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US Navy Laser Weapon System

US Navy Laser Weapon System

The US Navy’s Laser Weapons System (LaWS) is a ship-mounted beam weapon. The 30kW weapon fires an invisible infrared beam that is powerful enough to take down drones and speedboats while reducing collateral damage.

Helmet Saves Marine

Helmet Saves Marine

(NSFW: Language) In this video from late 2013, a group of U.S. Marines came under attack from a Taliban sniper. An otherwise deadly headshot was stopped in its tracks by a life-saving Kevlar helmet. Boy, that was too close. Mirror here.

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Armored Combat in the 15th C.

Armored Combat in the 15th C.

Le Figaro and Musée de Cluny give us a basic idea of what it was like to fight in full combat armor based on 15th century documents. Dark Souls it ain’t. We bet many battles were shut down because the neighbors complained.

Soldiers’ Inventories

Soldiers’ Inventories

The Telegraph recently presented photographer Thom Atkinson’s series of images featuring British military equipment, from 1066 to 2014. The collection highlights both military-issued tools alongside personal belongings.

US Marines Self-Driving Car

US Marines Self-Driving Car

The Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS) is a US Marines proof-of-concept autonomous vehicle. It can be controlled remotely, follow its remote control, drive to a waypoint and operated like a normal vehicle.

Low-Level Fighter Training

Low-Level Fighter Training

Fly along with a U.S. Navy pilot in an F/A-18F Super Hornet for some dizzying POV footage as his fighter jet conducts a low-altitude training run, starting over the Pacific Ocean then flying over Northern California and Oregon.

MKIII Military Watch

MKIII Military Watch

If MWC timepieces are good enough for the military and anti-terrorist units, they’re good enough for us. This one is based on a classic 1950’s NATO spec watch, with brushed stainless case and 21 jewel automatic movement.

The Plane That Landed Itself

The Plane That Landed Itself

During a training mission in 1970, the F-106 plane that Retired Maj. Gary Foust was piloting went into an unrecoverable flat spin. He ejected, assuming the plane would crash. And then the plane went into “It’s cool bro, I got this” mode.

Russian Robot Tanks

Russian Robot Tanks

We’d love to think that Pacific Rim’s Jaegers are the future of urban warfare, but it’s more likely that we’ll see something like the remote-controlled tanks shown in this simulation. We at least need these in the next Call of Duty.

Paratrooper vs. Trees

Paratrooper vs. Trees

(NSFW: Language) A PPCLI paratrooper jumps from a plane and finds himself in a very precarious situation. There’s just no avoiding the plethora of trees the wind pushes him into. Fortunately, his luck holds out at the last second.

WW II LEGO Battle Scene

WW II LEGO Battle Scene

Brickmania’s incredible recreation of the deadly WWII beach landings at Peleliu, created from over 500,000 LEGO parts. Includes the massive USS LST 325, tanks, airplanes, tons of custom minifigs and weapons, and even a shark.

Top Secret Drum Corps

Top Secret Drum Corps

Turns out precision and versatility aren’t just for Swiss Army knives. The Top Secret Drum Corps out of the historical drumming city of Basel, Switzerland put on an astounding show at the 2012 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Tactical Duty Kilt

Tactical Duty Kilt

5.11 Tactical created the Tactical Duty Kilt as an April Fools’ Day prank, but is actually thinking of producing it due to popular demand. If nothing else, the Scottish army should make this standard issue. (Thanks Beans!)

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Speeding Tank

Speeding Tank

While you might think of tanks as slow-moving vehicles, it turns out that some of them can actually drive quite quickly. Here’s the Leclerc MBT tearing up desert at nearly 45mph. Though it still can’t beat this tank.

F-18 Carrier Ops

F-18 Carrier Ops

Awesome footage of a U.S. Navy pilot from Carrier Strike Group 8 and his F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The plane takes off, practices aloft and lands back at the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

1.8 Gigapixel Surveillance Camera

1.8 Gigapixel Surveillance Camera

Made by BAE Systems for DARPA, the ARGUS-IS camera is meant to be mounted on drones. It can take pictures so detailed that you could make out a 6″ object even if the drone was 17,500ft high.

The Man Tie

The Man Tie

Rucksack maker Goruck takes the military-grade materials used in their bags and has created a line of casual ties that can stand up to just about anything you throw at ’em. Buy classic and skinny.

Soldier Draws Gunfire

Soldier Draws Gunfire

(NSFW: Language) While on recon in Afghanistan, a group of US soldiers were pinned by gunfire. This soldier went into the open so the others could escape. Thankfully he survived. More on YouTube.

Bizarre Military Experiments

Bizarre Military Experiments

Alltime10s chronicles ten of the most unusual, unreal and ridiculous military projects over the years – from a cat turned into a listening device, to bomb-dropping bats, to boats made of ice.

V-22 Osprey Belly Gun

V-22 Osprey Belly Gun

Because of its tilt-rotors, the VTOL V-22 Osprey couldn’t safely fire weapons anywhere besides its rear. The solution? A belly-mounted mini-gun that fires 3000 rounds-per-minute. See it at 4:17.

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Soldier Domino

Soldier Domino

A group of Belarusian soldiers show off their discipline and coordination at a military parade with an impressive domino performance. They’re not that in sync at the start, but it gets way better.

Ghost Recon Alpha

Ghost Recon Alpha

(NSFW: Language) A team of Ghosts deal with a TARFU mission. Even without a product to promote, this short film by Francois Alaux and Herve de Crecy can stand on its own. Turn captions on.

GRFS: Documentary Trailer

GRFS: Documentary Trailer

Shades of Hurt Locker abound in the latest trailer for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. A fictional Special Forces soldier proves that they do have souls, it’s just that they’ve been turned to Ghosts.

GRFS: Gunsmith Addict

GRFS: Gunsmith Addict

Ubisoft hypes up Ghost Recon: Future Soldier‘s Gunsmith, a mode where players can customize weapons and test them outside of the main game. There will even be Gunsmith mobile apps.

Tank Paintball

Tank Paintball

The Armourgeddon in Leicestershire, UK offers a unique paintball experience: 3-on-3 battles aboard FV432 APCs. While they don’t fire live rounds, they are each armed with a 40mm paintball cannon.

Patrol Torpedo Boat

Patrol Torpedo Boat

One of 12 remaining patrol torpedo boats from World War II, equipped with two turbocharged diesel engines that provide 1,100hp. It still has its weapons, although they’ve all been deactivated.

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