The American Army’s intrusion in Hollywood war films may surprise some. In fact, the U.S. Army secret services have had close ties with American filmmakers for several decades. The movie Top Gun, for instance, was filmed with the support and approval of the U.S. Army. There is even a special bureau, the Film Liaison Office, that oversees these issues for the Pentagon and the Capitol. It has a clea
After the Vietnam War, hundreds of thousands of U.S. veterans suffered toxic reactions, neurological damage, and rare cancers due to exposure to 2,4,5,-D and 2,4,5-T dioxin that was used in the form of the defoliant Agent Orange. Unfortunately, the U.S. military denied the problem and failed to heed any of the lessons of this chemical butchery. Instead, it expanded its harmful legacy to the curren
Join Mack aboard the USS Texas – the first in a new class of super-silent multipurpose submarines. Catch sight of weapons that are so stealthy, you can't see them coming including the latest B2 'Spirit' Stealth Bomber, Barrett's 416 long range sniper round and the Krakatoa anti-ship sabotage device.
Future Weapons showcases advanced weapons that use stealth technology to their advantage, such as the Predator unmanned aerial drone and a newly developed sniper rifle that is effective at ranges up to two miles.
Watch Mack as he handles a XM307 machine grenade launcher that unleashes a terrifying barrage of firepower. Plus, test weapons that are tough enough to survive the front line of battle including the Stryker family of fighting vehicles, Land Warrior hi-tech equipment for combat soldiers and the CV22 Osprey.
Experience weapons that are so accurate and lethal that the enemy has no place to hide. Join Mack as he witnesses the firing of the Army's newest long range ground attack missile, the MP7 – a revolutionary wall breaching device. Plus, discover the Air Force's super stealthy F22 Raptor.
In this episode of Future Weapons Richard shows us the Active Denial System, a non-lethal way of protecting troops, the Crusher unmanned ground combat vehicle, and the US Army's Future Combat Systems that integrates soldiers and technology like never before.
In this episode of "Future Weapons", we discover the AS50 semi-automatic sniper rifle, the Vulcan and Aardvark mine destroyers, the SMAW-NE shoulder-launched thermobaric munition and the Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle.
The invasion of Iraq heralded promises of freedom from tyranny and equal rights for the women of Iraq. But three years on, the reality of everyday life for women inside Iraq is a different story. To make this film, two Iraqi women risk their lives to spend three months travelling all over the country with a camera to record the lives and experiences of women they meet. Dispatches: Iraq: The Wome