Saturday, June 17, 2017

Advanced American Weapons I


Adaptiv is an active camouflage technology developed by BAE Systems AB to protect military vehicles from detection by near infrared night vision devices. It consists of an array of hexagonal Peltier plates which can be rapidly heated and cooled to form any desired image, such as of the natural background or of a non-target object.

The Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System (MAARS) is a robot that is being developed by Qinetiq. The MAARS platform was designed for reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) to increase security at forward locations.

The XM2010 was designed and developed specifically for the sustained harsh environment of the modern battlefield. The weapon is an upgrade to the combat proven M24 Sniper Weapon System.

The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) System, is an airburst grenade launcher. The XM25 CDTE fires 25 mm grenades that are set to explode in mid-air at or near the target. A laser rangefinder in the weapon is used to determine the distance to the target.

The personnel halting and stimulation response rifle (PHASR) is a prototype non-lethal laser dazzler. Its purpose is to temporarily disorient and blind a target.

The Auto Assault-12 (AA-12), originally designed and known as the Atchisson Assault Shotgun. The weapon is fully automatic only but fires at a rate of 300 rounds per minute, making it possible to fire one round at a time with brief trigger pulls.