Weapon Wednesday – New Howitzer breaks old Distance Record

erca
U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has dramatically increased the range of its howitzer guns, setting a new distance record. read more

Weapon Wednesday – A Machine Gun Snow Sled? I Want One!

Is this not the coolest winter toy ever?!!

rnlmc
Facebook
  • The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps (RNLMC) showed off a new snow sled system on Facebook.
  • The system is designed to be towed behind a tracked all-terrain vehicle.
  • The sled can carry Marines, cargo, or even an M240 machine gun. read more

New M1 Abrams Tank-Bridge

jab bridge
Leonardo DRS
  • The Joint Assault Bridge (JAB) is designed to lay bridges over water and other obstacles.
  • The JAB ensures that Army units always have a portable bridge handy capable of handling the weight of tanks.
  • The new bridge layer replaces an older model that’s more than 50 years old. read more

Weapon Wednesday – The Rheinmetall Mission Master

The Mission Master – Armed Reconnaissance robot
The Mission Master – Armed Reconnaissance robot
Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall has unveiled its latest armed battlefield robot designed for tactical intelligence gathering and combat support. Part of the company’s Mission Master Autonomous – Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV) family, the Mission Master – Armed Reconnaissance system is capable of not only carrying out recon missions, but also providing fire support for troops.

read more

Weapon Wednesday – Tracking Invisible Subs

search for missing flight mh370 shifts to underwater mission
PoolGetty Images
  • The U.S. Navy is testing a new radar pod that can detect submarines.
  • The pod would be mounted on the service’s new P-8 Poseidon aircraft.
  • The system uses radar to spot otherwise untraceable wakes left by subs underwater. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Air Force Death Ray Jet Fighters

f 16, laser
YouTube
  • The U.S. Air Force is working with Lockheed Martin to deploy lasers on fighter jets by 2025.
  • The SHiELD program will allow fighter jets to shoot down incoming missiles.
  • Unlike guns, lasers have an almost infinite ammunition supply. read more

Weapon Wednesday – U.S. Navy Wants Norwegian Underground Lair

olavsvern

Erlend Hammer

Weapon Wednesday – The i9 Armed CQB Drone

palestinian israel conflict gaza

MAHMUD HAMSGetty Images
  • The United Kingdom has developed a new drone devoted strictly to battlefield combat.
  • The drone uses sensors and machine vision technology to detect targets.
  • Once located, the drone can blast away at the target with twin shotguns. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Navy Destroyer Flies the Jolly Roger

200921 n vq841 1014 everett, wash sep 21, 2020 guided missile destroyer uss kidd ddg 100 pulls into its homeport of naval station everett nse uss kidd is returning following the ship’s deployment to the us 4th fleet area of operations us navy photo by mass communication specialist 3rd class ethan sotoreleased

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Soto
  • The guided missile destroyer USS Kidd was recently spotted flying a Jolly Roger flag.
  • The flag is a nod to Rear Admiral Kidd’s nickname, “Cap,” itself a reference to the notorious Captain Kidd the pirate.
  • The Navy destroyer is adorned with the skull and crossbones of the Jolly Roger, from the flag to steel doors.

read more

Weapon Wednesday – Air Force’s New Secret Jet

ngad

U.S. Air Force
  • The U.S. Air Force announced it has already flown a new prototype fighter.
  • We know virtually nothing about the new plane … other than it exists.
  • Most observers did not expect a new fighter for another decade.

read more