artillery

Step Inside The US Military’s Advanced Weapons R&D Mini-City

Step Inside The US Military’s Advanced Weapons R&D Mini-City

Picatinny Arsenal is considered its own municipality by the New Jersey State government — which makes sense, given its 6500-acre property. The difference between it and a normal town is that, inside Picatinny, nearly 2500 engineers and scientists work with advanced weapons systems, military-grade 3D printers, and enough ammunition for…

Dragon Fire: Artillery Systems Don’t Get Any Deadlier

Dragon Fire: Artillery Systems Don’t Get Any Deadlier

Artillery systems have been around almost as long as gunpowder and have played a prominent role in virtually every conflict since then. But they’ve never been as precise — and deadly — as the Dragon Fire II automated mortar.

Robot Cannon Goes Berserk, Kills 9

Robot Cannon Goes Berserk, Kills 9

A robot cannon began wildly firing on its own for some reason in South Africa last friday, killing nine soldiers and wounding 14. The Oerlikon GDF-005 antiaircraft gun suddenly began uncontrollably firing as it swung back and forth, spraying hundreds of high-explosive 35mm cannon shells all over the place. The…