RUSSIAN ministry of defence officials have hinted that a new underwater nuclear warhead-carrying drone is impossible to detect. By Douglas Patient/Published 5th January 2019 Dubbed President Vladimir Putin's new secret weapon – it’s even more deadly than originally thought according to Russia.The navy will be armed with Poseydon drones as soon as 2027.It carries nuclear warheads and was created in order to obliterate enemy ports.But being equipped with warheads of 100 megatons, it can also be used against coastal cities. SECRET: Russia President Vladimir Putin's new weapon is a nuclear drone (Pic: CEN/GETTY) DEMONSTRATION: The hatch opens on a Russian submarine to reveal the drone (Pic: CEN) THREAT: Russia is hoping to rule the seas with its submarines (Pic: GETTY) “Its high speed will make it impossible to intercept”Ministry of DefenceAttacks would involve detonating the warhead underwater, creating huge tidal waves up to 1,640ft high.At the … [Read more...] about Russia boasts of ‘impossible to detect’ NUCLEAR drone which sends 1,640ft high WAVES
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WEAPONISED asteroids, cannon firing molten metal and "rods from god" raining down on Earth — it sounds like something from a sci-fi movie. But these bizarre weapons may soon become a reality as space becomes the final frontier for superpower warfare. We take a look at what is currently being developed. The Rods from God This strange but utterly terrifying weapon has been dubbed "rods from the God" and is based on the concept of creating man-made meteorites that can be guided towards the enemy. But instead of using rocks, telephone pole sized rods made of tungsten — a rare metal that can stand the intense heat generated by entering Earth's atmosphere. One satellite fires the rods towards the Earth's atmosphere while the other steers them to their target on the ground. Reaching speeds of 7000 mph they hit their targets with the force of a small nuclear weapon — but crucially creating no radiation fall out. As bizarre as it sounds, a US Congressional … [Read more...] about The terrifying space weapons of the future – explosive ‘rods from God’ meteorites, molten metal cannons and weaponised asteroids
A Chinese gun-maker has shared a video of its 'laser AK-47' which it claims can cause 'pain beyond endurance' in a bid to silence sceptics. The strange new footage appears to show people using the Star Wars-like weapon to set fire to targets on a rooftop from several hundred metres away. Sources say the weapon weighs around the same as an AK-47 (three kilos, or 6.6lbs) and has a range of 800 metres (0.5 miles). Experts are not convinced by the Chinese company's claims its laser-powered weapon can fire beams up to a kilometre and 'burn through clothes in a split second'. The prototype ZKZM-500 was developed Xian Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shaanxi province according to an article by the South China Morning Post. One scientist involved with the project told the publication the weapon would 'burn through clothes in a split second … If the fabric is flammable, the whole person will be set on fire.' The company behind the weapon, … [Read more...] about Chinese gun-maker shares strange video of laser-firing AK-47
The company behind a so-called 'laser AK-47' have released footage of the weapon being used on a firing range in a bid to dispel questions about the viability of the weapon. The ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is said to produce an energy beam that cannot be seen by naked eye but could cause "instant carbonation" of human skin and tissue. The Chinese developers said the futuristic weapon was powered by a rechargeable lithium battery pack similar to those found in smartphones and could fire more than 1,000 “shots”, each lasting no more than two seconds, reports the South China Morning Post. However doubts were soon raised about the facts with scientists saying statements about it being able to “burn through clothes in a split second” from a distance "remained in the realm of science fiction". “Such a laser may prove incapable of even popping a balloon,” one report on industry news website TechCrunch said. “There’s just no way that a laser … [Read more...] about “Laser AK-47” developed by Chinese developer tested on firing range
LASER weapons sound like the stuff of science fiction films, but they may be more real than you think. Here's what you need to know about the futuristic weapons, including what China's secretly been developing... Do laser weapons exist? The latest evidence that laser weapons are being used by armed forces comes from China. Researchers say the ZKZM-500 can "instantly carbonise" human skin and tissues, set a person on fire and make them feel "pain beyond endurance". A laser weapons scientist said the device was able to "burn through clothes in a split second… if the fabric is flammable, the South China Morning Post reported. The weapon weighs three kilos - about the same as an AK-47 - has a range of almost 1,000 yards and can be mounted on vehicles. Does Russia have laser weapons? It sounds like something that shoots out the Death Star, but laser weapons are used by the military, with Moscow first trying to develop one in the 1980s. Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov … [Read more...] about Do laser weapons exist, what are China’s laser assault rifles and are they in use by military?