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  • Russian military showing capabilities no-one expected

    10/29/2015 7:37:20 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 81 replies
    9 News ( Australia) ^ | 10:17am October 30, 2015 | Brandon Livesay
    Russia has been flexing its military might in Syria and the sheer power and capability on display has left Western analysts shocked. As Vladimir Putin ramps up attacks on ISIL, the true power the Russian president wields has become more apparent. The latest video to emerge from the battlefields shows a mountain under fire from Russian flamethrower missiles known as the 'Blazing Sun'. The explosion from these high-powered weapons triggers a wave of heat 1000°C which burns all of the oxygen nearby, leaving victims unable to breathe. This war machine has been used by the Russian military for years, but...
  • Silly designquestions for you all

    12/30/2012 8:35:51 AM PST · by Hardraade · 33 replies
    Hardraade
    This is a typical howto-question. Take a typical 7.62 bullet. Posit that it knows exactly where it is, and where it should be. How do you change direction, with the equipent being small enough to fit onboard with the position sensor?
  • There's a new gun in town

    02/02/2012 8:32:32 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 78 replies · 1+ views
    www.youtube.com ^ | 02/03/2012 | WesternCulture
    This extremely mobile, swift, hard-hitting gun (see clips below) is an example of what could be accomplished by a small, well run country devoted to advanced engineering. - Did I just sound like I'm being from North Korea? I apologize. I'm Scandinavian. Anyhow, weapons like these, undeniably, provide my PC Sweden with the privilige of being the foremost pacifist nation on Earth. Like it or not, my country has been very successful in fighting Islamofascism. Not because we're more fanatic than those idiots are, but because we're better organized and equipped. Yes, Sweden has enjoyed peace for over 200 years....
  • US wants bunker-buster fast, denies Iran is reason

    10/13/2009 8:05:30 AM PDT · by null and void · 25 replies · 806+ views
    MyWay/AP ^ | Oct 13, 6:35 AM (ET) | ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is speeding up delivery of a colossal bomb designed to destroy hidden weapons bunkers buried underground and shielded by 10,000 pounds of reinforced concrete. Call it Plan B for dealing with Iran, which recently revealed a long-suspected nuclear site deep inside a mountain near the holy city of Qom. The 15-ton behemoth will be the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal. "I don't think anybody can divine potential targets," Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said. The administration has been careful not to take military action off the table even as it reaches out to...
  • 'LAF set to receive Iranian weaponry' (Lebanon)

    09/02/2009 6:40:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 269+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/2/09 | staff
    The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) has accepted an offer by Iran to provide it with weapons produced by the Iranian defense industries, a newspaper in Lebanon reported on Wednesday. According to Al-Akhbar, the proposal was sent from the Iranian Embassy in Beirut. In their response, LAF officers said the army was in need of anti-aircraft weaponry. Israeli officials have expressed concern that the existence of such weapons in Lebanon, whether in the hands of Hizbullah or the army, would constitute a change in the strategic balance between Israel and Lebanon.
  • Kel-Tec PLR-16 Pistol: It’s not an AR, but it can take AR magazines. What is this…this thing?

    07/16/2009 2:45:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 4,225+ views
    The American Rifleman ^ | July 2009 | Ed Friedman
    Looking at this gun may make you recall a song on Metallica's seminal "Master of Puppets" album. Though James Hetfield sang about a mythic beast from Lovecraft novels, "The Thing That Should Not Be" could be misconstrued by the ignorant to refer to the Kel-Tec PLR-16 Pistol. It doesn't look like anything we've seen before. It's a handgun, but it has a 9.2-inch barrel. It uses a gas piston system, but the same breech-locking mechanism found on ARs. It's not an AR, but it can take AR magazines. What is this...this thing? It's one heck of a fun handgun. Despite...
  • More warporn: New bunker buster carries extra nuance for Iran (blows thru 20 feet of solid concrete)

    03/03/2008 11:46:10 AM PST · by jdm · 18 replies · 134+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 03, 2008 | Allahpundit
    There are three ways to deal with Iranian nukes: (1) new rounds of pointless UN sanctions like the one we got today; (2) a sturdy wallop of Hope and Change, to inspire them into submission; or (3) the last resort. Further to the third, enjoy Danger Room’s update to this item from last April about Tehran manufacturing concrete so super-reinforced that bunkers built with it might be impenetrable to all conventional ordnance, and maybe some not so convention too. The more immovable the object is, the more irresistible the force must be. Enter the BROACH. VIDEO
  • George Bush to Push $20bn Saudi Arms Deal

    01/13/2008 5:55:06 PM PST · by america4vr · 21 replies · 151+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | January 13, 2008 | Carolynne Wheeler
    US president George W. Bush is to promise $20 billion in advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia as he travels through the Gulf states to garner support for further sanctions against Iran. Yet even that gesture will not be enough to convince moderate Arab states to shun Iran, in a sign of its growing status as a Muslim world superpower. The weapons deal, which is to include precision-guided missiles, first surfaced last autumn but was postponed over opposition in the US Congress. Now the Bush administration is to notify Congress on Monday of its intent to conclude the deal, as Mr...
  • Cold War Weaponry To Tackle Superbugs (UK)

    10/28/2007 3:14:22 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 201+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-28-2007 | Gary Cleland
    Cold war weaponry to tackle superbugs By Gary Cleland Last Updated: 5:47pm GMT 28/10/2007 Technology developed to protect Britain from biological weapons is being redeployed into hospitals to help destroy superbugs. Among the first hospital trusts to install the air disinfection units will be Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, where at least 90 people died from the bug Clostridium difficile. The machines, first developed at the British defence establishment Porton Down in the 1960s, have been approved by an NHS ethics committee after trials at hospitals in Sunderland, Manchester and Carlisle. Tests showed the machines are capable of killing...
  • Future of U.S. weaponry unveiled (plastic ice)

    01/30/2007 3:04:33 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 697+ views
    Cosmos | AFP ^ | 1/30/07
    WASHINGTON: Star Wars-style ray guns and plastic ice-slicks could be the future of weaponry, according to the U.S. Department of Defence. DARPA, the Pentagon's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, envisions fleeing Iraqi insurgents slipping on artificial ice sprayed on the road and an angry mob in Afghanistan dispersed by non-lethal ray gun blasts. The agency sponsors research into numerous aspects of military operations, particularly technology, it claims, "where risk and payoff are both very high and where success may provide dramatic advances for traditional military roles and missions." The artificial black ice is one of its newest projects. DARPA recently...
  • Alarm over China's arms pursuit - in space

    11/22/2006 7:11:31 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 2 replies · 333+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | 20 Nov 2006 | Peter N. Spotts
    A report presses for US-China talks over space weaponry. New alarms are sounding over signs that China may be developing space weapons, reinforcing suspicions that the People's Liberation Army is increasingly interested in the final frontier as a theater of war. The latest alert came Thursday from an independent panel - created by Congress to assess the economic and security situations in China - that questions Chinese intentions and urges lawmakers to lean on the Bush administration to talk with Beijing about curtailing space militarization. Specifically, the annual report of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission urges the US...
  • Group: Lab breach bigger than thought [Los Alamos]

    11/03/2006 3:59:46 AM PST · by Donna Lee Nardo · 16 replies · 771+ views
    News & Observer ^ | 11/02/06 | Deborah Baker
    Group: Lab breach bigger than thought By Deborah Baker, Associated Press Writer 11/2/06 SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A former nuclear weapons lab contract worker took home not only classified information on a portable computer storage drive, but also about 200 pages of printed documents, her lawyer said Thursday. The confirmation of the papers follows a watchdog group's report that an internal memo from the Los Alamos National Laboratory indicates the amount of classified information found at the woman's home is substantially larger than first thought. Nuclear Watch New Mexico, an activist organization, reported that the memo appeared to be...
  • Nevada Sheriff's & Police Association opposing Pro-RKBA bill!

    09/13/2006 4:21:46 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 11 replies · 1,994+ views
    HCI, Brady Campaign. ^ | 9/13/06 | Richard Brengman
    The "Brady Campaign" is trying hard to derail or ruin H.R. 5005, the “FIREARMS CORRECTIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS ACT” ! It would be interesting to know who the 35 Police Chiefs are who aren't willing to admit to the public that they're against the bill. I was initially skeptical that the the Nevada Sheriff's and Chief's Association was supporting the "Brady" bunch on this, so I PERSONALLY confirmed it. Here is the contact information for the association lobbyist and president. Nevada Sheriffs & Chiefs Association Lobbyist, Frank Adams 866-266-9870 Cell, 702/379-6591 President, No. LV Sheriff, Mark Paresi (702) 633-1837 This association...
  • U.N. force in Lebanon getting weaponry

    08/31/2006 5:19:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 449+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/31/06 | Todd Pitman - ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - The U.N. force in Lebanon will soon receive the first real boost in weapons and manpower: one battalion each of Italian and French troops with heavy armor, including tanks and artillery, officials said Thursday. Nearly 1,000 Italian soldiers are due in the war-battered southern port of Tyre on Saturday, the largest addition yet to the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon, or UNIFIL, spokesman Alexander Ivanko told The Associated Press. So far, only 250 extra French troops have arrived since a Security Council resolution promising an expanded U.N. force halted a month of fierce clashes between Israel and...
  • Jim Gibbons not afraid to take on Fed. agencies.

    08/07/2006 10:14:55 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 512+ views
    FR thread archive. ^ | 8/7/06 | Richard/SIA
    More proof that Jim Gibbons does not just talk about reforming out of control Gov. Org. agencies, he actually takes steps to expose their abuses. In this archived thread we see that he has even taken BATFE to task, they really hated having to admit to their data-base errors! Link to thread, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549185/posts
  • RUSSIA VERSUS AMERICAN SPACE STRATEGY

    06/13/2006 12:08:23 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 58 replies · 807+ views
    American Foreign Policy Council ^ | 06/12/06 | Ilan Berman, ed.
    MISSILE DEFENSE BRIEFING REPORT NO. 203 Observers are warning that American plans for the deployment of space-based defenses are creating a major strategic challenge for Russia. The expected release of a new space doctrine authorizing the deployment of space-based interceptors will force Russia to "create a new theater of war, resume an unprecedented arms race, and search for an 'adequate response,'" writes commentator Andrei Kislyakov in a June 12th analysis for RIA Novosti. That response, Kislyakov says, could include the reconstitution of a robust Russian anti-satellite effort, as well as an acceleration of the Russian government's work on intercontinental ballistic...
  • Iran Confirms Uranium Enrichment Activities

    02/14/2006 8:35:20 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 16 replies · 344+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/14/2006 | EagleUSA
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has resumed small-scale enrichment of uranium, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said Tuesday, showing the country was determined to proceed with its atomic development despite international moves to restrict it. The world has long sought to stop Iran from enriching uranium, fearing that the process would bring it to the threshhold of possessing nuclear bombs. On Feb. 4, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported Iran to the U.N. Security Council and simultaneously called on its government to suspend all enrichment-related activities. Instead, the Iranian government decided to suspend certain aspects of its cooperation with the IAEA...
  • US military sets laser PHASRs to stun

    02/03/2006 10:23:07 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 11 replies · 696+ views
    New Scientist ^ | November 7, | Will Knight
    The US government has unveiled a "non-lethal" laser rifle designed to dazzle enemy personnel without causing them permanent harm. But the device will require close scrutiny to ensure compliance with a United Nations protocol on blinding laser weapons. The Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response (PHASR) rifle was developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory in New Mexico, US, and two prototypes have been delivered to military bases in Texas and Virginia for further testing. The US Department of Defense (DoD) believes the weapon could be used, for example, to temporarily blind suspects who drive through a roadblock. However, the DoD...
  • Nevada CCW's again replace "Brady" check!

    01/07/2006 12:39:41 AM PST · by Richard-SIA · 2 replies · 1,027+ views
    Self. | 1/7/06 | Richard/SIA
    I found out today that ATFE has reinstated the ability of Nevada CCW holders to use their Nevada CCW permits as an alternative to the $25 Point Of Sale contact in filling out the form 4473 required with each firearm sale. This is GREAT news, and a testament to the power of gun owner activism. Initially the Nevada Chief's and Sheriff's Association thought they could simply shrug off the results of several of their members failing an ATFE audit. Their failing the audit resulted in ATFE announcing that Nevada CCW's would no longer be accepted in lieu of a requirement...
  • The Protection Of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act, H.R. 800, VOTE TODAY!

    10/20/2005 1:14:04 AM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 24 replies · 1,822+ views
    10/20/05 | Richard/SIA
    H.R. 800/S. 397 to be voted on today! Call congress ASAP! It is time to pass the Lawful Commerce In Firearms Protection Act, no more delays, let's get it done TODAY! The House is scheduled to bring up H.R. 800/S. 397 for a vote today. (Thursday). We need to continue fighting for the CLEAN version of the bill to protect gun makers from HCI's predatory lawsuits, H.R. 800). It is imperative that you make your last-minute calls to the Hill in support of H.R. 800, especially if you have not done so already. Please ask your Representative to oppose S....