Weapons

Zap Cane Hides a Flashlight & One Million Volt Charge

Zap Cane Hides a Flashlight & One Million Volt Charge

Canes have been a good way to conceal weapons for a long time. Usually, though, it's a blade of some kind in there. Or, maybe the cane itself is your weapon of choice. Either way, it's a trick that's been tested, and proven effective. The Zap Cane, though, may take things a bit too far. And not because it has a flashlight built-in, either.

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BAE borrow Batman Tumbler style for concept battle bots

BAE borrow Batman Tumbler style for concept battle bots

BAE Systems has admitted to have borrowing stylistic cues from the Tumbler Batmobile used in the rebooted Batman franchise for some of their latest ground warfare concepts. The team responsible for the Future Protected Vehicles project told The Engineer that one particular unmanned assault vehicle, Raider, was inspired by the Tumbler's motorbike-style turning system and wheel configuration.

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$45.8Million Awarded to Lockheed Martin by US Navy for Unmanned K-MAX Helicopter

$45.8Million Awarded to Lockheed Martin by US Navy for Unmanned K-MAX Helicopter

You love war, right? Everyone does. You know who does the most? Robots. Robots love to go to war because even if their body is destroyed, their mind can be transferred back to the mainframe. It's a fact. Building on that idea (or not) is Lockheed Martin, now creating a helicopter that'll run entirely unmanned. The contract they're working on is called K-MAX and this helicopter's been given a $45.8 million dollar go-ahead by the US Navy.

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XM-25 Airburst Smart Gun Fielded on US Troops in Afghanistan

XM-25 Airburst Smart Gun Fielded on US Troops in Afghanistan

I can imagine my friend Josiah wouldn't have minded having one of these terrifyingly amazing death-launchers around when he was on his first tour of that gorgeous country. This is the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, aka XM-25 Airburst weapon, otherwise known as a smart gun or smart grenade launcher, designed by Heckler and Koch, is what the US army expects to be a "game-changer" in Afghanistan. Program manager for the XM25 Lieutenant Colonel Chris Lehner had the following to say about this weapons epic abilities: "You get behind something when someone is shooting at you, and that sort of cover has protected people for thousands of years, ... Now we're taking that away from the enemy forever."

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Rubber Band Gatling Gun Costs $499

Rubber Band Gatling Gun Costs $499

We've seen Do It Yourself weapons made to track heat and shoot on contact, but some how this hand-made rubber band gatling gun just takes the cake. The majority of the construction is created from aluminum, and each one of the weapons is hand-made by those folks at Gadgets & Gear. And, as the title suggests, it will set you back a few pennies, but how can anyone pass up on a rubber band gatling gun?

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Taser demo three-way X3 electro-shock on own staff [Video]

Taser demo three-way X3 electro-shock on own staff [Video]

Working in the Taser office has to be one of the more unusual places you can put on your CV, especially when under "key duties" you can list "three-way tase subject".  The company has released a video demonstrating their latest "less lethal" device, the X3, which is capable of not one but three shots in short-succession with simultaneous application of up to 400 to 1,200 volts.

Video demo after the cut

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