weapon-system

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Colt OHWS

A very rare prototype weapon that competed against the H&K Mark 23 in the USSOCOM’s Offensive Handgun Weapons System program. You can see on the left hand side where a lot of the controls are located; the ambidextrous safety, slide stop, oversize mag release and a decocker.  It uses a rotating barrel so it required a unique if not cumbersome way to attach a suppressor which was a requirement for the OHWS program. Supposedly only 30 of these pistols were ever produced in various stages of completion due to the fact they were a trial gun. You can learn more about from a very informative video by Forgotten Weapons on Youtube. (GRH)

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Fire Emblem IF Awesomeness

This game is seriously the best thing to happen to FE ever. 

Okay, first of all, it gets rid of that dumb weapon durability system. LIke, I’m sure some of you felt it helped with game balance, but to me it was more of an annoyance than anything. The staves still have durability but that makes sense, cuz otherwise you could stall a lot of fights. 

Speaking of game balance, this game does a great job on it overall. Debuffs are now a much more important part of the battle system, and many enemies have innate debuff abilities that make it hard for you to just shove a general up a corridor and expect it to tank every single thing.

Also, the amazing level design is back and man is it glorious. No more bland open maps from Awakening, this is the good shit. Just wait ‘til you get to Chapter 10, man that map was amazing. Oh yeah, and enemy reinforcements don’t just pop up right when you end a turn anymore, like seriously, who thought that was a good idea? They now pop up right after the enemy ends their turn, so yeah more good shit.

And finally, that stupid pairing system has been nerfed. In Awakening, there was often never reason NOT to use it because of how OP it was, but it has been fixed in an amazing way in IF/Fates. It now adds a lot more overall depth to the game and is very welcoming. The new weapon triangle thing is cool too but it didn’t care too much for it.

So yeah, this game is amazing. It offers the Nohr Kingdom side, which is more for classic FE fans that enjoyed limited exp and gold, and the Hoshido Kingdom side, which is more like Awakening with the grinding options and such(although I most likely won’t touch those grinding parts when I eventually play it). Be hyped.


One last thing, there’s an open translation project going on that I’ll be participating in @ http://serenesforest.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=54979&page=1

Progress is insanely fast and anyone’s welcome to help. 


Seriously, can’t get enough of this game.

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(Another personal favorite of my)

Introduced in 2001, the FN F2000 was billed as a next-generation weapons system with modularity of design being the key selling point. The system was developed by the long-running Belgium firearms concern of Fabrique Nationale and made use of the popularized “bullpup” configuration seen more and more in contemporary automatic weapons design today. In its most basic terms, the bullpup arrangement sees the magazine feed set behind the pistol grip unit, most often times being integrated into an oversized stock. This provides for a more compact end-product and adds a great deal more accuracy when attempting to control such a weapon on full automatic fire. 

The base system consists of an automatic rifle that can be ambidextrously wielded with no modification to the frame whatsoever. The F2000 body is largely made from lightweight polymers and is a comparably compact package for an assault rifle featuring a full-length barrel. Spent ammunition cartridges are ejected forwards and away from the firer through an interesting chute running along the upper right side of the receiver - as such, the F2000 can be handled by a left- or right-handed shooter unlike other weapons of this class - the spent shell casings are ejected far from the operator’s face. The design is also engineered with future battlefield growth in mind for it is marketed as a modular weapons system that allows operators to highly customize the rifle to suit mission specifics. 

Despite its futuristic appearance, the F2000 is quite conventional in its overall design. It is chambered to fire the 5.56x45mm NATO standard cartridge from either a 10- or 30-round detachable box magazine (30-round STANAG magazines are supported) making it an appealing solution to interested export customers worldwide. The firing action revolves around the proven gas-operated, rotating bolt arrangement common to many automatic weapons of this class. Rate-of-fire is listed at 850 rounds per minute while a muzzle velocity of 2,953 feet per second put it on par with others. Effective range is out to 1,600 feet to which the integrated 1.6x magnification scope helps with extended accuracy at distance. The F2000 sports a three-setting fire selector switch allowing for safety, semi-automatic fire and full-automatic fire. The cocking handle is set to the left side of the body within easy reach. There is no noted “hold open” feature for the bolt when the last cartridge is spent - as such, panel to the rear of the receiver can be opened to check the weapons ammunition state. Magazines also do not automatically “drop out” of the receiver and are instead manually removed for changing. A flash suppressor is standard and features the widely accepted “slant” common to other military firearms. The FN F2000 sports a standard - though removable - 1.6x magnification telescopic sight. Removal of the sight frees the upper portion of the receiver for Picatinny-style rail accessories and specialized sights including night vision, flashlights and aimers. A bayonet can also be fitted to the frontend of the weapon for close-quarter battle. Similarly, a foregrip can be added to the extreme muzzle end of the forward handgrip for a sure two-handed hold, the shoulder stock adding a third support point.

The FN F2000 features provision for an optional underslung 40x46mm GL1 series breech-loaded, single-shot grenade launcher with a pump-action rotary locking operation which replaces the removable forward hand guard when installed (similarly, a 12-gauge shotgun component can be affixed in this fashion). Implementation of said launcher with the assault rifle portion adds merely an inch to the overall length of the weapon system and only 2 lbs to the overall weight. The existing pistol grip of the automatic rifle portion also operates the integrated grenade launcher unit as well minimizing the need for the operator to change hand positions when engaging with his weapon of choice. A separate trigger system is seated underneath the main trigger for operating the launcher. 

The 40mm grenade launcher is capable of launching standard “dumb” grenade projectiles utilizing a built-in fire control system (FCS) that is powered by batteries housed in the shoulder stock. The FCS is actuated by a button near the main trigger system and brings into action the integrated laser range finder which feeds calculations to a computer. The user is then “guided” to the optimal elevation of the weapon based on distance to target and environmental factors to which he/she can then engage at the best angle with reasonably accurate results.

To date, FN has been developed into several variants playing upon the original F2000 configuration. The F2000 “Tactical” is delivered sans the integrated optical sight component which is replaced with a MIL-STD-1913 style rail system. Iron sights take the place of the missing scope. The F2000 “Tactical TR” is similar to the F2000 Tactical but is delivered with three total rail positions for broader tactical options. The F2000 “S” is a combat version specifically developed for the Slovenian Army and brings about Picatinny rail support with an integrated carrying handle over the receiver. The FS2000 is a semi-automatic-fire only model intended for civilian use and these lack the scope of the military version and feature other civilian-minded market modifications to make their ownership legal. The FS2000 “Standard” is similar to the aforementioned FS2000 and also intended for civilian use but comes with the factory-supplied 1.6x magnification scope component. The F2000 CQB is yet another civilian-minded market entry and sees the handguard removed in favor of a three-point Picatinny rail system for optional accessories.

The F2000 has seen global use beyond Belgian borders and is currently in service with the forces of Argentina, Chile, Croatia, India, Libya, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia and Slovenia. Of note here is that all purchases were specifically made for special forces groups within each respective country and not for use by the regular army. As the F2000 is an ongoing developmental product of sorts for Fabrique Nationale, there are several other optional additions in the works. One such addition is a multi-shot grenade launcher unit as well as capability to launch “smart” grenade munitions.

Specifications for the Fabrique Nationale FN F2000:

Country of Origin: Belgium

Manufacturer: FN Herstal - Belgium

Initial Year of Service: 2001

Overall Length: 688mm (27.09in)

Barrel Length: 400.00mm (15.75in)

Weight (Empty): 7.94lbs (3.60kg)

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO

Action: Gas-Operated; Rotating Bolt

Feed: 10- or 30-Round Detachable Box Magazine

Muzzle Velocity: 2,953ft/sec (900m/sec)

Rate-of-Fire: 850 rounds per minute

Range: 1,600ft (488m; 533yds)

Sights: Iron Front and Rear; Optional Optics

Variants:

F2000 - Base Production Model

F2000 Tactical - Similar to base production model sans optical sight; Picatinny rail.

F2000 Tactical TR - Similar to F2000 Tactical production model; triple rail accessories system.

FS2000 - Semi-Automatic-only civilian version; longer barrel; permanent flash suppressor; Picatinny rail.

FS2000 Standard - Similar to FS2000 model though with factory-level 1.6x optic.

F2000 S - Slovenian Army Variant; Picatinny rail

FS2000 CQB - Semi-Automatic-only civilian version; 3 x Picatinny rail.

Operators:

Argentina; Belgium; Chile; Croatia; India; Libya; Pakistan; Peru; Poland; Saudi Arabia; Slovenia

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http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/03/technology/ray-kurzweil-predictions/

https://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/smart-policing-come-dubai-robo-cops-055522487.html

http://qz.com/383275/google-has-patented-the-ability-to-control-a-robot-army/

http://www.techworld.com/news/operating-systems/stephen-hawking-warns-computers-will-overtake-humans-within-100-years-3611397/

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30290540

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/early-2016-robot-cops-patrolling-streets-no/ x, x

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2344398/Google-futurist-claims-uploading-entire-MINDS-computers-2045-bodies-replaced-machines-90-years.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/swarms-drones-could-be-next-frontier-emergency-response-2D11988741(deleted)

Killer robots will leave humans “utterly defenseless” warns Berkley professor 

Autonomous weapons systems engage targets without human intervention

Learning through trial and error…

Robot fly..

Robot dogs..

Robot boat..

Google overtakes Goldman Sachs as top political donator

China preparing for drone war

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The Remington Model 700 (M700) rifle series appears in civilian, police and military guises. Production by Remington Arms began in 1962 and continues today. The system fires from a variety of ammunition types based on model and barrel. The US Army’s M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) and US Marine Corps’ M40 rifles are both militarized forms of this civilian design. 

Ammunition types fired from various Model 700 rifle versions (depending on model) include the .17 Remington, .17 Remington Fireball, .204 Ruger, .220 Swift, .221 Remington Fireball, .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, .243 Win, 6mm Remington, 6.8mm SPC, .25-06 Remington, .264 Win Mag, .270 Winchester, .270 WSM, .280 Remington, 7mm-08 Remington, 7mm Remington Mag, 7mm RUM, .30-06, .308 Win, .300 WSM, .300 Win Mag, .300 RUM, .338 RUM, .338 Win Mag, .35 Whelen, .375 H&H and .375 RUM.

Ammunition is fed via 2-lug bolt-action from a 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-round internal magazine. Detachable magazines might be encountered with specialized security and military versions. Civilian versions of the rifle include the Model 700 ADL, BDL and CDL while police versions encompass two major products in the 700P and 700P (LTR), the main difference in each of the police models being the type of barrel.

The base Model 700 weighs in unloaded at approximately 6lbs, 12oz. Overall length measures in at 1,055mm with barrel lengths numbering 22, 24 and 26 inches. Accessories include a bipod, shoulder sling and various telescopic sights.

Specifications for the Remington Model 700:



Country of Origin: United States

Manufacturer: Remington Arms - USA

Initial Year of Service: 1962

Overall Length: 1055mm (41.54in)

Barrel Length: 610.00mm (24.02in)

Weight (Empty): 6.75lbs (3.06kg)

Caliber: Various - .223 Remington; .30-06 among others

Action: Bolt-Action; Rotating Bolt

Feed: 3, 4, 5 or 6-round internal magazine

Sights: Telescopic (Various)

Variants:



Model 700 - Remington Comapny Designation of civilian model; base model.

Model 700 ADL - Civlian Model; heavy barrel; redesignated to Model 700 SPS (Special Purpose Synthetic).

Model 700 BDL - Civilian Model.

Model 700 CDL - Civlian Model.

Model 700 Safari - Civilian Model.

Model 700 SPS (Special Purpose Synthetic) - Redesignated Model 700 ADL; similar to Model 700P; lighter barrel; different stock.

Model 700P - Security version of the M700; 26" heavy barrel.

Model 700P Light Tactical Rifle (LTR) - Security/Civilian version of M700; 20" fluted heavy barrel; optional Leupold Mark IV M3 10x40mm telescopic sight.

Model 700DM - Police model; detachable magazine with .308 ammunition.

M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) - US Army version of the M700.

M40 - USMC version of the M700.

Operators:



United States.

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Some new Superverse screenshots! I’ve been working more on charting out the story and maps I need and it’s also finals season, so I haven’t been working on the actual thing recently, but I have put in the game’s weapons. 

There are 10 types of weapons, each type with 10 variations. There are also unique weapons, like the mackerel shown in other screenshots. 5 types of weapons and 2 of their variations are above. Each variation also has flavor text, shown at the bottom.

I also threw in a screenshot of a town called Enme that plays a minor role in the story, just as a sort of bonus.

If you like robots, knights, wizards, space marines, any two, any three, all four or any combination of the above, Superverse might just be the game for you. Unfortunately, a flash drive error resulted in me losing the game’s master copy. If anyone wants to help with music, graphics, character design, VAing, or is just interested in the game just message me! 

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The CheyTac Intervention is a sniper weapons system developed by the American firm of CheyTac Associates based out of Arco, Idaho. The Intervention is classified as an “anti-material rifle” intended to counter light or “soft” armored threats and other targets of interest at extreme ranges utilizing a large-caliber cartridge developed by CheyTac itself. Anti-material rifles are used to a high degree by military forces the world over to give sharpshooters the ability to target and disable key components of enemy vehicles including vision ports, sensors, track linkages, engine blocks and the like. The Intervention is sold as a complete weapons package to include the rifle, case, optics, ammunition supply, replacement barrels and various accessories and is considered one of the most accurate long range shooting platforms anywhere in the world with effective ranges out to 2,000 meters. Under ideal testing conditions, the Intervention has shown its accuracy out to 2,200 meters including group shots (bullets repeatedly hitting the same spot on a target). The Intervention has gone on to set a world record for best grouping at distance (2,122 meters).

While many of today’s anti-material rifles utilize the widely-accepted .50 BMG cartridge, CheyTac developed their .408 for use in their Intervention. Per CheyTac’s own wording, the .408 is a bridge cartridge between the 338 Lapua and .50 BMG rounds currently in widespread use. The .408 cartridge was developed utilizing computer software and is produced by Lost River Ballistic Technologies. The round is said to compete favorably with the .50 BMG in the anti-material role and collectively weigh much less, allowing the operator to carry more ammunition. General comparisons between the .50 BMG versus the Intervention’s .408 cartridge put the .50 BMG ahead in its initial muzzle velocity (11,200lbs versus 7,700lbs) though, as Cheytac explains, their .408 retains much more of its energy beyond the 700 yard mark which leads to its highly-touted long-range accuracy.

All told, the Intervention is a rather conventionally-designed sniper system. The major working internal components are held within the receiver which contains the firing action as well as the manually-actuated bolt-action lever (turn-bolt design). The lever hangs down to the right side of the gun body. There is a forend assembly over the barrel base and the barrel extends a distance out from the gun body proper. The barrel is further capped by an integrated muzzle brake and can accept a suppressor. Atop the receiver there is a Picatinny style rail system for the mounting of optics and accessories. An ergonomic carrying handle is attached under the forend ahead of the receiver. The .408 ammunition is fed via a spring-loaded, seven-shot, detachable box magazine (“repeater” production models only) inserted ahead of the pistol grip and trigger unit. The magazine itself is wide with vertical ribbing and inserts directly under the forward portion of the receiver. An ejection port is identified to the right side of the gun body, above the magazine feed. The pistol grip is of a rugged and stout design, ergonomically finished and conveniently angled rearwards with an enlarged base. The trigger is well-protected by a low-set guard as well as the pistol grip aft and the magazine feed ahead. The shoulder stock is another ergonomically refined element, hollow in its design and supported by two extension rods emanating from the receiver sides. This allows the operator to wholly adjust the extension of the shoulder support as needed. A collapsible bipod is adjustable and fitted to the forend assembly. An adjustable monopod is seen at the base of the shoulder stock. The Intervention weighs in at 31lbs without optics and sports a running length of 53 inches on full extension.

The Intervention benefits from the use of a highly efficient stainless steel muzzle brake - the McArthur PGRS-1 series - to help contend with the inherently violent recoil of such a weapon. An “efficient” muzzle brake allows repeated firing of the gun without exhausting the operator which, in other systems, generates fatigue and can lead to inaccurate results over the long run. The unique muzzle brake design, by gunsmith Bruce McArthur, forces the resulting gasses away from the eyes of the shooter prior to the bullet actually leaving the muzzle brake itself.

As a “take-down” rifle system, the Intervention can be broken down into smaller major components for storage during transport or during infiltration (via sea or air). CheyTac claims that their rifle system can maintain its “zero” tolerance meaning that, in the event of a complete system takedown, the rifle can be reassembled without loss to its inherent accuracy. Regardless of time of day or position from shooter to target, the Intervention has proven this feat in testing to consistently deliver rounds on target.

CheyTac markets their rifle with two distinct primary optical sighting systems. The standard scope model is the Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x variable telescopic sight. The night vision version is the SIM RAD. Customer-specific optics can also be used. The Intervention can mount other accessories beyond the traditional optics including a suppressor, an infrared (IR) laser illumination system, the KESTREL 4000/4500 data processing system (for accurate reading of wind, air temperature and pressures), the Leica Vector IV laser rangefinder and the SUUNTO X6 environmental computer won on the operator’s wrist.

The Intervention has appeared in a handful of variants under differing model numbers per company nomenclature. The M-200 is a standard rifle design with a 29 inch barrel of which a shortened carbine form was also developed, since out of production now. The M-200 CIV is a known civilian market model. All M-200 series rifles operate from the detachable box magazine and feature the aforementioned adjustable wire telescoping shoulder stock. The M-310 series includes the M-310 SS and M-310 R to indicate respective “single-shot” and “repeater” firing actions. Both have a 29 inch barrel. The M-325 series includes the M-325 SS and M-325 R with the same respective firing actions as the M-310 series though these are finished with 28 inch barrels. The 300-series rifles are seen with McMillan fiberglass shoulder stocks.

McMillan fiberglass shoulder stock. The M-310 is further evolved into sub-variants to include the M-310 SS and the M-310 R, the major difference between the two designs being the former’s “single-shot” action and the latter’s “repeating” action - hence their associated letter designations.

Despite its American origins, the US military does not make use of the Intervention at this time - much to the disappointment of CheyTac. However, special forces of Poland and Turkey have found the system highly favorable for their operatives and actively use the weapon today. Production began in 2001 and is ongoing as of this writing. 

Specifications for the CheyTac Intervention Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle:

Country of Origin: United States

Manufacturer: CheyTac LLC - USA

Initial Year of Service: 2001

Overall Length: 1346mm (52.99in)

Barrel Length: 736.00mm (28.98in)

Weight (Empty): 30.86lbs (14.00kg)

Powerplant: .408 CheyTac; .375 CheyTac.

Action: Manually-Actuated Turn-Bolt-Action.

Feed: 7-round detachable box magazine.

Range: 6,560ft (1,999m; 2,187yds)

Sights: Optional Optics.

Variants:

M-200 - Base Series Model; 29 inch barrel.

M-200 Carbine - Shortend Variant.

M-200 CIV - Civilian Variant.

M-200 RK.

M-310 SS - Single-Shot Variant; 29 inch barrel.

M-310 R - Repeater Variant; 29 inch barrel.

M-325 SS - Single-Shot Variant; 28 inch barrel.

M-325 R - Repeater Variant; 28 inch barrel.

Operators:

Poland; Turkey.

anonymous asked:

I'm picking up with Sanders is putting down but I do have a question. I am a military wife expecting my first child with my husband. He had been in the military for 2 years and will be in for a long time, my question is what is Sanders plan for the military? I've heard cut cost of funding the military, but that worries me a bit. This is the only life we have known as married so you can understand my worry for my husband and Childs future. Thank you!

There isn’t a set outline for what he wants to do, but I do think the cut in Military spending will be coming from developing new weapon systems that go way over budget, and not cutting the pay for members of the Military.