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Future Weapons

Season 1 2006

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  • 2006-04-20T01:00:00Z on Discovery
  • 60 mins
  • 4 hours, 7 mins (6 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News, War
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An entertaining and upbeat, mostly factual and undeniably cool show to watch about the future of weaponry. The host is a former US Navy SEAL and he uses easy to understand language. This isn't a show dealing strictly with the US military, but instead it crosses international boundaries while offering a look at truly astonishing weaponry.

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6 episodes

1x01 No Place to Hide

  • Series Premiere

    2006-04-20T01:00:00Z — 41 mins

Future Weapons showcases advanced weapons that leave the enemy defenseless and with no place to hide, such as the most advanced jet fighter known to man and a sophisticated gun that is able to shoot around corners.

1x02 Stealth

  • 2006-04-27T01:00:00Z — 39 mins

Future Weapons showcases advanced weapons that use stealth technology to their advantage, such as the Predator unmanned aerial drone and a newly developed sniper rifle that is effective at ranges up to two miles.

1x03 Maximum Impact

  • 2006-05-04T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

Future Weapons shows some of the most powerful conventional weapons that are in today's military arsenal, including an automatic gatling gun, a thermobaric bomb with power that rivals nuclear weapons and a rocket launcher that is able to fire multiple rockets at a target.

1x04 Future Shock

  • 2006-05-11T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

What weapon is the soldier of the future going to use? The EMP bomb? Who can destroy any electronic component. The LRAD? Who can take down its target with a low frequency noise or a laser who mounted on a plane, can incinerate other planes? Your question are going to be answered in this episode of Future Weapons.

1x05 Smart Weapons

  • 2006-05-18T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

Artillery has always been one of the most important piece of weaponry you can have on a battlefield but accuracy is often a big trouble. The US Army is testing a new projectile who can correct it's direction and adjust itself. Its name is Excalibur. It can hit its target from 25 miles away, to within 10 yards.

Mack is going head to head with Thor. A missile system that allow helicopters to strike ground targets within seconds. To show us the helicopter superiority on a battlefield, we will see what the Apache Longbow can do during the night against any enemy.

1x06 The Power of Fear

  • 2006-05-25T01:00:00Z — 41 mins

The MOAB (Short for Massive Ordnance Air Blast), is the biggest conventional bomb ever made. It can penetrate bunker and underground concrete command and control centers. With its explosive charge, it's capable of taking out two whole city blocks. Do you really want to see this bomb coming toward you? After seeing this episode, your response will be -- No.

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