Their toilets keep on clogging and require expensive maintenance action.March 28, 2020The Navy’s two newest aircraft carriers, the USS Gerald R. Ford and the USS George H. W. Bush, have a serious toilet problem, reported this week Bloomberg. Their toilets clog frequently, requiring a sewage procedure that uses specialized acids costing about $400,000 a flush.
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January 11, 2013The future got one step closer to the real world when Rheinmetall tested their new 50kw laser weapon. This happened in November, 2012, in Switzerland at the Ochsenboden Proving Ground. The new weapon was tested against several targets in order to display the improvements over the previous 10kw version.
December 27, 2012Jason Schauble, the president of TrackingPoint, is a former special ops Marine captain who was awarded with Silver and Bronze Star medals for his military service in Iraq, so he is experienced enough in order to raise his company to the top levels in this industry.TrackingPoint is a precision guided rifle development company that is located near Austin, Texas, and they have come up with a new kind of breakthrough technology which is said to have transferred the characteristics of jet fighter lock-and-launch technology onto a combat rifle.
April 22, 2013 Image Source: Wikimedia 1. MQ-9 Reaper / Predator B. The plane was developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to satisfy what the American Airforces and Navy need. They already participated in several missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa. Every reaper can carry up to 14 Hellfire air to ground missiles, or 4 Hellfire missiles and 2 x 230 kg laser-guided bombs.
Even though the minister himself doesn& 39;t believe in UFOs, the forces at his disposal will still be on the lookout.September 15, 2020While UFOs pique many countries& 39; interests, only some are actually taking real action, space-wise. One such country is Japan, and it now has a task force for UFO hunting!
Schwerer Gustav or Hitler& 39;s giant gun was a fearsome weapon of war. A distinctive feature of artillery of the Second World War were cannons of every increasing size and caliber. One other such weapon was the 914 mm Little David, constructed for the American army. It was intended to be used for attacking Japanese bunkers at the end of WWII.
The world& 39;s superpowers are developing an array of hypersonic missiles that can travel across the world faster than Mach 5, or 3,800 miles per hour. These weapons could provide almost immediate weapons response capabilities for the countries that have them. So much so that developing new hypersonic tech is creating a new arms race around the world.
The novel bullets use supercavitation.December 01, 2019It& 39;s a well-known fact that bullets don& 39;t travel far underwater. And one physicist was so certain of the accuracy of the hypothesis, that he shot himself underwater and filmed it.RELATED: BRAVE PHYSICIST FIRES A GUN AT HIMSELF UNDERWATER BECAUSE.
Being a submariner during the Second World War wasn& 39;t an easy job. It was dark, cramped, and death could be at any moment – even at the hands of your own torpedoes.December 08, 2019Submarines played a vital role in the Second World War, and it took a lot of hard work and dedication from their crews.
EMPs, or electromagnetic pulses, are intense bursts of electromagnetic energy that can be utilized to damage electronics. Man-made nuclear EMPS are impressive weapons of war that are sparingly used due to their highly destructive nature.There are natural EMPs that can be caused in small form due to lightning or in large form due to geomagnetic storms.
Turkey is set to be the first country to receive the special drones.December 15, 2019Turkey has revealed its new drones and they are gun-toting. They are novel machines equipped with eight rotating blades and a machine gun.RELATED: A NEW METHOD IN BRAZIL USES DRONES AS CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATORSThe guns are called Songar and are expected to be delivered before the end of the year.
The Avangard can withstand temperatures of up to 2,000 Celsius (3,632 Fahrenheit) and carries a nuclear weapon of up to 2 megatons.December 30, 2019A new hypersonic missile that can fly 27 times the speed of sound has entered service Friday, Russia& 39;s defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin.
Laser weapons are agile, have infinite ammunition, and can take down a variety of targets.January 31, 2020As technology advances, so too is the way that we carry out modern warfare. No, not the game, rather the weapons that militaries use around the world in everyday defense.Drones are posing a significant security threat to bases around the world, but historically the best way to take out a $200 drone might be to shoot it down with a $100,000 missile.
In the news earlier this year, U.S. lawmakers voted to demand that the Pentagon disclose whether it experimented with disease-carrying ticks as bioweapons and if some were released into the wild. This was is in accordance with a bill passed in the House of Representatives demanding answers.While conspiracy theorists had their day with the bill, there are many facets of the problem to be considered arriving at the truth.
Files from the 1950s up until 2009 will be shared publicly, said the British Royal Air Force.February 06, 2020UFO sightings have been reported all around the world, and the U.K. is no exception. For the first time ever, the U.K. will soon publish its UFO sightings online for all to see.Reports of these other-worldly sightings have been collected by a department in the U.
Sinking in April 1963, the Thresher lost all 129 crew members during the accident known as the country& 39;s worst nuclear submarine disaster.February 13, 202057 years after 129 officers, sailors, and shipbuilders in the U.S.S. Thresher nuclear submarine lost their lives during a tragic accident, the U.
Are there any weapons from sci-fi that could be built today? As it turns out there are some interesting developments in military tech that could be bringing some sci-fi tech into reality.RELATED: 9 VISIONARY SCI-FI MOVIES FROM THE PAST TO PRESENTDo laser guns really exist?At present no. But, in theory, it should be possible to create energy weapons like laser guns, in the future.
Human beings have been using controlled explosions to propel objects for many centuries. Often called rockets, today these devices are commonly used as fireworks, signal flares, weapons of war and for space exploration.But how do they actually work? Let& 39;s take a very brief look.This article is not intended to be a comprehensive guide as rocket science is, after all, & 34;rocket science.
The aircraft carrier today is a huge war machine used by navies to deploy entire fleets of aircraft remotely, far away from their country of origin.The biggest aircraft carrier today can transport and launch more than 75 aircraft by sea. But did you know about the aircraft carrier& 39;s humble predecessor, the balloon barge?
The newest Strategic Long Range Cannon would give the ground-combat force as much power as naval and air forces.February 24, 2020The U.S. Army has been working hard to build its Strategic Long Range Cannon that could attack from a distance as far as 1,609 km (1,000 miles) away. It& 39;s still in its early concept stages, however, newly leaked images of the cannon are making their way out into the world.
In a world where border and building security is becoming ever more important, portable barrier systems like those developed by Mifram Security could make all the difference between safety or tragedy.Their range of innovative vehicle security barriers are helping keep many public and private sites safe from attempted unauthorized, even hostile, vehicular access.