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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