Tuesday, May 29, 2012

11 Weapons that only 'America' possess

America has always tried to supersede all other countries when it comes to developing intelligent and lethal weapons. Some of weapons are a wonder of new technological advancements. The Soviets exploded their first nuclear weapon in 1949. China revealed plans for its own stealth bomber last year.
But there are still some weapons the rest of the world doesn't have.

Weapons like the MQ9 Reaper Drone, the Laser Avenger and the ADAPTIV cloaking give U.S. troops the advantage on any battlefield around the world. Some of these weapons have been around for several years but were recently modified, and some are still in production.

MQ9 Reaper Drone

Manufactured by: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI)
Release date: 2001

The Reaper has been around for over 10 years, but was used largely for intelligence and reconnaissance until recently.
Today, squadrons of F-16's are being transitioned into fully unmanned drone fleets.

The Reaper is the largest of the UAV's in the U.S. arsenal with a wingspan of 84 feet, a takeoff weight of 7,000 pounds, a payload capacity of 3,000 pounds and a flight time of 36 hours.
The drone climbs up to 52,000 feet, and reads a license plate from over two miles away. Capable of carrying 500 pound bombs, air-to-ground, and air-to-air missiles the UAV fleet is poised to perform the lion's share of American air support.
As of March 2011 the Air Force has more personnel training to operate its burgeoning drone fleet than for any other weapon system in its arsenal.

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AA12 Atchisson Assault Shotgun

Manufactured by: Maxwell Atchisson
Release date: 2005

The AA12 can fire five 12-gauge shells per second and because the recoil is engineered at just 10 percent a normal shotgun, it can be fired from the hip with only one hand.
The Atchisson also fires a high explosive or fragmentation grenade called a FRAG-12 round to 175 meters with equal efficiency.
Designed for long-term combat use, tests have shown the AA12 can fire up to 9,000 rounds without being cleaned or jamming.
All the user needs to do is hold the trigger down for four seconds to empty the 20 round drum at a target.

ADAPTIV Invisibility cloak makes tanks disappear

Manufactured by: BAE Systems
Release date: 2013

Developed and patented in Sweden. ADAPTIV functions over infra-red and other electronic frequencies. While it can blend the coated vehicle into the background, making it seem to be invisible, it can also shape the returning signal to appear like something else.
A tank, for example, can be made to look like a car. These pictures show both the combat vehicle disappearing and reshaping itself into the outline of an automobile.


Manufactured by: the Department of Defense (DOD)
Release date: 2007

The Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response (PHASR) rifle is a handheld laser array, called a dazzler, capable of blinding and disorienting anyone caught in its sights.

While weapons to cause blindness were sagely restricted by the 1995 United Nations Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons (a ruling the U.S. didn't agree to until 2009) the PHASR causes only temporary blindness, thus escaping the ban.
Dazzlers were originally mounted devices to U.S. soldiers rifles as a non-lethal way to halt Iraqis who failed to stop at checkpoints.
The PHASR uses a green laser array to calculate its targets distance and ensure its non-blinding intensity.

The Taser Shockwave

Manufactured by: TASER
Release date: 2008

The Taser model will electrocute a crowd of people at the touch of a button.
Creating an "area of denial" the Taser can be stacked up and strung together almost indefinitely. It will also mount to any vehicle.
The Shock wave has an effective distance of 25 feet.

The Black Knight

Manufactured by: BAE Systems (BA.L)
Release date: 2008

The Black Knight is a combination remote controlled tank and forward scouting vehicle, designed for situations too risky for manned vehicles.
To keep costs low, the Black Knight shares a weapons systems and engine parts with the manned Bradley Fighting vehicle. Including a 30mm cannon, machine gun and 300 horsepower engine.
The vehicle is also fitted with autonomous navigation software and can design and follow its own routes without input from an outside source.

The Active Denial System

Manufactured by: Raytheon (RTN)
Release date: 2008

Dubbed America's Ray Gun, the Active Denial System is really more a combination radar array and microwave.

The ADS shoots a stream of electromagnetic waves, shorter than microwaves, which are instantly absorbed by the top layer of skin.
The pain is so intense, the reaction to run from the beams so overpowering, the military calls it the "Goodbye Weapon."
The ADS has been used domestically, both on test subjects and prison inmates. It was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010, only to be recalled, inexplicably, months later.
The military claims there are no lingering effects from exposure.

The Laser Avenger

Manufactured by: Boeing (BA)
Release date: 2009

Only a few centimeters in diameter and invisible to the naked eye, the Avenger's laser is 20 times hotter than an electric stove top and will cut through artillery shells with ease.
The Avenger was designed with the hope of effectively detonating the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that inflict more damage on American forces than any other weapon.
Current disposal methods involve a version of the MAARS robot that insurgents will bomb to take out of action.
The Avenger is also being tested to take down aerial vehicles.

MAARS Robot (Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System)

Manufactured by: QinetiQ - QQ
Release date: 2009

The MAARS Robot is a modified remote control, bomb disposal robot.
Customizable to various needs, the MAARS can be configured with either an MB240 machine gun and 40mm grenade launcher, or a loudspeaker and eye dazzling laser, or bean bag guns, smoke, and pepper spray.
To date, no shots have been fired in combat by a remote device like the MAARS.

XM2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle

Manufactured by: Remington
Release date: 2010-2011

The product of a long string of modifications to the 22 year-old M24 sniper rifle, the XM2010 is designed specifically to be effective in the high altitude long distance fighting in Afghanistan.
To provide quiet, pinpoint accuracy at up to 1200 meters the XM2010 carries more gun powder in the bullets it fires, has a flash suppressor, sound suppressor, and a thermal sleeve to hide the warm barrel from FLIR.
When U.S. Snipers graduate from the five-week school at Fort Benning, Ga. they are capable of hitting a man-sized target nine out of ten times at 600 meters — over a third of a mile away.

XM25 Individual Airburst Weapon System (IAWS)

Manufactured by: Heckler & Koch
Release date: 2014

Dubbed "The Punisher" by American forces in Afghanistan, the XM25 accurately shoots a next-generation, 25mm, grenade up to 500 meters.

But, the distance isn't what impressed soldiers involved in the live trial of the weapon — it was the grenade programming.
A targets distance is transmitted by a rangefinder in the XM25 to the grenade in the firing chamber. When the grenade leaves the barrel it is spiraling, like a football, and measures the distance it's traveled by the number of spirals it completes.
The detonation can be manually programmed within 10 meters to hit enemy in bunkers or behind barriers.

via Business Insider

Friday, May 4, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III - New King of Smart Phones

Samsung - now the biggest phone manufacturer of the world launched Samsung Galaxy S III.The new phone comes with a 4.8 Inch screen which is 22 percent larger than Galaxy S II. Read the amazing spec the phone has to offer :-

  • A 4.8-inch display is a Super AMOLED panel with 720 x 1280 (306ppi) resolution.
  • Forward Facing Camera: 1.9MP forward-facing camera which shoots 720p video.
  • Back Camera: 8MP camera that can shoot 1080p video
  • zero shutter lag
  • Burst Shot / Best Photo, which takes 20 shots in quick succession (six photos per second), and then recommends the best photo (using algorithms to determine which has the best light, and which has all eyes open, for example).
  • Face Zoom, which recognises individual faces in a live view.
  • Photos can be taking while making a video. 
  • Group tag. Auto-generated from your contact groups, you can view all photos of your family, for example, as long as you've tagged all contacts in certain categories. Facial recognition will do the rest.
  • Quad Core Processor each process is 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Cortex-A9 quad-core chips
  • 1GB of RAM
Internal Storage:  
  • 16, 32 or 64GB internal storage configurations (all of which also let you chuck a microSD card up to 64GB in, as well.)
  • Seven sensors 1. Accelerometer 2. RGB light 3. digital compass 4. proximity 5. gryoscope 6. NFC 7. barometer
Weight: 133grams
Battery: 2100mAh
Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm
Colour options: marble white and pebble blue
OS: Andriod OS ICS v4

Other Features:
S Voice, which is a Siri-like voice recognition feature, that you can use to enquire about the weather; take a photo ("Hi Galaxy, please take a photo" to open the camera app, or "cheese" to snap it), and other tasks such as locking the phone, or controlling music.
Smart Stay: it will follow your eyes movement and will dim its brightness when you’re asleep. So long as you are awake and will look at the phone, it will maintain a bright display.
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Direct Call: If you’re messaging and want to call instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and it will dial your friend automatically.
Smart Alert: It knows when you’ve been away from your phone – vibrating nudge lets you know missed calls or messages.
Social Tag: It keeps track of your loved ones: a glance at your friends’ photos will show you their current SNS status.
S Beam: Placing two GALAXY S IIIs back-to-back will let you transfer pictures, music, videos, and more.
All Share Cast: Stream your photos, videos – even the game you’re playing – onto big screen, with your phone doubling as a controller.
Buddy Photo Share: It shares with everyone instantly: as the phone recognizes your friends faces, it can share photos with them instantly.
All Share Play: Galaxy S3 lets you share with everyone: access to documents and
multimedia files when you work somewhere else.

Product Comparison:

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