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Future Weapons

Season 3 2007 - 2008
TV-PG

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  • 2007-11-18T02:00:00Z on Discovery
  • 60 mins
  • 6 hours, 53 mins (10 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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10 episodes

3x01 Firepower

  • Season Premiere

    2007-11-18T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

The third-season opener includes a device that disarms terrorist bombs, a squad weapon for ambush protection, a surface-to-air missile and the Army's latest sniper rifle.

3x02 Non-Lethal Special

  • 2007-11-30T02:00:00Z — 41 mins

Examining the Taser and its applications for military use. Also: a vehicle-stopping device that uses a high-tech net to trap suicide bombers.

3x03 Close Protection

  • 2007-12-07T02:00:00Z — 41 mins

First up is the top-secret scanning device that will stop terrorist attempts to smuggle liquid bombs and guns on to passenger jets. Next, Mack takes command of the newest rapid-fire naval gun as he tries to take out waterborne suicide bombers. Back on land, he wields the very latest security detail carbine when he goes head to head with the Roswell SWAT Team during an exercise to protect a VIP from assassins. Then he gets to test the newest remote-controlled weapons station for armored personnel carriers.

Featured Weapons:
- OPTOSECURITY LIQUID THREAT TECHNOLOGY
- BAE SYSTEMS 57mm Mk110 NAVAL GUN
- LWRC M6 A2 PSD
- WAVE REMOTE-CONTROLLED WEAPONS STATION

3x04 Israel Special

  • 2007-12-14T02:00:00Z — 41 mins

FutureWeapons travels to the Middle East to uncover the cutting-edge weapons under design for the Israeli Defense Forces. Mack demonstrates an amazing weapon that will blow open the door of a terrorist hideout and if you want to take out the whole building, Mack has another trick in his arsenal. Next, he goes on an action-packed mission with a crack Israeli team carrying an array of the very latest weapons and surveillance technology to rescue hostages.

Featured Weapons:
- ELBIT SYSTEMS VIPER PORTABLE COMBAT ROBOT
- HYDRO-NOA MENNY D4 DOOR BUSTER
- HYDRO-NOA SHARON BREACHING KIT
- CORNER SHOT 7.62 mm ASSAULT PISTOL RIFLE
- IWI MICRO TAVOR ASSAULT RIFLE
- RAFAEL SIMON 150 RIFLE-LAUNCHED GRENADE
- RAFAEL MATADOR SHOULDER-LAUNCHED MISSILE SYSTEM

3x05 Guns

  • 2007-12-21T02:00:00Z — 41 mins

FutureWeapons goes big on guns starting with the rapid-fire cannon that’s fast becoming a huge hit with the U.S. armed forces. Next up, Mack takes a helicopter ride where he unleashes a firestorm with the lightweight Dillon Aero Gatling gun. On an Arizona firing range, he tests a new multi-caliber combat weapon that's lighter and tougher than any other weapon in its class. In the finale, Mack checks out a new breed of personal defense weapons that have the stopping power -- and amazingly, the accuracy -- of much bigger weapons.

Featured Weapons:
- ATK MK44 BUSHMASTER AUTOMATIC CANNON
- DILLON AERO M134D GATLING GUN
- MAGPUL MASADA ASSAULT RIFLE
- KNIGHT'S ARMAMENT PERSONAL DEFENSE WEAPON

3x06 Future Warrior

  • 2008-03-13T01:00:00Z — 41 mins

Future weapons tests an amazing state-of-the-art weapon that can be converted from assault rifle to sniper rifle in seconds; the family car that can withstand bombs and bullets and even fight back; the unmanned ground vehicle being developed to fight alongside troops in the field and the latest portable spy in the sky that gives you a bird's eye view of the enemy.

3x07 Hard Target

  • 2008-03-20T01:00:00Z — 41 mins

Future weapons set out to test yet another group of advanced new weapons. The first is a new super light armor for rubber raiding craft; then they test out new ammo for the Milkor multiple grenade launcher, which is able to reach out to at least half a mile. Then they test the latest generation of UAV attack plane: and finally they test out an assault rifle round that's capable of reaching out to at least 1200 yards and yet it's still able to be supersonic at that distance.

3x08 Israel Special 2

  • 2008-03-20T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

Future weapons heads back out east to check out some of the latest weapons be tested and put to use by the Israeli armed forces. First they'll take a look at anti-missile shield system called the iron fist; then they'll take a look at a newly developed battle tank called the Merkava IV. Then they'll go test the destructive power of a Delilah cruise missile; then they'll go test out a new air defense system that is very capable of taking out many different kinds of missiles.

3x09 Kill Zone

  • 2008-03-27T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

Future weapons get to preview a new revolution in air warfare; they also take a look at the amazing optic sight for assault rifles. Also they take a look at a massive assault rifle that can fire .50 caliber rounds.

3x10 Alaska Special

  • 2008-04-25T01:00:00Z — 41 mins

Future weapons set out to test a few weapons on how they operate in arctic conditions; which include the Stryker Mobile Gun System, the M56E1 Smoke Generator and the Arctic Warfare Super Magnum Sniper Rifle.

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