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This is a discussion on Future Weapons within the Space & Defense Technology forum, part of the Global Defense & Military category; Originally Posted by Awang se Originally Posted by gf0012 The US has also been using a green laser which induces ...


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Old March 15th, 2004   #16
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The US has also been using a green laser which induces nausea and balance problems. It basically will stop people completely in their tracks.
I think the russia installed this laser on their satellite to detect subs.
Lasers that need to penetrate water are a different colour, and there are some restrictions on top of that.
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Old December 8th, 2005   #17
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Just to throw something a little different into the melting pot regards future weapons.
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...E31477,00.html

" John Kerin
December 09, 2005

AN Australian company has developed a "recoil-less" rifle that overcomes the centuries-old danger of kickback.

The breakthrough could lead to the development of a new generation of lightweight weapons - from pistols, rifles and heavy artillery - that are faster, more powerful and more efficient and accurate. Richard Giza, executive chairman of Melbourne-based Recoilless Technologies International, said last night the recoil or kickback of a gun had always been a big drawback, not only making a weapon more cumbersome but also more dangerous.
Australian defence scientists are understood to be keenly interested in the new technology, which could be used by the Australian Defence Force and lead to lucrative exports to Australia's allies.
Although details of the new technology remain top secret, the new rifle barrel "splits" dissipating energy in both directions rather than just backwards, as is the case in existing guns.
Mr Giza said it was expected the technology could be applied to a range of ballistic weapons, including pistols, rifles, field artillery and naval guns.
"This provides a cost-effective and practical way of eliminating recoil for the first time," Mr Giza said.
"The potential is not limited to ballistic weapons ... it's also hoped it can be applied to high-powered industrial tools (such as nail-guns), making manufacturing, construction and engineering much safer."
Ross Babbage, a leading defence expert who has seen the rifle in action, said the technology had the potential to make "many weapons more accurate, lighter, faster and far more effective in the field".
"It shows that relatively simple, practical and lightweight adaptations to conventional weapons designs can remove recoil completely," he said.
"It also promises to make operating weapons and industrial tools far safer ... eliminating injuries traditionally associated with recoil.
"It represents a revolutionary breakthrough that should provide Australia and its closest allies with a considerable advantage on the battlefield."
Professor Babbage said a prototype rifle had been tested in Melbourne but the technology was being kept under wraps.
Adam Vella, Commonwealth and Olympic Games shooting medallist and director of Recoilless Technologies International, will talk about the impact of recoilless guns on competition shooting at the Frankston-Australian Gun Club in Melbourne on Monday. "
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I have heard that it is difficult to hit a target with a Rivolver(or a Pistol) when the target is located only 10-20 feet away ( Target is a small thing not a human or an animal ).
I know there is a gun which is being made in Pakistan with the colabration of China which when fires a bullet,the bullet rotates at its axis and also rotates in a circle.The purpose of whole this is that the target is missed rarely and the wound which it makes is deadly
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Two other types of weapons that we cannot ignore in the future are the electro magnetic impulse weapons which can be used to take out enemy's electonic equipment.russia already has working models of these in the form of two bombs known as ranet-e and rosa-e,other countries carrying out research and development of these weapons are usa,israel,sweden and india(dont know about china).

Another type is the unmanned ground vehicle ,which can be used to :
1)detect and clear minefields.
2)carry out reconnaisance.
3)anti terrorist operations.
4)riot control operations etc.

currently india,usa and israel have the working models of these systems(the us-israeli ugv is considered to be the best in this field,while the indian system has been cleared by the indian army and is ready for induction though its capability are still being expanded.)

Third is mems(micro electro mechanical systems) these can be used primarily micro uav's and ucav's(israel is considered to be the leader in this field).

but one thing is for sure wars in the future will be realy exciting(from a technological point of view-like the terminator movies).
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Look for a US military document titled:
"Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025"


"US aerospace forces can "own the weather," as they "own the night" now."
"It could have offensive and defensive applications and even be used for deterrence purposes."
"Though a high-risk effort, the investment to do so would pay high rewards."
"Weather modification offers both the commercial sector and the military greatly enhanced capabilities."
"Its application in the military arena is a natural development as well. Weather modification will become a part of domestic and international security and could be done unilaterally"
"The ability to generate precipitation, fog, and storms on earth or to modify space weather, and the production of artificial weather all are a part of an integrated set of technologies to achieve global awareness, reach, and power."
"For this to occur, technology advancements in five major areas are necessary. These are advanced nonlinear modeling techniques, computational capability, information gathering and transmission, a global sensor array, and weather intervention techniques. All of these will be greatly enhanced as we approach 2025. Current demographic, economic, and environmental trends will create global stresses that create the necessary impetus for weather modification to become a reality in the commercial sector. Its application in the military arena is a natural development as well. Weather modification will become a part of domestic and international security and could be done unilaterally, through alliance networks—particularly regional ones—or through an ad hoc coalition or a UN framework. It could have offensive and defensive applications and even be used for deterrence purposes. The ability to generate precipitation, fog, and storms on earth or to modify space weather, improve communications through ionospheric modification (the use of ionospheric mirrors), and the production of artificial weather all are a part of an integrated set of technologies which can provide substantial increase in US, or degraded capability in an adversary, to achieve global awareness, reach, and power. Weather modification will be a part of 2025 and is an area in which the US must invest if only to be able to counter adversaries seeking such a capability."
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I believe the Americans are looking at putting a railgun in a future tank design in around 2015 all going well
I've seen mention of rail guns for military use, but to date the only place they've existed is within the realms of the video game "half-life".

If you do a search within Wikipedia, there's a paragraph or two on them there.

Following reading the article, it becomes apparent that rail guns consume huge amounts of electrical energy in the process of creating their "projectile".

From this fact, it can logically be deduced that the most obvious position of use for them is either as a static defense weapon, located close to an easily consumable power supply, or at sea on a ship with the ability to divert all electrical power for the use of the gun (almost instantly indicating that it would be fed from a nuclear reactor/power supply).

From the lack of detail regarding their development across the web, I think it's reasonably safe to say that while the technology is feasable, putting it into development for practical use is probably 10 - 15 years away at the earliest.

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I've seen mention of rail guns for military use, but to date the only place they've existed is within the realms of the video game "half-life".
I'm sorry, but railguns are within the Quake serie, not Half-Life. =)
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DOH !!

...That's what lack of sleep & 19 hour days do to your brain, confuse subject matter !!

Thanks for the correction.




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I believe the Americans are looking at putting a railgun in a future tank design in around 2015 all going well
We could but won`t due to the cost and energy power pack issue, we will go to a 140mm main gun first.
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so what US has one thats on a plane and flies. its called the airborne laser its expected to be in service around 2025
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I have heard that it is difficult to hit a target with a Rivolver(or a Pistol) when the target is located only 10-20 feet away ( Target is a small thing not a human or an animal ).
I know there is a gun which is being made in Pakistan with the colabration of China which when fires a bullet,the bullet rotates at its axis and also rotates in a circle.The purpose of whole this is that the target is missed rarely and the wound which it makes is deadly

Have some source of such type of Gun ?

Its Intresting
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Well, as for future weapons, i think theres a research recently done by the Americans for laser guns ...heres the link...http://www.janes.com/security/law_en...1125_2_n.shtml
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The US has also been using a green laser which induces nausea and balance problems. It basically will stop people completely in their tracks.
Yeah, these things exist at a production level, and work well. If someone is driving a little to fast, even at a distance, (rifle mounted), one can just aim at the windshield for a second and the driver will temporarly lose his vision... if the car continues, aim for a few seconds and the person won't be able to see for hours.
The problem is that I think they cost $8,000/pc. and the DOD doen't want to equip the troops with, "expensive, unproven technology."

Sophisticated argument. Never buy it, and it will remain unproven technology.
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Yeah, these things exist at a production level, and work well. If someone is driving a little to fast, even at a distance, (rifle mounted), one can just aim at the windshield for a second and the driver will temporarly lose his vision... if the car continues, aim for a few seconds and the person won't be able to see for hours.
The problem is that I think they cost $8,000/pc. and the DOD doen't want to equip the troops with, "expensive, unproven technology."

Sophisticated argument. Never buy it, and it will remain unproven technology.
It may not be the cost, but the simple issue of your enemy opponent having access to filtered lenses on FCS optics, riflle scopes, binos and individual soldiers wearing filtered safety glasses.
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It may not be the cost, but the simple issue of your enemy opponent having access to filtered lenses on FCS optics, riflle scopes, binos and individual soldiers wearing filtered safety glasses.
That's definitely true. I wouldn't have one for each CF in Iraq, but I'd highly consider having limited numbers to give to those who are manning checkpoints--especially since it sounds like we're now using just a few people for that role (missing soldiers).
Plus, I think Iraqis wearing termenator looking glasses, might be a give away.
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