Weapons

Watch The US Navy's Terrifying New Weapon Cut Through Steel Like Butter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech

The U.S. Navy's most terrifying weapon right now is the railgun. Period. Capable of accelerating a projectile from 0-Mach 6 in just 10 millisecond...

Visions of Apocalypse

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Dr Kate Hudson

When we debate Trident's future, we would do well to recognise that although we no longer live in direct fear of nuclear weapons, as the older ones of us may remember from the Cold War, the risk and threat still remain as powerful as ever.

BAE Systems Is Essentially Building An 'Iron Man' Helmet For Soldiers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech

BAE Systems has unveiled a new 'Iron Man' style combat helmet that'll allow soldiers to see the world with night vision and thermal imaging at the sam...

The Mystery Of The Secret X-37B Spaceplane Has Been Solved

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech

When the USAF launched its secretive X-37B spaceship the conspiracy theories went off the charts. With its futuristic design and almost aggressive...

The US Navy Is Building A Swarm Of Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech

The US Navy is beginning to build up quite the arsenal of terrifying weapons. Not content with a laser that can melt ships, or a railgun that can fire...

UK Arms Exports Support State Repression

Andrew Smith | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Far from keeping us secure, events like this only strengthen the UK's ties to brutal dictatorships and entrench the government's role as a global arms seller. Furthermore, they undermine the UK's political credibility on human rights and strengthen the position of repressive regimes.

Hand In Your Weapon! Let's Make Trees, Not War

A. Dassu | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
A. Dassu

Mozambique experienced a lot of unrest. Millions of guns and weapons entered the country and therefore the TAE project was set up to eliminate the threat of those hidden and missing weapons.

King Abdullah and the UK: When Arms Sales Trump Human Rights

Andrew Smith | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Many of the gushing tributes to King Abdullah have painted him as a man of peace and a force for good. In reality he was the figurehead of one of the most violent and oppressive governments in the world.

This Bullet Can Change Direction

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Tech

The US military is working on an advanced .50 calibre sniper bullet that can change direction after being fired. Called the Extreme Accuracy Tasked...

This Is The New 'Peaceful' AK-47

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

The Kalashnikov AK-47 is without doubt one of the most recognisable -- and devastating -- pieces of technology and after decades the company is giving...

Boy, 12, Shot Dead By Police After Brandishing Fake Gun

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK

A 12-year-old boy has been shot dead by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun. Tamir Rice died from his wounds...

Disarming Our Culture: Why the Science Museum Must End Its Support for the Arms Trade

Andrew Smith | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

The Science Museum in London is among the most popular tourist attractions in the country, but on Monday 14 July it will be opening its doors to some of the biggest arms companies and most oppressive regimes in the world.

6 Misguided Attempts At Home-Made Wolverine Claws

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Tech

Colin Furze is all over the internet today after building what he claims are the first fully automatic, retractable Wolverine claws. Made with real...

US Navy's New Toy Is Absurdly Powerful

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Tech

The US Navy have released footage of an electromagnetic rail gun, a devastating weapon developed in top-secret. Instead of using an explosive prope...

Why Is the UK Facilitating Oppression in Bahrain?

Amelia Amin | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Politics
Amelia Amin

The future for Bahrain is uncertain. However, one certainty amidst the chaos, is that change is Bahrain will remain a mirage so long as the king is bolstered by so much international support. Let's not beat about the bush, the British government is publicly supporting a oppressive and undemocratic government in Bahrain.

You Won't Believe This Atomic Bomb Footage

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

It's real. It looks like a model or some sort of CGI trick but it is utterly and terrifyingly real. This is an Atomic Cannon test from 1953 in Neva...

America's New Drone Is MASSIVE

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

America has a new drone - and it is MASSIVE. With the same wingspan as a Boeing 757 (39.6 metres), the MQ-4C Triton drone will provide the US Navy ...

Britain Is Getting Cosy With Another Authoritarian Regime in North Africa

Hamza Hamouchene | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics
Hamza Hamouchene

Lord Risby, David Cameron's Special Trade Envoy to Algeria will be leading an important trade delegation to the country next week. UK foreign policy aims to lock North African natural gas into the European and British grid and is heavily influenced by arms and fossil fuel corporate interests.

Nuclear Could Play Significant Role in Europe's Future Energy Mix

Julian Hunt | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Hunt

More than two years after the devastating Fukushima nuclear disaster, the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the repercussions continue in Europe. Inevitably, the episode has prompted renewed debate in Brussels and EU countries about nuclear power.

WATCH: 3D-Printed Rifle Upgraded To Fire 14 Rounds

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Tech

The next logical step in the continuing, worrying and seemingly inevitable evolution of freely available 3d-printed weapons has arrived. This time ...

WATCH: What Happens When You Shoot An AK-47 Underwater?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Tech

Destin is an American who likes shooting guns underwater. Only last time he did it he shot his homemade aquarium with an AK-47 and it exploded. ...

Steven Seagal 'To Be The Face Of Russia's Weapons Industry'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

Steven Seagal is being considered as the face of Russia’s weapons industry, it has been reported. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the ...

WATCH: Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword Made By Blacksmith

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Tech

Blacksmith Tony Swatton has taken on the mammoth task of recreating the Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword - and proven the weapon is practically unusable...

LOOK: Two Men Snapped Carrying Unexploded BOMBS Home As Beach Souvenirs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

A shell-shocked beach-goer spotted two men jauntily carrying two unexploded bombs, each slinging the high-risk souvenirs over one shoulder. The exp...

3D Printed Gun Blueprints Ordered To Be Taken Offline

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Tech

The US government has ordered blueprints for the world's first 3D printable gun be taken offline. The announcement comes as reporters from the Mail...