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March 2012

The US Navy's Remote Minehunting System

Mine attacks are a major threat to Navy ships traveling the seas.  They account for more than 75% of all attacks on American ships since the end of WWII.  In order to prevent casualties, the military had to find a way to detect and destroy mines hidden underwater without endangering sailors or ships in harm’s way. Lockheed Martin has developed a Remote Minehunting System, or RMS, to address this issue.  The RMS is an unmanned, offboard system that is used to detect and classify any hidden mines.  It has five major systems that combine to make an amazing tool for the Navy.  The most important component of the system is the remote multi-mission vehicle, allowing sailors to hunt mines without getting close to the minefield.  ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on March 28th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

A Closer Look at Liquid Explosives

canister and fuel in test tube isolated on white Most of us are familiar with federal law that prohibit travelers from taking too many liquids on an airplane.  These rules were enacted after it was discovered that suspected terrorists were planning on bringing liquid explosives onto a plane.  The explosives were going to be disguised as regular products, such as Gatorade or shampoo.  Luckily, their plan was foiled by diligent authorities.  The question is, how do liquid explosives work? Liquid explosives are made up of several different chemicals that together can create a violent reaction.  Typically a physical shock, such as smacking a container, can cause an explosion.  This causes the explosives to be very unstable and highly reactive.  Often times, people will cause detonation by mistake since the smallest movements can trigger the ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on March 21st, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog

Supersonic, Stealth, Fighter - The F/A-22 Raptor Has It All

The F/A-22 Raptor is a powerful aircraft in the US arsenal.  It is designed for both stealth and fighter capabilities thus it can attack the enemy without itself being detected.  The F/A-22 Raptor is the world’s first air-to-air stealth fighter.  It is designed to be undetectable at long ranges and deadly in air combat.  Pilots have unmatched capabilities and maneuverability in the air and can strike targets with precision accuracy. Originally developed in the 1980s, the Raptor was manufactured to counter the threat from the Soviet Union during the Cold War.  It has a wingspan of 44.5 feet and a length of 62 feet.  At its top speed, this aircraft can reach Mach 1.8.  The F/A-22 is the first American fighter plane that can supercruise.  ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on March 14th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

The Warrior Song

This week’s blog is a video tribute to the United States Marine Corps.  It features “The Warrior Song”; an original song describing the life of a marine.  The accompanying photos are amazing and paint a clear picture of some of the things a Marine may face on any given day.  American Warehouse Systems would like to salute all of our men and women in the Corps and all branches of the United States military. Ooh-Rah! Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on March 7th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

The Patriot; Always Ready

The American military weapons arsenal is the best in the world.  The patriot missile is one of the many reasons we can make that claim. Patriot missiles is designed to detect, target, and destroy incoming missiles. They are extremely accurate; having the ability to destroy missiles as small as 10 to 20 feet long travelling five times faster than the speed of sound. Recent technological upgrades have allowed the patriots to destroy cruise missiles and incoming aircraft. As a guided missile, the patriot is quite a bit more sophisticated than other options. Rather than relying on human guidance, the patriot uses a targeting and guiding system that relies on ground-based radar. As a result, this missile can lock onto an incoming target while it’s still ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on March 1st, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military