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Future Weapons is a show that is aired on the Military Channel. It is a show that talks about modern weapons and does demonstrations on how they are operated. During this show viewers will find out information about these weapons and how they are very useful. This is one of the more informative shows that a person can watch as it will show them the various weapons that are being made and how they will likely perform in warfare.

The show is hosted by a guy named Mac who is a former Navy SEAL. He will first introduce viewers to five weapons for the show. These weapons will usually include guns, explosives grenade launchers and also various objects used for detection. During the episode he will introduce viewers to the first weapon. When this starts he will give the audience a brief introduction of the weapon and how it compares to other similar weapons of the past. He then tells viewers about the advantages of this new weapon compared to weapons of the past.

After the introduction of the weapons, the host will then do a demonstration to show viewers the effectiveness of it. Most of the time this will usually include various guns such as assault rifles, submachine guns and also sniper rifles. He also introduces people to machine guns as well. When the show is taking place the host also tells viewers about and demonstrates the effectiveness of vehicles such as tanks and planes. This also gives viewers of the latest vehicles used for modern warfare.

This show has five segments where the viewer is introduced to the various weapons. At the end of the show the host goes over all of the weapons for the episode and states his opinion of them. During this segment viewers will get not only a perspective of the weapon but also a former military veteran which will provide lots of valuable insight when watching this show.

Future Weapons is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (29 episodes). The series first aired on April 19, 2006.

Future Weapons is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Future Weapons on demand atAmazon, Discovery, Microsoft Movies & TV online.

Tuesdays at 8:00 pm on Discovery Channel
3 Seasons, 29 Episodes
April 19, 2006
Documentary & Biography, Military & War
Cast: Richard Machowicz
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Future Weapons Full Episode Guide

  • Soldiers endure the bitter cold temperatures and conditions while they train in Alaska. Weapons included are the Stryker mobile gun system, the M56E1 smoke generator and the Arctic warfare super magnum sniper rifle.

  • A bomber plane which runs with no personnel aboard, that can take off and land on an aircraft carrier is featured.

  • A return to Israel and a look at the newest weapons being designed for the Israeli armed forces, including a missile protection shield for tanks, one of the world's toughest main battle tanks that fires super-smart rounds, and a state-of-the-art cruise missile and the air defense system which is rivaled by none.

  • Includes a look at inflatable armor, a shoulder firing grenades that doubles the range of the weapon, the A-10 Thunderbolt ground attack plane, an assault rifle round that stays supersonic out to 1200 yards.

  • A look at a new state of the art weapon in which an assault rifle can convert into a sniper rifle in a matter of seconds.

  • Future Weapons goes big on guns starting with the rapid-fire cannon that's fast becoming a huge hit with the U.S. armed forces.

  • A look at the weaponry used by the Israel Defense Forces.

  • Devices to stop terrorists from smuggling weapons onto passenger jets; a multi-caliber combat weapon; a naval gun; close-quarter weapons.

  • Examining the Taser and its applications for military use. Also: a vehicle-stopping device that uses a high-tech net to trap suicide bombers.

  • The third-season opener includes a device that disarms terrorist bombs, a squad weapon for ambush protection, a surface-to-air missile and the Army's latest sniper rifle.

  • Discover weapons that are so powerful they flatten the opposition including the assault ship the USS San Antonio, the AC130 Spooky gunship, an Electromagnetic Rail Gun, and the sniper computer that makes you super accurate and even more lethal.

  • Discover weapons that are being designed to fight the wars of the future including 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.

  • Discover weapons that are always ready for action including the Crow gun system, a clever and fast way of destroying anti-personnel mines with a Dragon, the Boomerang sniper detection system, and how to become a real life 007 using high- tech robotics.

  • Discover weapons that are designed to win close combat battles including the Kriss - a powerful submachine gun, the anti-tank AT4-CS, the super armored Grizzly, and the Auto Assault shotgun.

  • Discover weapons that are super intelligent including The Protector - an unmanned attack boat, the Intelligent Munitions System - the mine that thinks for itself, the super accurate Archer howitzer, and the Squad Mission Support System robotic vehicle.

  • Discover weapons that are the masters of the battlefield including the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter, Barrett's M468 assault rifle, the M777 lightweight howitzer, and the aircraft carrier that is almost untouchable, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  • Discover weapons that ruthlessly seek out targets, including the RQ-4B Global Hawk spy plane, the latest precision-guided aerial munitions (GBU-39 SDB and Laser JDAM), the Dragon Fire II mortar, and the powerful MK46/MK48 machine guns from FN Herstal.

  • Discover weapons that take the fight to the enemy, including the Marine Corps' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, the "rockets in a box" NLOS-LS missile system, the Bangalore Blade "breakout" weapon, and HK 416 modular assault rifle.

  • Discover weapons that are tough enough to dominate the front line, including the XM307 25mm lightweight airbursting autocannon, Land Warrior hi-tech equipment for tomorrow's infantry, the Stryker family of fighting vehicles, and the CV22 Osprey.

  • Discover weapons that strike with the unseen power of stealth, including the Krakatoa modular explosive projectile system, the USS Texas attack submarine, the B-2 Spirit multi-role bomber, and the .416 Barrett sniper round.

  • Discover weapons that are incredibly accurate and lethal, including the Gate Crasher wall-breaching device, the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter, the MP7 A1 personal defense weapon and the ATACMS tactical missile system.

  • Discover weapons that defeat the opposition, including the BOOT BANGER car bomb neutralizer, the amazing Dragon Skin body armor, the THAAD high-altitude aerial defense missile, and the M32 40mm multiple grenade launcher.

  • Discover weapons that will always find their target, including 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.