Posted by Henry Thomas on May 27, 2016 in Military, Tactics | Comments Off on World’s most expensive military wonder machines
It is a well-known fact that the most powerful countries nowadays often spend their money on military equipment and new military technology which makes the proverb “money makes the world go round” truthful. The country that spends the most of its resources on its military force is, of course, the USA, but it isn’t the only country that can be proud of its military achievements and equipment, Great Britain, China and Russia also have their own military wonders. However, the World’s most expensive military machines are made in the USA.
The INS Vikramaditya is a worth somewhere about two and a half billion dollars, and it is a Russian aircraft carrier purchased by India’s military force. This aircraft carrier capacity is by far the largest among aircraft carriers; it can support up to 2000 personnel and more than 30 aircraft such as planes and helicopters, which is not a wonder since it weighs almost 50,000 tons. This warship has a range of seven thousand nautical miles, which is one of the things Vikramaditya became the most wanted ship in the World.
Virginia Class Submarine, an American military submarine, priced exactly at 2.5 billion dollars is a multifunctional submarine. Shallow water, deep water, this sub is perfect for any type of water combat, and all that thanks to its power supply system and outstanding weaponry. Nuclear reactor combined with turbine engines and a pump jet provides the Virginia Class submarine with unlimited power supply. Vertical missile launchers and torpedo tubes make Virginia one of the most intimidating submarines out there.
Even though usually warships and submarines are the highest priced army machines, this B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber found its place on the list of the most expensive military vehicles and its price is almost the same as the Virginia Class Submarine. Its value reaches 2.4 billion dollars. This long-range bomber includes one of the military vehicles with the most advanced technology and outstanding design. Except its distinctive look, it is radiation protected and can carry up to 50,000 pounds of weapons. The shape of this vehicle improves its stealth capability and entirely hides its engines.
The USS America is one of the latest designed military vehicles, and it belongs to none other than the USA’s navy. It is, by far, the most expensive warship there is, and it’s priced at 3.5 billion dollars. It includes gas fuelled turbine system and has a range of 11,000 nautical miles which is four thousand nautical miles more than Russian Vikramaditya, and it can carry up to four planes more than that aircraft.
HMS Queen Elizabeth is United Kingdom’s biggest and most expensive warship, and it costs about 9 and a half billion dollars. It weighs about 70,000 tons, and it has a range of 10,000 nautical miles which is pretty exquisite for an aircraft. Even though it has the capacity of 1600 personnel, it can be run by 680 persons which is one of the reasons why this aircraft carrier has a price that high.
Posted by Henry Thomas on May 27, 2016 in Military, Tactics | Comments Off on Top secret advanced military weapons
If they were top secret we wouldn’t have had a chance to know about them, but it’s not that the weapons are secret, it’s how they work and how they are build what is secret.
So let’s begin our list:
- Electromagnetic gun
Also known as a rail gun. An electromagnetic gun fires projectiles using an electromagnetic force. Until just recently, this technology was experimental and quite bulky for practical use, but new systems are small enough to be mounted on ships, and they can fire a projectile up to seven times the speed of sound. The US Navy is planning on installing these weapons which can fire rounds as heavy as 10 kilograms accurately to a range of 100 miles.
- Adaptiv cloaking
This military technology seems like something a predator would wear. Adaptiv is a technology made by Sweden’s BAE systems which can make tanks invisible to thermal imaging devices. A tank covered by adaptiv cloaking can mimic the environment, making the tank blend into its surroundings. What’s even more impressive, the Adaptiv cloaking plates can be heated up or cooled down quickly in order to deceive enemy’s tracking devices into thinking that it’s not a tank but something else entirely.
- PHASR Rifle
Developed for the US military, this rifle definitely looks like something taken out of a video game. While it appears to be an assault rifle, it’s, in fact, a man-portable laser weapon. Blinding lasers systems have been banned by an international law, but PHASR system somehow bypassed it. It can’t destroy tanks or kill enemy soldiers but instead it can temporarily blind and disorient enemy soldiers. The reason why it’s legal to use this weapon is that it doesn’t have a long lasting effect. The blindness is only temporary, rather than leaving soldiers permanently blinded; it’s more of a distraction weapon.
- Laser Guided Bullets
Laser guided systems are commonly used for bombs and missiles, but bullets?
Thanks to ever-improving technology, today we have laser guided bullets. The 50 caliber sniper bullet can be guided onto its target over vast distances with surprisingly high accuracy. All the soldier has to do is keep the laser on the target and the bullet will do everything else.It has even been tested by deliberately shooting way off target and pointing the laser at the desired mark, and the bullet still managed to hit what was intended.
- The hypersonic strike missile
Since the second world war, militaries tried to create missiles which will fly farther and faster with greater accuracy and bigger destructive force. Today, the major breakthrough in this area is the hypersonic strike missile. These missiles are meant to fly over long distances and strike targets with an incredible accuracy.
Unlike cruise missiles which travel at around 600 miles per hour, hypersonic strike missiles can travel at a maintained speed of 1700 meters per second and still hit the target with high accuracy.
The warfare technology is progressing at an alarmingly fast rate, and these are only some of the most advanced weapons in today’s world.
Posted by Henry Thomas on May 27, 2016 in Military, Tactics | Comments Off on Top 4 Military machines
In the light of the recent events and the increasing interest in military equipment and different countries’ military force, we decided to present to your Britain’s most powerful military machines that will surely leave you breathless. Military parades are not so rare nowadays, Russia and China were the first to brag about their military equipment as well as the USA, but they aren’t the only ones with badass military equipment. Look at this four military aces Britain has hidden up its sleeve.
The first on our list of top 5 Great Britain’s army babes is surely BAE Taranis UAV. Taranis is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle designed to intimidate every enemy, but whoever that might be it probably won’t pass smoothly. It is a combat plane with a futuristic improved design. It isn’t one of those planes that can be shot down quickly since it has a supersonic stealth which allows it to fool the radars and appear at the enemy’s threshold completely unnoticed. It also includes artificial intelligence system, which means it doesn’t need human control to fulfill its mission. Spooky, right?
The second place goes to Accuracy International L115A3; it is the latest news in army weaponry, and it already holds a record for the longest-distance kill. This sniper rifle is the British pride; it has an outstanding, incredible accuracy and it can fire 8.59 mm cartridge up to 2,475m away, which is the world’s record as we mentioned before. Sometimes, seemingly the most ordinary weapon can surprise the hell of your enemies.
Third place on our list goes to the tank called Challenger II, only its name speaks enough of its power. Even though it isn’t exactly the latest news, Challenger stayed one of the meanest military machines in the whole World. It has everything you can think of and everything one tank has to possess. It is a simple combination of the best military weapon features – big engines, ridiculously accurate weaponry and tough armor. A large cannon on top of this monster machine makes this device the most intimidating tank out there. Cannon is suitable for any ammunition which includes depleted uranium as well. Challenger isn’t called that name without a reason, and it holds the world’s record for the longest-distance kill. Only the time will show if there is a tank that can break Challenger’s record. Until then, this is the perfect vehicle for a war zone since it owns almost indestructible armor.
Astute hunter/killer submarine is the number four British military machine. This submarine is the world’s first digital submarine with deadliest attack system. You can forget about periscopes with this babe; it has anything you need, HD and infrared cameras as well as the completely computer based system. It also owns a nuclear reactor for unlimited power, four sonar arrays, Tomahawk missile and several torpedoes. It also includes stealth features which allow it to disappear underwater in the blink of an eye, and as opposed to other standard submarines it produces almost no sound at all.
Posted by Henry Thomas on May 27, 2016 in Military, Tactics | Comments Off on Most advanced weapon systems
The military is all about advanced technology. If you can kill a large number of people from a long distance without risking any of your soldiers, you win. But it’s not just about that; there are numerous aspects which can be upgraded, both for offense and defense. Because of that, US military spends around 600 billion dollars each year, simply to stay ahead of the competition. So, what do they have in stock after spending so much money?
Here’s a short list:
- Hel MD photon cannon
This extraordinary weapon was created mostly for defensive purposes. It’s mounted on a truck and easily moved around. The primary purpose of Hel MD photon cannon is to take out incoming missiles. It can emanate 10-kilowatt energy laser and stop the projectiles in their tracks. Hel MD photon cannon is far from being perfected, and the US military force is planning to up the emanated energy up to 50 or 60 kilowatts in order to stop long-range missiles as well as UAVs.
The most incredible fact about this particular weapon is that the way it’s operated resembles a video game. One person drives the truck while the other one is in-charge of the weapon. The person in charge of the weapon can stay at home and navigate it via laptop and an Xbox-like controller.
- Laser Weapon System – LaWS
LaWS Is a bit similar to Hel MD photon cannon. It also uses lasers in order to incapacitate targets, but it’s primarily used to stop enemy UAVs. Unlike Hel MD photon cannon it can pack up to incredible 30 kilowatts of power and its powered by six separate solid-state welding lasers. These six lasers are focused into a single point, and that’s why they can emit such an enormous burst of energy.
Even though the creation of this weapon costs quite a lot, it’s pretty cost-effective since every laser shot costs just around one dollar.
- BAE’s APKWS
APKWS or Advanced precision kill weapon system is essentially a rocket system with high precision guided by semi-active laser mechanism. The entire system works on a point and shoot principle, so there’s no need for an outside maintenance. The Rockets have folding fins and wing assemblies which are equipped with laser seeking optics while the system is equipped with MEMS.
- Precision-guided firearm series
This gun is like something you would see in a science fiction movie. It works incredibly well, and even the complete beginners can scope out targets are over 500 yards. It has a unique system which allows you to lock the position you want to shoot and unless the gun is pointing at that direction you won’t be able to fire it. It doesn’t have a regular scope but more like a system for scoping instead.
It works like this; you look through the scope and aim where you want to shoot. Once you hover over the desired target, you lock it and press the trigger. The gun then won’t shoot until you hover over that same position once again, and when you do, it will instantly fire with an utmost precision.
Posted by Henry Thomas on May 27, 2016 in Military, Tactics | Comments Off on Military gadgets of 2016
Staying ahead of the competition is important. A technological edge may easily determine the winning side, and that’s why all the world’s most powerful armies constantly invent new things in order to stay ahead.
Here are some of the most advanced military gadgets in today’s world.
The military took the saying ”a dog is a man’s best friend” very seriously and created a robotic dog to help the soldiers with their gear. Today’s soldiers have to wear a lot of equipment, heavy equipment which can easily slow them down or make them weary. It’s a common thing that the army vehicles transport all the heavy equipment, but what happens when the terrain is tricky? When the terrain is tricky, the BigDog will help you out. BigDog is a dog-shaped robot, with four legs, very stable and it can move easily on any terrain. It’s basically used as a mule to help soldiers transport heavy equipment without much effort.The only downside is that it still has to be controlled by a remote, but in the future it will be completely independent.
Urban combat is very tricky. Cleaning the city street by street, house by house creates a very vulnerable situation. Enemies could be hiding behind every corner in any room, so instead of checking head-on and risking getting shot, the army invented a very special gun just for situations like these. Cornershot is a specially designed weapon which can be bent up to 90 degrees. It has a camera mounted on a barrel and a video feed of what it’s looking at. This way a soldier can stay behind the corner and still shoot the enemy without risking his life.
- Prism 200c backpack
It’s called a backpack because it’s shaped like one, but that’s not its primary objective. This backpack is used to scan buildings and get a full 3D model of the building without the need of entering the said building. It works like this – you lean against the building with the backpack on your back, it then connects to your phone via Bluetooth and gives you a full 3D image of the other side of the wall.
It’s very convenient for spy missions due to its looks because it doesn’t raise any suspicion and all you have to do is lean against a building wall.
- BodyGuard electro gauntlet
This particular gadget looks as if it was taken out of a Batman movie. It’s great for both offense and defense. The part about the defense is because it’s made from adamant material and as for offense it can discharge 500 thousand volts.
- M32 Multiple Grenade Launcher
Not only can this incredible grenade launcher fire eighteen grenades in a minute, but it can also be used for tactical operations.There are specially designed rounds which are used for area scouting over long distances. Once the fired round reaches certain height a parachute opens, and it slowly drops down, scouting everything under it with a wireless, built-in camera.
Posted by Henry Thomas on May 27, 2016 in Military, Tactics | Comments Off on Advanced Military gadgets
The military is as old as humanity. Once humans started to gather into larger groups they had to have strong, able men who will defend the weak, the old, women and children. Maybe at first they weren’t called soldiers, but that’s exactly what they were.
If you want to survive in this world, you have to be able to defend yourself.
But protecting yourself through sheer physical power was never enough. The wars are not won because one person is stronger than the other, the wars are won through wit and technology. Just remember the colonization period, when civilizations grew totally unaware of each other. The ones who prevailed had fewer people, but far more advanced technology and military gear. It’s the same in today’s world. So, what are the latest military gadgets used by today’s world most advanced soldiers?
Here are some of them:
- Sarcos Exoskeleton
This suit looks like something you would see in a superhero movie. At first glance, it looks like a robot, but it’s just a tool which makes average humans as powerful as superheroes. This exoskeleton gives the user super strength and speed.A lot of military gadgets become available for public after a few years, so imagine how much it could help people with physical disabilities.
- Liquid armor
Liquid armor is like an improved version of Kevlar. To oversimplify how it works – the liquid armor hardens upon impact and becomes super strong. It can stop bullets, and it works great against stab wounds, unlike Kevlar which is pretty vulnerable against knives. Not only is it a better defense gear, but it also weighs less which allows higher mobility and better reflexes.Liquid armor can be implemented for both, for the battlefield and the police officers.
- MK2 Robotic Arm
US soldiers are having a lot of problems fighting in the middle east, but it’s not because they have weaker soldiers or inferior technology. Their biggest obstacle is the foreign terrain and the sand. Many soldiers got injured or died due to mines or time bombs which can be easily hidden in the sand or under a pile of rubble. In order to avoid casualties, the US military came up with an idea to disarm the bombs by using specially designed robots which can be controlled wirelessly. The latest technology in this field is an MK2 Robotic Arm, which gives a lot of freedom to the user, and it can lift up to 25 kilograms.
There are bulletproof vests for people; then there are X-flex ”vests” for buildings. This fabric was specially designed to protect buildings from shrapnel and bombs.It looks like wallpaper, and it can be used to transform any object into a bunker which can withstand a bomb blast.
- Dragonfly surveillance robot
It’s crucial to know where your enemies are before you go in, and there is no better way of finding that out than by sending a small robot with a camera attached to it to scout the area. Due to their small size they are barely visible, and even if someone sees them, they will most likely think that it’s just another insect flying around.g around.