America's next hypersonic missile seems designed by ACME and the Coyote

This is Lockheed Martin's concept for a High Speed Strike Weapon that will enable the United States to strike anywhere in the world within hours. They claim it's been designed by Skunk Works—their advanced research division—but it looks like they ordered it from an ACME catalog. » 11/12/13 11:14am 11/12/13 11:14am

China’s DF-21D Missile Is a One-Shot Aircraft Carrier Killer

Since the end of WWII, America's naval might has been undisputed and our aircraft carriers have been its crown jewels. However, the days of dominance could end with China's new DF-21D ballistic missile—the only device on Earth capable of sinking an aircraft carrier—four and a half acres of sovereign US territory—with… » 7/24/12 11:30am 7/24/12 11:30am

This X-Band Radar System Is What Keeps Iran and Israel from Nuking…

One hundred US soldiers—the only foreign troops in all of Israel—are stationed atop Mt. Keren, deep in the Negev Desert. Their mission: To monitor Iranian airspace 1000 miles to the Northeast for any sign of a missile launch. Their weapon: The THAAD radar, the most advanced mobile radar array on Earth. » 6/01/12 12:40pm 6/01/12 12:40pm

What it Looks Like When a Predator Drone Vaporizes People

Click to view » 11/06/08 1:45pm 11/06/08 1:45pm If you ever wondered how it looks to obliterate a group of alleged terrorists from an unmanned air vehicle, this video is your answer. What you see here is a group of people trying to put together an improvised explosive device in Iraq, only to be vaporized by a Hellfire missile launched from a Predator.…

Wiimote Mod Adds IR Targeting To USB Missile Launcher

Using the Wiimote's IR sensor elegantly duct taped in place, Instructables user toelle was able to mod everyone's favorite USB toy » 8/12/08 8:40am 8/12/08 8:40am to launch precision, infrared-guided attacks, just like the big boys (kind of). Using a custom script which looks for IR sources to aim at, you can lay down precision fire by, say, putting …

Lockheed's Multiple Kill Vehicle-L Missile Will Get All the MIRVs

Anti-missile systems have popped up often on Giz, but until now none of them have promised what Lockheed Martin's excellently-named Multiple Kill Vehicle-L will do: tackle all the threats inside an ICBM. Each ICBM contains a bunch of Multiple Independently targetable Reentry Vehicles, some containing genuine warheads,… » 5/23/08 10:15am 5/23/08 10:15am