German Rheinmetall showcases new sea-based anti-drone laser system

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German defense contractor Rheinmetall Defense Electronics showcased a new sea-based anti-drone laser system at the Defense and Security Equipment Industry in London,. The system, according to Chinese web site qq.com, features not one but four high energy lasers (HEL) mounted on turret, making it look like some kind of laser gun.

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FBI sees driverless cars as a ‘potential lethal weapon’

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FBI is more optimistic about the benefits of driverless cars when it comes to surveillance efforts.

Self-driving cars are a “potential lethal weapon,” but could make surveillance “more effective and easier,” according to FBI claims in an internal report surfaced by the Guardian.

 

 

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Lockheed Martin’s SPAN spy rock could be the military’s new secret weapon

The surveillance technology is so small it can fit in a rock.

Lockheed Martin showcased developments in their surveillance technology called SPAN (Self-Powered Ad-hoc Network) at the annual AUSA Army meeting in Washington, D.C. last week. SPAN, a “covert, perpetually self-powered wireless sensor network” that can provide “unobtrusive, continuous surveillance” in units so small they can fit in a rock.

 

 

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‘The Liberator’ – world’s first entirely 3D printed gun

“The Liberator” 3D printed gun

“The Liberator,” a 3D printed gun made by Cody Wilson, the 25-year-old University of Texas law student who was the star of Motherboard’s documentary Click. Print. Gun. Wilson has built the prototype weapon and has released the CAD files for the gun to the public. Basically, anyone will then be able to print the weapon with no background checks or serial numbers.

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Futuristic speech-jamming gun immediately silences you whether you like it or not

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This delayed auditory feedback device makes it all but impossible for a human to speak.

Humans have been inventing new uses for guns ever since the first one was invented.  Some guns shoot bullets; other guns shoot lasers. But a new gun that is a little strange and unsettling is being developed by Japanese researchers.  The new gun shoots sound waves in an effort to disrupt and silence anyone who dares speak out of turn.

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Laser Cannons Could Defend Ships Against Pirates

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Lasers cannons could be mounted on ships and boats to help fight off pirates attempting to board the vessels.

British engineers are developing a new type of defense system that uses lasers to incapacitate pirates by dazzling them as they approach a ship.  Lasers cannons could be mounted on ships and boats to help fight off pirates attempting to board the vessels.

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People Shooting at Wind Turbines in Michigan, ElsewherePeople Shooting at Wind Turbines in Michigan, Elsewhere

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Turbines are not for target practice.

So I heard a TV news report about gunfire that shut down a wind turbine park in Michigan’s Thumb. And I went looking for more information on the Internet. It wasn’t an easy find, though. Seems shooting bullets at wind farms is nothing new. The Michigan incident is just the latest episode of upset people taking out their anger on defenseless nacelles, blades and, in this case, transformers.

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Navy Sets World Record with Electromagnetic Railgun That Can Hit a Target Over 100 Miles Away

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Electromagnetic Railgun

In 2025, how does the Navy envision it’ll be combatting insurgents and terrorists in hostile regions? By shooting them down from over 100 miles away with electromagnetic railguns that can approach targets in six minutes.

 

 

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Raytheon Unveils It’s Anti-Aircraft Laser

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Raytheon’s anti-aircraft laser

American defense firm Raytheon unveiled its anti-aircraft laser, of all places, at an airshow in England. Called the Laser Close-In Weapon System, Raytheon said the 50 kilowatt beam it produces can be used against aircraft, mortars, rockets, and small surface ships, and has already been tested against unmanned aerial vehicles. (Video)

 

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Burma’s Military Trying to Make a Nuclear Bomb

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Myanmar’s General Than Shwe

Burma’s military regime is trying to develop a clandestine nuclear programme with the aim of producing a nuclear bomb, according to a new study.  The five-year investigation by the Norway-based Democratic Voice of Burma concluded that the southeast Asian country’s ruling generals were a long way from producing a nuclear weapon but had gone to great lengths to acquire the necessary technology and knowledge.

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