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MBDA Germany demonstrates 40 kW laser gun The German subsidiary of MBDA, the missile systems company that is jointly owned by the European aerospace and defense giants BAE Systems, EADS and Finmeccanica, says that the solid-state laser weapon it is developing has now reached an output power of 40 kW. The power level exceeds the 25 kW levels achieved so far by US rivals – and the company says that it will shortly begin testing the system at a “proving ground” in Oberjettenberg, with the aim of shooting down an airborne target for the first time. MBDA says it has generated such high powers by using fiber lasers combined with its own patented beam coupling technology to maintain high beam quality – crucial for the lasers to be effective at large stand-off distances. In recent firing tests, the laser is said to have burned through mortar shells and pierced 40 mm-thick steel plates “in a few seconds”. Shareholder merger impact?

BZs Bovington Tank Museum The Bovington Tank Museum is located by Bovington Camp in Dorset, South West England. Bovington camp is used by the British Army for tank driving and repair training. A Challenger MBT (minus much of the normal bolt on bits) guards the main museum entrance. The Elder Scrolls Online Ask Us Anything: Craglorn Today, we’re tackling your questions about ESO’s first Adventure Zone. read more » ESO’s Veteran Content Learn more about what you can do in ESO at level 50, from the Alliance War and Veteran Dungeons to the upcoming Adventure Zone.

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3D electronic printing holds promise of various applications for Soldiers <div id="others"><ul><li><a href="/media/322878/"><img src=" width="150" alt="3D printing" /></a><div class="title" style = "font-weight:bold;"></div><div class="caption">James Zunino, Picatinny Materials Engineer, displays a object that was created by an additive printing process. 3D printing gives engineers the flexibility to quickly print items of various shapes, materials and structure.</div></li><li><a href="/media/322879/"><img src=" width="150" alt="3D printing 2" /></a><div class="title" style = "font-weight:bold;"></div><div class="caption">James Zunino, Picatinny Materials Engineer, displays a modular tool that can be added onto the Multi-Axis Modular Manufacturing Platform for additive manufacturing. Different tools allow the machine to perform different manufacturing techniques.</div></li></ul></div>

Survival Shotgun Series - Myths Explained Thanks to television, movies, and popular Rambo talk there are lots of myths about the shotgun. If you are going to use yours effectively in a survival situation you need to separate fact from fiction. Here are some common misconceptions the smart prepper should be wary of. This article is Part 5 in a series of posts by contributing author Mr. Smashy: Rack It

Rise of the Drones Rise of the Drones PBS Airdate: January 23, 2013 NARRATOR: Drones: these aerial robots are replacing manned planes; they're revolutionizing warfare by allowing us to see and kill from half a world away, and they're making science fiction a reality. Fred OBryants Quote Collection - Volume 5 There are 500 quotes in this volume. To find a quote by a specific author, or that includes a particular word or phrase, use your browser's FIND function to search for the quote you want. Every effort has been made to attribute the source of each quotation properly. The U.S. military's real-time Google Street View: Airborne spy camera can track an entire city in 1,800MP The ARGUS-IS can view an area of 15 sq/miles in a single imageIts zoom capability can detect an object as small as 6in on the groundDeveloped by BAE as part of a $18million DARPA projectSystem works by stringing together 368 digital camera chips By Damien Gayle Published: 14:56 GMT, 28 January 2013 | Updated: 19:56 GMT, 28 January 2013

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