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The Coast Guard wants to make its deck-mounted machine guns accurate enough for crowded American harbors. To do that, Coast Guard gunners need a weapon mount that’s stable enough to turn an M240 machine gun – a weapon designed to kill area targets on the battlefield – into a precision tool capable of putting every round on target.

One of the more intriguing new technologies spotted at this week’s Navy League Sea-Air-Space Expo was General Atomics’ electromagnetic rail cannon. The company has been working for a number of years with the Office of Naval Research on a 200 nautical mile gun system. In a parallel effort, they’ve been developing a smaller, pulse-power technology […]

Rapid Fire 2/20/07

by david_axe on February 20, 2007

* Gitmo detainees get no appeal * Stennis sprints to Gulf * Shipbuilding plan making sense? * Raptors arrive in Japan * North Africa: new Al-Qaeda home? * STRATCOM chief: cyberwar strategy “dysfunctional“ * Asteroids! Run! (Big ups: RC)

Rapid Fire 02/14/07

by hambling on February 14, 2007

* Centcom targets bloggers * Blogger arrested for terrorist ties * Google Earth, Iraqi lifesaver * Bad turn in Beirut * 222 “chipped“ * Atmospheric comms field-tested * Roger Morris vs. Rummy * WWI’s “Tin Noses Shop“ * The “Circus of Detention“ * Joel Johnson 1, gadget geeks 0 * Flipper to the rescue * […]

Rapid Fire 02/12/07 (Updated)

by hambling on February 12, 2007

* Nork nuke pact? * Must read #1: Iraq’s four wars * Must read #2: NSA cyber-hunter, losing the scent * Illuminati selling Q-branch stock * Iran unveils stealthy drone * FBI’s secret laptops gone * Fallen soldier is a new dad * Turbine on a chip * Ospreys grounded * The science of Godzilla […]