Video shows a rare glimpse inside a till now TOP SECRET US Nuclear Missile Silo & Launch Facility of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota.
Rest of the video features ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) test launches.
A missile launch facility, also known as an underground missile silo, launch facility (LF), or nuclear silo, is a vertical cylindrical structure constructed underground, for the storage and launching of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
The structures typically have the missile some distance below ground, protected by a large "blast door" on top. They are usually connected, physically and/or electronically, to a missile launch control center.
These stunning images show a magical moment between an swimmer playing with manta rays at night. In her latest daring adventure, Alison Teal, 30, went free diving with the giant creatures off the coast of Hawaii, USA. Using only hand held dive lights, Alison dived 50 feet, being careful not to touch the mantas as they fed off the plankton in the light streams. Manta rays, who are harmless to humans, filter plankton from the water for their dinner. The special moment was captured by photographer Sarah Lee, while Mark Tipple filmed the adventure.
Video of the US military CROWS Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station Machine Gun in action during live fire test exercises.
The Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) is a United States military term for remote weapon station systems for use within armoured vehicles. The US military has fielded both the M101 CROWS and M153 CROWS II systems.
The CROWS system provides an operator with the ability to acquire and engage targets while inside a vehicle, protected by its armor. It is designed to mount on a variety of vehicle platforms and supports the MK19 Grenade Machine Gun, .50 Caliber M2 Machine Gun, M240B Machine Gun, and M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. The system is composed of two parts: the mount which is fixed to the exterior of the vehicle and the control group.
The mount is capable of 360-degree rotation and −20 to +60-degree elevation and is gyro-stabilized. It is capable of mounting a variety of crew-served weapons, to include the M2 .50-cal Machine Gun, the Mk19 40-mm Automatic Grenade Machine Gun, the M240B 7.62 mm Machine Gun and M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. The sight package includes a daylight video camera, a thermal camera and an eye-safe laser rangefinder. It is also furnished with a fully integrated fire control system that provides ballistic correction. The weight of the weapon station varies accordingly due to different armament modules: 74 kg (163 lb) light, 135 kg (298 lb) standard (including the naval version), and 172 kg (379 lb) for CROWS II.
The control group mounts inside the vehicle (behind the driver's seat on the Humvee). It includes a display, switches and joystick to provide full remote control of the weapon system. This enables the fighting crew to operate from inside armored combat vehicles, while still maintaining the ability to acquire and engage targets.
Protecting the machine gunner of military vehicles due to its ability to be remote controlled the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station Machine Gun makes it a ultimate military defense weapon.
A video of an ecstatic young girl receiving a gun as a gift has garnered praise as well as condemnation from viewers.
Weapons manufacturer Beretta posted a “touching” video on Facebook of a young girl named Presley crying tears of joy when she opens a gift to reveal her new sporting shotgun.
“Oh my goodness, this is crazy. Oh my, I can’t breathe,” Presley says in the video as she excitedly opens the case. “Thank you,” she adds, wiping away her tears.
“Making memories starts the moment you open your first 686,” the company captioned the video. “A touching video sent by Presley’s parents, shows the emotional moment when she realizes she finally has her very own 686 Silver Pigeon.”
Video shows US Marines firing old but still reliable Russian made weapons such as the PK machine gun and the AK 47 assault rifle as part of a US Marine foreign weapons familiarization training to prepare the marines for weapons they will meet in Afghanistan.
Video shows German army (Bundeswehr) in action during live fire combat training in which German soldiers are using MG3 machine guns, G36 assault rifles, Marder Infantry Fighting Vehicles, Boxer GTK, Tiger helicopters and Panavia Tornados.
The US Navy has released this video showing a demonstration of its Laser Weapon System demonstration aboard USS Ponce, whilst in the Arabian Gulf. US Navy ships to fire SUPER LASERS capable of dazzling and destroying the enemy within the next year A US Navy official said that testing of a 150-kW laser weapon could happen soon The US Navy has been using a 30-kW laser weapon on a ship in the Persian gulf The weapon can use optical 'dazzling' and disabling, and lethal destruction The new laser would be five times as powerful, although the US Navy has not said what the weapon would be used for
While the US Navy unveiled a 30-kilowatt laser weapon in 2014, it now looks set to reveal an even more powerful weapon - a 150 kw 'super laser'.
And it won't be long until the weapon is unveiled, as a naval official has said that it will happen within the next 12 months.
The weapon will be capable of dazzling the enemy, disabling their systems and, if needed, completely destroying vessels.
While the 30 kilowatt laser proved successful, the US Navy was faced with challenges due to the low power of the weapon. The US Navy has released this graphic of the main components of its latest laser weapon
WHAT COULD A LASER BE USED FOR?
While the US Navy has not specificed whether the laser could be used for any specific threats, director energy weapons could have a range of used.
A new video from NASA allows space enthusiasts to land on Pluto, all without leaving their couch.
The video, titled “A Colorful ‘landing’ on Pluto,’ was recently created with 100 images taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in the summer of 2015.
“The video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto -- starting with a distant view of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon -- and leading up to an eventual ride in for a "landing" on the shoreline of Pluto's informally named Sputnik Planitia,” NASA said in a statement.
According to NASA, mission scientists used black and white photos and later overlay low-resolution color from the Ralph color camera to give an accurate sense of how Pluto would look if you approached from above.
NASA released the footage on Jan. 19, and the clip already has over 500,000 views on YouTube.
A total of 19 buildings in Wuhan's downtown area were demolished by five tons of explosives at one-time in only 10 seconds from 11:50 p.m. Saturday in central China's Hubei Province.
The blast area is located in the city's downtown area which is next to a light rail viaduct, residential communities, shopping mall, transformer substation and some other infrastructure facilities.
"For this kind of large-scale blasting demolition conducted in the downtown area, we not only need to guarantee the demolition result, but also strictly control the adverse effects of blasting," said Jia Yongsheng, general director of the blasting.
Jia said they set more than 120,000 muzzles and prepared five tons of explosives. In order to guarantee safety, they set the collapse time by the millisecond.
"The demolition effect was quite ideal. The explosion didn’t affect the light rail and public facilities around the blasted buildings. There was no damage and adverse effects of blasting," said Jia.
After being threatened with what appears to be punishment, University of Michigan men's basketball walk-on Andrew Dakich is shocked to find out he's actually being awarded a scholarship for the rest of the season.
Video shows US fighter jets launch drone swarm of hundreds of micro drones during a Perdix micro-UAV drone swarm test.
103 mini drones were released from the fighter jets during the test.
The drones, which have a wingspan of 12in (30cm), operate autonomously and share a distributed brain.
A military analyst said the devices, able to dodge air defence systems, were likely to be used for surveillance.
The last part of the video shows a drone swarm of Loctus drones during another drone swarm test.
Most people celebrate the new year with a party or a resolution but for one English snooker club, it was by pulling off one of the most elaborate trick shots caught on camera.
The people at All Stars Bristol spent a whole night setting up the trick which has a ball go down a flight of stairs before triggering a sequence of events across nine tables with a golf ball eventually ending up in a hole at the club's bar.
The trickshot took two minutes from beginning to end and it has already had over one million views on its Facebook Page since being uploaded on Sunday (January 8).
When describing chemistry, beauty doesn't usually come to mind. However, the scientists at Beauty of Science have made it their mission to change that through their incredible visuals of the world beneath the microscope. In this video from their "Envisioning Chemistry" series, feast your eyes upon the spectacular crystal forests formed by the metal displacement reactions of silver and lead.