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Incredible Weapons That Only America Has

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.

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.

PHASR Rifle
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 Shockwave has an effective distance of 25 feet and can be seen in action on this company video at Gizmodo.

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, by 60 Minutes, 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.

A platoon leader commented in an Army Times article: "Engagements that typically take 15 to 20 minutes were over in a matter of minutes.”


Added: Jul-16-2012 Occurred On: Jul-16-2012
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  • Just wait until the Islam Deactivator system is unveiled.

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  • Anything REALLY good will never be shown. It's what we don't know that is the real test. Unless we need to go at it with China, Russia, Iran or North Korea (God Forbid), it will remain black. This is what I believe creates fear from our enemies - what they don't know!

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  • What so American about BAE Systems and stuff that are "developed and patented in Sweden"?

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  • cool shit for sure isnt Iran going to be in for a surprise hahahahahahahahaha

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  • Imagine the weapons that you don't see...

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    • @Dream76 steath bombers were first used 40 years after production! I could not imagine what they really have! Aurora for one and fiber optic laser weapons from what ive heard are coming soon!

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  • the tank from BAE is a British technology and is still under development by the Brits not American.

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  • Stop taking credit for forreign inventions. makes you look like a child.

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  • We're the most creative when it comes to killing people. That's good right?

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  • ...meanwhile, every American is getting ass raped by government sponsored illegals, government cultured crack heads, government dictated abolishment of freedoms....I'm sorry, what was that again?

    Oh yes....GO USA GO USA! Git dem damn foreighners...(just the ones outside of the country)...YEA!

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  • BAE is british BTW

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    • @absu69 err not so fast, not so easy. BAE is partly owned by GE, and a few others. Not just British anymore. BAE has many parent companys. BAE was bought up and hacked up into small pieces back in 1999. Now it has many different divisions.

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    • @punch69 Bae Is not partly owned by ge ?iand has no parent company's .they are the parent company ?bae makes many things for the us military including the Bradley fighting vehicle ,the fuselage ,tail,and electronic warfare for the f-35.bae sells more stuff to the us military than it does British military.bae was given prefered status to bid on us contracts because of tony Blair's support after 9/11,.1999 is when the company was formed from British aerospace and mes . So sorry but your wrong on e More..

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    • @markymark69 well i didn't look into much more than where they were founded. I think we need to reset our whole govt. and that includes how and who we may procure parts and/or systems from.

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    • @markymark69 Um Yes they are! An excerpt from FORBES magazine. Quote (It’s tough being BAE Systems Inc. “Inc.” — as insiders call it — is the U.S. defense subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, the British military technology giant. Roughly half of the parent company’s $35 billion in revenues this year will be generated by its U.S. arm, and yet Inc. just doesn’t get the kind of attention its big U.S.-based competitors do.) un-quote Quoted by Loren Thompson November 9th 2010.

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    • @absu69 Why is that ,the uk is the USA number 1 ally

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  • America, FUCK YEAH!!!!

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  • Awesome collection of weapons.

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  • 'MURICA

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  • A little bit silly when you consider bae is a British company

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  • Thats just the stuff their letting us know about, a most came from ideas in our ally countries an we bought the rights we sahre alot of our things also, i still cant udersand why other countries still try to threaten us with Nukes dont they think we have defenses to knock them out or maybe its becuase of the man power that means shit.. it doesnt matter if you have millions of soilders if they dnt know how to manuver in battle or even trained well how do you train 1million people at one time some More..

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    • @Holy_Crusader92
      Since the initial premise is a fallacy, everything else you said after that is drivel. No one is threatening 'us' with nukes. They are trying to keep up. Take a chill pill captain America. Sounds like you are narrating a dream you just had. Or is it your other personality? You got 10-year olds fighting an American war? Get help!

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    • @Holy_Crusader92
      You're making other Americans look bad with your drivel.

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    • @Holy_Crusader92

      Who is threatening you with nukes? Are you in Israel?

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    • To eveyone... Iran said they will strike all of our middle east instalaions with their missiles may not be nukes may be nukes who knows but they have been saying it of months now same with N korea in the early 2000's do you guys watch the news? i notice it is british an canadians saying things like this... am old fashion i belive in the fighting spirit of the US i was just putting a senario out there not saying it will happen just saying my mind an if you dnt like it suck my nuts lol drivel? wt More..

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    • Ask any true amarican if they belive in what i have just said i bet 95% of them would be like hell yeahhh Merica!!! you guys are not from this country soo you really dnt understand this generations US pride we would rather die then become another nations pawn or slaves just like Great Britan in the 1940's idk about canada you probly ask for our help as soon as the danger presented its self but still you talk bad about the US most contries do but at the first sign of battle who do you ask for hel More..

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  • And thats why the united states will still be running the table throughout the world! We bring control to chaos whether they like it or not!

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  • Yes yes yes, and the US is so heavily in debt thanks to the massive funding it puts into the military...

    /derp

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  • LOL and you can take all your fancy expensive gadgets and doo-dads to the sandbox, where a handful of allah-worshippers with soviet-era AK47s and home made IEDs will fight you to a draw. pretty funny.

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  • First picture is of a British tank, so I estimated that the article was complete shit and didn't read any further.

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  • http://www.usdebtclock.org/
    World leaders in bankruptcy, well done.

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  • I forgot that US companies sell all this technology...This is shit we sell to everyone haha

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  • pff...now that blabbed about it here...the chinese are going to rip it off,bolt for bolt ;p

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    • @Eva_Destruction Bullshit. Medicine if fucking miraculous these days. Antibiotics, vaccines. Incredible transplant surgeries. Surgical and ICU procedures we could not have dreamed about a few years ago. Gene sequencing and absolutely amazing gene synthesis, gene splicing and gene therapies. Computational molecular dynamics simulations resulting in custom targeted drugs. Protein folding simulation helping craft designer proteins tailored to highly specific problems. CAT scans MRI scans PET scans More..

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    • @Eva_Destruction

      There's no money to be made in the cure the money is in medication. Cancer was probably cured 30 years ago.

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    • @Eva_Destruction P.S. everyone still dies, but life expectancy has increased by several decades, that's the valid measurement for medical progress.

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    • @MadMike740 Bullshit. Cancer is a catchall term for a large number of diverse ailments. There is no one cancer and no one cure for cancer. But thanks to modern medicine most patients with most cancers live 10+ years and many life 20+ years. The life expectancy for terminally ill cancer patients has been dramatically extended. For many types of cancer people who would have died 30 years ago now go into full remission. The less fortunate enjoy a few more years with their loved ones.

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  • Lots of bad ass stuff, I want the Atchison shotgun though.

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  • Just coz you don't know what they have doesn't mean they don't have them - or something like it or better.

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