first ship of the new stealth corvette class is named after the main city on the island of Gotland, Visby.
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F-16 vs F-15 Dogfight

Writing by admin on Monday, 12 of November , 2007 at 1:00 pm

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Sea Shadow experimental stealth ship

Writing by admin on Saturday, 10 of November , 2007 at 6:21 pm

The Sea Shadow is an experimental stealth ship designed by the US Navy, Lockheed and DARPA ( Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). The Sea Shadow was ordered in 1982 to examine the applicability of stealth technology on naval vessels as well as a test bed for automatic on-board systems to reduce the number of crew members. (Read more…)

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Category: Experimental,Navy,US Navy,Videos

Photo-Stealth Camouflage Technology Unveiled at SOFEX 2007

Writing by admin on Wednesday, 7 of November , 2007 at 4:36 pm

Military Wraps Research&Development, Inc. has unveiled the new photo-stealth technology at the U.S. Special Operations trade show (SOFEX 2007). Photo-Real and Photo-Stealth are trademarks of Military Wraps and are in patent pending. This technology is ” a direct result of daily feedback from specific battlefields from all over the globe”.

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Category: Military Research and Development,Military Technology News,News

Nordenfelt gun

Writing by admin on Tuesday, 6 of November , 2007 at 8:17 pm

The Nordenfelt gun was designed by Swedish engineer Helge Palmcrantz as a multiple barrel machine gun.
The machine gun had a maximum of twelve barrels and was manufactured for calibres up to 25 mm.

The mechanism which loaded and fired the gun was patented in 1873 and consisted of a lever moved backwards and forwards.

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Category: European Military Weapons,Historical,Military Weapons,Videos

McDonell XF-85 Goblin

Writing by admin on Sunday, 4 of November , 2007 at 9:10 pm

Soon after World War II, one of the most amazing jet fighters was conceived for the US Air Force: the McDonell XF-85 Goblin, known as the “Flying Egg” because of its very small size ( only 4.5 meters in length ) and rotund appearance. The XF-85 Goblin was designed to be carried inside the bomb bays of giant strategic bombers and deployed in case of enemy attack. The giant Convair B-36 strategic bomber was to play the role of mothership for this little parasite aircraft. (Read more…)

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Category: Experimental,Historical,Military Aircraft,US Military Aircraft,Videos

Merkava Mark 4 main battle tank

Writing by admin on Sunday, 4 of November , 2007 at 4:19 pm

The Merkava Mark 4 is the latest main battle tank to enter service with the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). Tracing its roots way back to the 1960s, the Merkava ( Hebrew for chariot ) was named after the IDF development program launched to design and manufacture a main battle tank domestically. The Merkava Mark 4 is probably the best protected tank in the world.

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P-47 Thunderbolt Gun Cam

Writing by admin on Saturday, 3 of November , 2007 at 9:35 pm

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Dassault Mirage 2000

Writing by admin on Saturday, 3 of November , 2007 at 5:25 pm

The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a highly successful multirole combat jet fighter manufactured by Dassault Aviation of France. The Mirage 2000 has been in service with the French Air Force ( Armee de l’Air ) since 1984 and eight more countries have Mirage 2000 fighters in service. There is no doubt the Mirage 2000 is an elegant airplane, with the delta wing configuration and lack of tail planes. Among other things the Mirage 2000 was the first aerodynamically unstable fighter jet with full fly-by-wire and a couple of years ago reached movie stardom level in the French production ” Les Chevaliers du Ciel” ( Knights of the Sky ) aka ” Skyfighters”. (Read more…)

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Abandoned Russian airplanes

Writing by admin on Saturday, 3 of November , 2007 at 3:28 pm

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Category: Military Aircraft,Russian Military Aircraft

F-16 Falcon vs F-14 Tomcat Dogfight

Writing by admin on Friday, 2 of November , 2007 at 10:39 pm

Dissimilar air combat training ( DACT ) was introduced as a formal US air combat training during the Vietnam war, following the 9 to 1 kill ratio of North Korean MiGs over US air assets. Thus Topgun was introduced. The idea of the DACT is to place pilots in simulated aerial combat using different types of aircraft ( rather then have them using the same type ) in order to understand the value of knowing the enemy’s weak points. Here is a video of Topgun DACT featuring the US Navy F-16 Falcon versus the F-14 Tomcat . The instructors, flying the Vipers, play the role of aggressors while the students fly the Tomcats. Seems the students still have something to learn. (Read more…)

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Denel AH-2 Rooivalk attack helicopter

Writing by admin on Wednesday, 31 of October , 2007 at 12:16 am

The Denel AH-2 Rooivalk is a modern attack helicopter manufactured in South Africa by Denel Aerospace Systems, a division of Denel Ltd. 12 of these helicopters were ordered by the South African Air Force. The first helicopter entered service with the South African Air Force in 1999 and by April 2005 only six Rooivalk were operational as part of the 16 Squadron, which is based at AFB Bloemspruit near Bloemfontein.

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SAAB JAS 39 Gripen

Writing by admin on Monday, 29 of October , 2007 at 4:12 pm

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is the first new-generation multi-role/swing-role fighter to enter service worldwide and combines high performance, outstanding maneuverability and fully integrated information and weapons systems for all air combat situations.
Offering an unrivaled mix of simplicity and sophistication to defeat all present and future threats, it is the world’s most capable and cost-effective combat aircraft in operation today. (Read more…)

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Category: European Military Aircraft,Military Aircraft,Videos

Metal Storm

Writing by admin on Friday, 26 of October , 2007 at 8:37 pm

Metal Storm Limited is an Australian company based in Brisbane that developed the electronically initiated stacked projectile weapons technology. What is most impressive about this new system is the 1 million rounds per minute rate of fire it can achieve without using moving parts, making it more reliable and easy to use.
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