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  • 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....
  • What is the best weapon for my wife?

    09/04/2005 7:46:39 PM PDT · by Shazbot29 · 97 replies · 4,126+ views
    Me | 9/4/2005 | Me
    My wife, after years (since marriage) of not wanting guns in the house saw what happened in NO and realized that some people beome barbarians at the drop of a hat. We are in earthquake country and she now knows she needs to be armed (as should I). She is very slight and tiny, so she needs maximum blasting power with minimum recoil. And I don't have a lot of money to spend. The good news is that my wife understands the statement I taught her: Never point a weapon at anything you don't want to kill and always kill...
  • Ill-equipped soldiers use excess force

    07/28/2005 8:24:10 AM PDT · by petro45acp · 71 replies · 1,377+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2005 | Rowan Scarborough
    U.S. Army soldiers have used "excessive" and "unauthorized deadly force" in Iraq to defend supply convoys because they did not have the proper weapons, according to a commander's secret internal memorandum. The memo says soldiers need precision-guided pistols, in addition to heavy-fire machine guns, to ensure that innocent people are not killed. The memo was written by Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Chaves, who commands an Army National Guard brigade that performs the perilous job of guarding convoys that move in and out of Camp Anaconda, a sprawling logistics base near Balad, north of Baghdad... ...In the March 15 memo, Gen....
  • The first half of the 109th session of congress is winding down, more ACTIVISM from NFA-RKBA support

    07/21/2005 1:02:56 AM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 2 replies · 433+ views
    NFA Owners Association ^ | 7/20/05 | Richard SIA
    [b]The first half of the 109th session of congress is winding down, more ACTIVISM from NFA-RKBA supporters is critical! [/b] I would have preferred to post this under "Activism", but this section appears to get the most traffic. We need all of our members and lurkers to get much more active, congress is historically much braver regarding "controversial*" legislation in the first half of each session. In the second half they begin covering their back's in preparation for the next election! The author's of the several bills we support in our mission statement all took a significant career chance in...
  • Jihad With or Without Nukes--Take Your Pick - (every liberal in the world should read this!)

    06/26/2005 9:15:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,384+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JUNE 27, 2005 | RAYMOND S. KRAFT
    While I agree completely that President Bush has done a poor job of explaining the need for the Iraq War (and I cannot explain why, although the Stratfor analysis may be the correct one), I explained it in the article "It Will Be The End of Liberalism" last October. (http://www.chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=10276). I can summarize it very quickly. A century from now, maybe a half century from now, the world will either resemble the US - dominated by regimes that protect political freedom, religious freedom, economic freedom, and representative government of some kind - or it will be the Third Caliphate -...
  • Analysts missed Chinese buildup

    06/14/2005 8:23:40 PM PDT · by texas_mrs · 13 replies · 487+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 09, 2005 | Bill Gertz
    A highly classified intelligence report produced for the new director of national intelligence concludes that U.S. spy agencies failed to recognize several key military developments in China in the past decade, The Washington Times has learned. The report was created by several current and former intelligence officials and concludes that U.S. agencies missed more than a dozen Chinese military developments, according to officials familiar with the report. The report blames excessive secrecy on China's part for the failures, but critics say intelligence specialists are to blame for playing down or dismissing evidence of growing Chinese military capabilities.
  • Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2005, H.R. 2088

    05/07/2005 12:40:33 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 97 replies · 1,768+ views
    NFA Owners Association, Thomas Register. ^ | 5/7/05 | Richard Brengman
    Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2005 (Introduced in House) HR 2088 IH 109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2088 To provide an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 4, 2005 Mr. GIBBONS (for himself, Mr. OTTER, Mr. KENNEDY of Minnesota, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. JONES of North Carolina, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Mr. CANNON, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. GOODE, Mr. KINGSTON, Mr. BRADLEY of New Hampshire, Mr. TERRY, Mr. BAKER, Mr. WHITFIELD, Mr. BARRETT of...
  • HR 1603, Fairness in Firearm Testing Act. (Introduced in the house)

    04/16/2005 6:11:15 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 5 replies · 1,015+ views
    NFA Owners Association, Thomas Register. ^ | 4/16/05 | Richard Brengman
    As many here well know, ATFE-Tech has a miserable record of inconsistent and irrational "ruling's" in regard to disqualifying products and prosecuting individuals for technical violations of the NFA-34. This bill may be the ONLY way to compel ATFE to begin acting honestly and professionally. The bill needs our urgent attention, it currently has ZERO cosponsors and will die in committee unless RKBA people take heed of the good it can do and voice their strong support. ---------------------------------------------- [b]HR 1603 Fairness in Firearm Testing Act. CTXT[/b] Posted By: Richard/SIA, O7/C2 & NRA-ILA EVC Date: 4/16/05 20:54 Full text, as promised....
  • Nevada AB-232, CCW "On the person" and interstate carry for L.E.

    03/28/2005 9:46:21 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 498+ views
    3/28/05 | Richard SIA
    AB-232 was heard in the Nevada assembly judiciary committee today. I attended the hearing, paid lobbyist John L. Wagner was the only one there who I recognized. AB-232 does two things. 1. As used in this section, “upon a person” means actually on a person or in a container carried by a person". It would codify the current A.G Opinion allowing firearms carry in a vehicle. This "upon the person" language may be important, as it would prevent a future A.G. easily taking vehicle carry away from us by merely changing the opinion. The point was brought up that the...
  • Hearing on Pro-Gun AB 232, NV assembly, Monday, 9:30 AM!

    03/24/2005 4:39:32 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 1 replies · 395+ views
    E-mail, NRA alert. | 3/24/05 | Richard SIA
    Assembly Bill 232 A pro-gun right's bill in Nevada! Assembly Bill 232, a bill supported by the NRA and many other pro-RKBA Nevadan's. Introduced by Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, is slated to be heard on Monday, March 28th at 9:30 a.m. before the Assembly Judiciary Committee in Carson City. AB 232 seeks to clarify Nevada's definition of concealed carry by defining "upon the person" to mean actually on the person or in a container carried by the person. AB 232 will also amend state law to allow for compliance with the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, which...
  • Rice warns Europe on arms sales

    03/21/2005 12:49:52 AM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 708+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | March 21, 2005 | Nicholas Kralev
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Rice warns Europe on arms salesBy Nicholas KralevTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished March 21, 2005 BEIJING -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Europe in unusually blunt language yesterday that it should not contribute to China's military buildup by selling it weapons and arms technology.     She argued that U.S. forces deployed to defend places such as Taiwan, South Korea and Japan could one day suffer if the European Union goes ahead with plans to lift a 16-year-old embargo on weapons sales to China.     "It is the United States not Europe that has defended the Pacific," she said as...
  • New RKBA pro-NFA group formed!

    01/09/2005 11:17:13 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 6 replies · 325+ views
    Richard/SIA ^ | 1/9/05 | Self
    New RKBA pro-NFA group formed! The url is: http://www.machinegunner.com/phpBB2/ Our main focus is reform of ATFE via congress. We have several goals, some more immediate than others. Forcing ATFE to treat all law abiding NFA enthusiast with the respect any American is entitled to expect from their government's agents. Getting ATFE to correct the errors in the NFRTR. Getting an accurate accounting of where the $1,000,000 previously appropriated by congress to "fix" the NFRTR went. A minimum level of competence for ATFE Tech Branch. Making ATFE Tech decisions binding on ATFE. Support for the proposed VHFA bill in congress. Repeal...
  • A World Without Guns

    12/31/2004 2:34:39 PM PST · by jkid2 · 80 replies · 2,401+ views
    www.nationalreview.com ^ | December 5, 2001 | Dave Kopel
    Imagine the world without guns" was a bumper sticker that began making the rounds after the murder of ex-Beatle John Lennon on December 18, 1980. Last year, Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, followed up on that sentiment by announcing she would become a spokeswoman for Handgun Control, Inc. (which later changed its name to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and which was previously named the National Council to Control Handguns). So let's try hard to imagine what a world without guns would look like. It isn't hard to do. But be forewarned: It's not a pretty picture...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 726 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Pentagon Plans God-like Internet

    11/13/2004 2:01:54 PM PST · by wagglebee · 56 replies · 1,285+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/13/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Peter Teets, under secretary of the Air Force, has told Congress that a new military Internet being ramped up, would allow “marines in a Humvee, in a faraway land, in the middle of a rainstorm, to open up their laptops, request imagery” from a spy satellite, and “get it downloaded within seconds,” according to a report in the NY Times. Calling its secure network the Global Information Grid, or GIG, the Pentagon concedes, however, that the project may consume two decades and hundreds of billions of dollars to build. Providing the connections to run the war net, for instance, will...
  • Neanderthal Extinction Pieced Together

    01/27/2004 1:31:28 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 87 replies · 8,250+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 1/27/04 | Jennifer Viegas
    Jan. 27, 2004 — In a prehistoric battle for survival, Neanderthals had to compete against modern humans and were wiped off the face of the Earth, according to a new study on life in Europe from 60,000 to 25,000 years ago. The findings, compiled by 30 scientists, were based on extensive data from sediment cores, archaeological artifacts such as fossils and tools, radiometric dating, and climate models. The collected information was part of a project known as Stage 3, which refers to the time period analyzed. The number three also seems significant in terms of why the Neanderthals became extinct....
  • New Weaponry Fine-Tuned for Fighting Terrorists

    04/01/2004 6:53:42 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 7 replies · 185+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, April 01, 2004 | By Peter Brownfeld
    <p>WASHINGTON — The Comanche (search) is out. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (search) and nuclear-tipped bunker busters (search) are in.</p> <p>The weapons are just three of the armaments affected by the Pentagon's plan to transform the military from one designed to fight Soviet armies in Europe to one that can target terrorists worldwide.</p>
  • Rangers review Javelin 'flawless' effectiveness during OIF

    08/12/2003 3:42:00 PM PDT · by Spruce · 20 replies · 684+ views
    Army News ^ | Aug. 11, 2003 | Pfc. David Foley
    Rangers review Javelin 'flawless' effectiveness during OIF By Pfc. David FoleyAugust 11, 2003 A two-man team fires an anti-armor missile from a Javelin. FORT BENNING, Ga. (Army News Service, Aug. 11, 2003) -- Four Rangers who used the Javelin handheld anti-armor missile system during operations in Iraq and one who fired it while training at Fort Benning spoke about their experiences during a meeting here July 31. Sgt. Jason Witmer, Cpl. Jeremy Mumma, Spc. Matthew Pickell and Spc. Michael Kithcart, all with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, told a group of Javelin manufacturers and post officials how...
  • Pentagon Report: China's Space Warfare Tactics Aimed at U.S. Supremacy

    08/01/2003 8:45:17 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 341+ views
    Space.com ^ | 8/1/03 | Leonard David
    China appears to be sharpening its war fighting space skills, from creating anti-satellite weaponry, building new classes of heavy-lift and small boosters, as well as improving an array of military space systems. That judgment comes courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) which earlier this week released its annual report to Congress: The Military Power of the People's Republic of China. The report focuses on the current and probable future course of that country's growing military-technological prowess, including the use of space to assure military advantage. Anti-satellite laser workFlagged in the report is China's work in electronic warfare. In...
  • IDF Beginning The Changeover From M-16 to Tavor T.A.R.-21

    07/21/2003 12:58:43 PM PDT · by yonif · 117 replies · 9,721+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 21:21 Jul. 21, '03 / 21 Tammuz 5763
    (IsraelNN.com) The Defense Ministry has decided to begin the changeover from the M-16 to the Israel Military Industries Tavor T.A.R.-21 assault rifle. The weapon will be distributed to army infantry units. The first order calls for 15,000 pieces.
  • Electromagnetic weapons Come fry with me

    02/06/2003 11:51:43 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 6 replies · 216+ views
    From The Economist print edition ^ | Jan 30th 2003 | From The Economist print edition
    Experimental electromagnetic weaponry may soon see combat use THE first well-known strategic weapon was the Trojan horse, which allowed the Greeks to capture Troy without damaging the city's walls. If comments last year by Donald Rumsfeld, America's defence secretary, are to be believed, new electromagnetic weapons may yet allow America to do the same to Baghdad. This would, some think, represent the first combat use of such weaponry. Using different types of electromagnetic energy (the same stuff as radio waves, X-rays and light), these weapons are able to destroy electronic systems and temporarily incapacitate people, all without the mess of...
  • Israeli weapons bear an embarrassing label: made in USA

    03/23/2002 10:29:37 PM PST · by Samir · 175 replies · 633+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | March 23 2002 | Paul McGeough
    British objections to the use of British-supplied weapons in Israel's latest military push against the Palestinians have focused new attention on the United States' reluctance to restrain Israel's use of the multi-billion-dollar, high-tech arms it sells to the Jewish state each year. The US is embarrassed by the high profile given to some of its machinery in the occupied territories - particularly its F-16 fighter jets, in missile strikes against police stations and other public buildings, and its Apache attack helicopters, in Israel's controversial campaign to assassinate Palestinian militants. But the Administration has refused to go public with its growing...