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Military Gadgets: How Advanced Technology is Transforming Today's Battlefield...and Tomorrow's

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  • Copyright 2008
  • Dimensions: 6 X 9
  • Pages: 288
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-6805-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-6805-6

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Coalition soldiers in the war in Iraq had access to the most extraordinary array of high-tech weapons ever created. In Military Gadgets, one of the world's leading consultants on emerging technology introduces more than 100 of today's most exciting and advanced military technologies--and tomorrow's. Gadgets expert Nicholas D. Evans offers easy-to-read descriptions of what each technology does, how it's used in combat and why it's better than traditional methods. Evans covers the entire spectrum of military hardware: electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and laser technologies; "tactical Internet" and "digital soldier" systems; autonomous underwater, aerial and mine-hunting vehicles; stealth technologies; smart bombs and global positioning systems; the MOAB; and more. Evans also describes advanced technological countermeasures used to detect and respond to WMD threats--including the JSLIST (Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology) protective suits, defensive missile systems and state-of-the-art monitoring stations. This book is a follow-up to Evans' recent bestseller, Consumer Gadgets, focusing on revolutionary products and technologies for consumer use.

The book covers 100+ state-of-the-art military technologies (those used in Operation Iraqi Freedom and some still in development) and includes a 16-page, 4-color insert featuring detailed photos of the equipment.

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Table of Contents




1. Air Warfare.

B-1B Lancer. B-2 Spirit. B-52 Stratofortress. AV-8B Harrier II Plus (Harrier “Jump Jet”). F-117A Nighthawk. Merlin HM Mk-1 Helicopter. AH-64D Apache Longbow. E-3 Sentry (AWACS). E-8C Joint STARS. RQ-1 Predator. RQ-4A Global Hawk. Defense Satellite Communications System. Military Strategic and Tactical Relay System. Navstar Global Positioning System. PAVE PAWS Radar System. Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance. Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV).

2. Ground Warfare.

M1A1 Abrams. M2A3 and M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle System. Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank. Warrior Fighting Vehicle. Night Vision Goggles (AN/PVS-7). Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology. M40/42 Chemical Biological Protective Masks. Marine Corps Combat Identification Program. Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below. Tactical Internet.

3. Munitions.

GBU-28/GBU-37 “Bunker Buster”. BLU-114/B “Blackout Bomb”. BLU-82/B “Daisy Cutter”. Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb. AGM-114B/K/M/N Hellfire. AIM-9 Sidewinder. Joint Direct Attack Munition. AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon. Patriot Advanced Capability-3. Tomahawk Cruise Missile. LGM-30 Minuteman III. LG-118A Peacekeeper. Trident Fleet Ballistic Missile.

4. Naval Warfare.

Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier. Aegis Weapons System. Ticonderoga-Class Cruisers. Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers. Attack Submarines (SSN). Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBN). Guided-Missile Submarines (SSGN). Sea Shadow (IX 529).


5. Air Warfare.

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. F-22 Raptor. RAH-66 Comanche. V-22 Osprey. X-45A Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle. Unmanned Combat Armed Rotorcraft. Organic Air Vehicle. Hummingbird Warrior. Micro Air Vehicle. X-43A Hypersonic Flight.

6. Ground Warfare.

Future Combat Systems. Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle. Objective Force Warrior. Future Warrior. Terrorism Information Awareness. Human Identification at a Distance. Evidence Extraction and Link Discovery. Babylon. Brain Machine Interfaces.

7. Munitions.

Affordable Moving Surface Target Engagement. Self-Healing Minefield. Airborne Laser. Electromagnetic Pulse. Naval Warfare. CVN 21 Future Aircraft Carrier. DD(X) Land Attack Destroyer. CG(X) Cruiser. Littoral Combat Ship. Virginia-Class Submarine. Long-Term Mine Reconnaissance System.

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