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SUPER FAST STEALTH ATTACK BOAT FOR THE US MILITARY AND NAVY

Another great idea for the us military and us navy . This fast attack stealth boat will make a difference. GHOST is a super-cavitating surface craft which is able to achieve 900 times less hull friction compared to a conventional watercraft and is developed by US Citizens for the US Navy at no cost to the US government for providing superior protection to US service personnel. The craft was built by Juliet Marine Systems. The secrecy orders on the project were removed on 11 August 2011[1]

  Design
The Ghost uses a gyro-stabilized dual-pontoon supercavitating hull to run at top speed through 10-foot seas. Called small waterplane-area twin-hull (SWATH), it is controlled by 22 computer-controlled underwater control surfaces. When at rest or moving slowly, the Ghost sits in the water on its centerline module. At eight knots or faster, the high-grade marine aluminum buoyant hulls lift the vessel and achieve full stability.
  Propulsion on the prototype is provided by T53-703 turboshaft engines, with the company planning to replace them with the General Electric T700 turboshaft. The Ghost has achieved speeds of over 30 knots, and is being tested to 50 knots. It can perform several different missions including anti-surface warfare (ASuW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and mine countermeasures (MCM): ASuW armament consists of the M197 20mm rotary cannon and launch tubes that expel exhaust downward between the struts of the SWATH hulls, concealing and dissipating the thermal signature of the launch for BGM-176B Griffin missiles and Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System rockets, with an electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor and radar; an ASW version could be equipped with an EO/IR sensor, radar, sonobuoy launch tubes, a dipping sonar, and four aft-firing torpedo tubes; an MCM version could be equipped with a towing boom to lower and raise two towed mine-hunting sonars, such as the Kline 5000 or Raytheon AN/AQS-20A.
  The current Ghost costs $10 million per copy, is crewed by 3-5 sailors, and can be partially disassembled to fit in a C-17 Globemaster III for transport if needed. It is designed for fleet protection for navies with few blue-water needs but require a small and affordable craft in large numbers for near-shore maritime border patrol and defense missions; it is being offered to international customers including Bahrain, Qatar, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore. High-level discussions have been held with a foreign nation interested in 25 Ghosts for a potential $300 million sale. Juliet Marine is also offering a scaled-up version of the Ghost to the U.S. Navy as part of their re-evaluation of the Littoral Combat Ship program.
  Plans are to build a corvette-sized Ghost of 150 ft (46 m) in length or more costing about $50 million per vessel, six times cheaper than the $300 million per-ship cost of a current Freedom-class and Independence-class littoral combat ship. One impediment to the U.S. Navy procuring the Ghost is the desire of senior Navy leaders to have large-hulled oceangoing vessels that can also perform inshore operations rather than smaller craft specialized for inshore missions.[2][3]

Juliet Marine Systems is a maritime technology think tank that is developing innovative solutions for naval and commercial applications. We seek to assure fleet force protection in response to small vessel terrorist attacks against our Navy and coalition ships. There is a clear and present danger of these tactics being used against the U.S. Navy throughout the world and in our home ports. These same innovative technologies, applied to commercial needs, will provide a significant decrease in transit time and increase in energy efficiency, resulting in the savings of thousands of gallons of fuel daily.

Our Navy is in a revolutionary period of change. Historic military tactics combined with modern materials and technology present a formidable fleet protection challenge for our Navy today. One of the greatest threats to our Navy is low tech vessel attacks with conventional explosives, as seen on October 12, 2000, when the USS Cole was attacked, killing 17 sailors and wounding 39 others and in the continued success of pirates. As a maritime systems think tank, Juliet Marine Systems provides offensive, defensive and ISR solutions that are developed in a skunk works operation able to rapidly invent and construct needed technologies and systems for the Navy and armed forces. We have already developed a surface variant of a super cavitating craft and are planning to apply our unique technology in a UUV prototype.

While the GHOST is a surface vessel, the hydrodynamics of the twin submerged buoyant tubular foils are also a test bed for Juliet Marine’s next planned prototype, a long duration UUV. The GHOST is a revolutionary proprietary technology vessel platform that will assure force protection through stealth fighter/attack capabilities along with integrated situation awareness.

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MERCEDES-BENZ ZETROS 6×6: A LUXURY SURVIVAL FORTRESS ON WHEELS

The burly Mercedes-Benz Zetros 6×6 Expedition Vehicle is a mobile penthouse for wealthy hunters.

This monster expedition vehicle is the brainchild of two wealthy Mongolian business buddies who are both hunters. They wanted an expedition vehicle that was tough enough to conquer Mongolia’s terrain, and luxurious enough to feel like a mobile penthouse.

This was what Mercedes-Benz came up with for them.

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Armed carjacking “victim” lights up both attackers with brilliant counter ambush

An off-duty police officer in Brazil brilliantly turned the tables of a pair of armed carjackers.

At least one of the attackers draws his weapon and pressures the officer to move toward the truck.

The officer knows never to draw on a drawn gun, unless you can do it without the attacker noticing.

With his back to the carjackers, the officer discreetly draws his weapon from the appendix position, takes a large step forward to increase the distance, turns, and opens fire.

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Truck running from the cops makes a Dukes of Hazzard jump at 115 mph

These criminals confused Webster Parish, Louisiana with Hazzard County, Georgia when they ended a police chase with one of the most badass stunts we’ve ever seen. Granted it wasn’t intentional, but it was still awesome to watch.

Kevonte Dekorey Austin was finally arrested yesterday after evading police for nearly 3 weeks. On February 10th Austin fled a Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Transitional work release program after stealing another employee’s car.

Yesterday Austin and another man were pulled over for doing 78 mph on Hwy 371. After speaking with the sheriff’s deputy, Austin took control of the vehicle and fled the scene. Deputies coordinated a trap just before Springhill. Austin was clocked at 115 mph shortly before encountering a spike strip at a police road block. The trap sent his truck offroad, into a ditch, and then flying through the air like the Duke boys.

After fully clearing a fence and sign with room to spare, Austin’s truck collided with a parked car. Fortunately the woman inside was not injured.

 

WATCH THIS: Wild ending to a high speed chase in Webster Parish. The man behind the wheel, now in custody, is an escapee from Caddo Parish. (courtesy Caleb Gallups) http://www.ksla.com/story/34627647/caddo-parish-inmate-involved-in-high-speed-chase

Posted by Doug Warner KSLA on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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Farmer sprays poop on trespassing protesters including an Oscar award winning liberal activist

A group of Greenpeace protesters was covered in poop after an angry farmer was tired of them camping on his land.

The protesters were accompanied by Oscar award winner Emma Thompson in an attempt to prevent the farmer from allowing energy company Cuadrilla from fracking for shale gas on his land. According to the Telegraph, Thompson and other protesters broke a court injunction to host a bake sale on the farmer’s property.

Duadrilla chief executive Francis Egan spoke about the protesters tactics saying “Celebrities from London trespassing on a Lancashire farmers land, preventing him from working whilst lecturing us on where the UK should get our natural gas from is beyond ridiculous.”

The farmer sought police assistance to remove the protesters, but no arrests were made. Frustrated and unable to work his field, the farmer used a muck sprayer to cover the area in a manuer slurry. If the protesters got sprayed in the process, so be it.

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U.S. Government selling Humvees for as low as $4,000

In the market for a new ride? If so you’d better check out these great deals from the United States Department of Defense.

(image source; GovPlanet)

(image source; GovPlanet)

They’re currently moving thousands of surplus Humvees circa mid 1990s, most of which have less than 40,000 miles on the odometer. They’re sold via online auction at GovPlanet.com, but they’re starting to go fast! The auction deadline for Humvees, trucks, lifts, and more is March 1st, 2017.

(image source; GovPlanet)

(image source; GovPlanet)

Over 4,000 Humvees have already been sold, but there are still quite a few available. Check online and you’ll see pricetags on the low end around $3.5k – $7k, high end around $20k – $30k.

(image source; GovPlanet)

(image source; GovPlanet)

Granted no two Humvees are alike and vary from little more than a bare chassis to a fully loaded vehicle with all the “military trimmings” up to and including the turret mount.

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You Can Now Buy a Humvee from the U.S. Government for $4K

Need a new vehicle? For the next few days, the United States Department of Defense will sell you a military Humvee for a real bargain. The surplus inventory needs to go, so they’re priced to move.

In fact, most surplus Humvees and trucks cost between $4,000-7,000 in an auction-style format. Even better? Most have extremely low mileage. As in, somewhere between 10,000-35,000 miles. A lot of them come from the 1990s.

 You can check out all the available inventory at GovPlanet.com. That’s the official site sanctioned by the U.S. Government for selling military surplus. But you better get a move on.
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GovPlanet.com
GovPlanet.com

So far, the site has moved about 3,800 military Humvees altogether. Fewer than 100 remain, and given their price, it won’t take long to move them all. And since they’re so cheap, feel free to search the surplus site for trailers and other goodies.

GovPlanet.com
GovPlanet.com

The Humvee in many ways embodies the U.S. military image. The nickname actually comes from the full name of the vehicles: High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle. Adapted from World War II-era Jeeps, Humvees first came into prevalence in the early 1980s.

These light tactical vehicles have been used by the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and National Guard. Most vehicles were distributed by AM General or Oshkosh, and feature a v8 diesel engine and three-speed automatic transmission on a troop carrier body (sorry, machine guns are not included).

Before they were demilitarized, the Humvees were used both in the USA and in countries like Iraq. Now, these military vehicles are located in sites across the country, including California, Utah and Georgia. You’ll have to pay a little extra if you want your new vehicle shipped to your home.

Nowadays, the average cost of a fully-equipped military Humvee is over $220,000, which makes the one you’re about to drop a couple thousand on a real steal! Of course, modern military Humvees have a few more upgrades (and armor) than those available at surplus.

Act quick, because they’re only available a little while longer.

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Top 10 Survival Vehicles

 

How would you get out of town?

There are many variables to consider when thinking about a bugout vehicle. Of course, you have to consider cost.

But if you have some deep pockets here is a video with a few of our favorites. If we had the cash we would buy a few of these!

We also like the idea of Tweel tires, which allow you to keep going past a puncture. Some things to consider for your ATV or off road vehicle.

Check out the video below.

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FERRARI F80 SUPERCAR CONCEPT

Most automotive enthusiasts are always looking for the next big thing, and Italian designer Adriano Raeli is no exception. Although Ferrari debuted their LaFerrari not too long ago, Raeli thought it was due time to pull the curtain back on his Ferrari F80 Supercar.

Sure it’s nothing more than a concept, but the idea is certainly one worth taking a look at. The vehicle will be powered by a hybrid drivetrain that pairs a KERS system with a combustion engine to produce 1,200 horsepower. While this sounds pretty awesome, the manner in which it’s handled might ruffle more than a few feathers. The Art Center College of Design graduate has ditched the iconic V12 in favor of a 900 horsepower twin-turbo V8 setup (paired with the 300 horsepower KERS system). The vehicle’s proposed weight of 1,763 pounds means the 2-seater would sprint to 62 mph in just 2.2 seconds with a top speed of 310 miles per hour. While many of us would have liked to see this thing powered by a naturally aspirated V12 engine, it’s worth noting that the legendary Ferrari F40 was also powered by the same twin-turbocharged V8 power plant. Not to mention this thing is drop dead gorgeous.
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IT’S HAPPENING: THE JEEP WRANGLER PICKUP TRUCK COMING IN 2017

Jeep fans have been asking for a Wrangler-based pickup truck forever…

Jeep teased with pickup truck concepts, like the Gladiator concept and the J-12 concept shown above, but never pulled the trigger on a production model. That all changes for 2017: The next-gen Wrangler will finally, finally offer a pickup variant, right from the factory.

That’s the word from The Detroit News, as per a conversation with Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. The CEO also confirmed that both the standard Wrangler and the pickup truck will be built in the Toledo, Ohio facility where the current Wrangler is assembled.

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Jeep global chief Mike Manley told The Detroit News that the Wrangler pickup will arrive in late 2017. “Sergio and I work very, very closely on the Jeep product portfolio, and both of us have been a fan of a potential Wrangler pickup,” he said. “For me, there is a historical place in our lineup for it.”

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