Posts Tagged ‘Military’

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JEREMY PAWLOSKI; STAFF WRITER | Published: 02/03/1010:02 am

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A .22-caliber pistol with a high-tech safety feature. Made by German company Armatix, the pistol will only fire if it is within a few inches of a special wristwatch, which sends a “wireless arming signal” to the pistol.

An LED Light at the back of the pistol flashes green to signify that it is unlocked; the LED turns red when the arming signal is not detected.

The Armatix website describes a highly similar concept for a gun, but adds that not only will the gun be tied to a specific wristwatch, the wristwatch will be paired to a specific fingerprint as well. I’m not sure if the actual gun-watch combo has this functionality. A limited edition version of the high-tech pistol will be available starting next month for €7,000 (approx. $9,700 USD).

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Armatix will eventually offer higher caliber guns, like this colossal revolver, as well as rifles and shotguns.

(Via TechnaBob & Danger Room )

Photos courtesy of Bryan William Jones

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Electromagnetic Pulse Cannon | Stops Cars Instantly

You might have heard of electromagnetic pulses cutting steel in milliseconds, but it can also be used to stop the cars instantly. Surprised? Well, you might be! However, built by Canadian company Eureka Aerospace, the Canon is a prototype yet it could stop any car built after 1970s.

It is done with the High-Powered Electromagnetic System (HPEMS), which is suitcase-sized electromagnetic pulse (EMP) cannon, weighting 50-55lbs. It works effectively on modern cars (not built before 1970s) that rely upon microprocessors and various electronics for their engine. This system immediately disables a car or truck from 656 feet away, and that too without hurting the driver or innocent passerby.

This EMP cannon may come out to be a handy tool for the police, but in the present form it’s too awkward to be placed in police car or helicopter. As a result, Eureka Aerospace intends to shrink the device to the size of a handgun, making it easy to mount on police helicopters, cars, and military vehicles, which can be used to put an end to deadly high-speed chases, and stopping suicide bombers from a safe distance.

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