The BEST Episodes of Future Weapons

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2022

Network: Discovery

An entertaining and upbeat, mostly factual and undeniably cool show to watch about the future of weaponry. The host is a former US Navy SEAL and he uses easy to understand language. This isn't a show dealing strictly with the US military, but instead it crosses international boundaries while offering a look at truly astonishing weaponry.

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Smart Destroyers

#1 - Smart Destroyers

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 12, 2007

In this episode of Future Weapons Richard shows us 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.

star 9.00
2 votes
Close Quarter Combat

#2 - Close Quarter Combat

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 19, 2007

In this episode of Future Weapons Richard shows us the Kriss - a powerful submachine gun, the anti-tank AT4-CS, the super armored Grizzly, and the Auto Assault shotgun.

star 8.50
4 votes
Massive Attack

#3 - Massive Attack

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 9, 2007

In this episode of Future Weapons Richard shows us 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.

star 8.33
3 votes
Non-Lethal Special

#4 - Non-Lethal Special

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 29, 2007

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

star 8.06
33 votes
Israel Special 2

#5 - Israel Special 2

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 19, 2008

Future weapons heads back out east to check out some of the latest weapons be tested and put to use by the Israeli armed forces. First they'll take a look at anti-missile shield system called the iron fist; then they'll take a look at a newly developed battle tank called the Merkava IV. Then they'll go test the destructive power of a Delilah cruise missile; then they'll go test out a new air defense system that is very capable of taking out many different kinds of missiles.

star 8.00
58 votes
Alaska Special

#6 - Alaska Special

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 24, 2008

Future weapons set out to test a few weapons on how they operate in arctic conditions; which include the Stryker Mobile Gun System, the M56E1 Smoke Generator and the Arctic Warfare Super Magnum Sniper Rifle.

star 8.00
4 votes

#7 - Firepower

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 17, 2007

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.

star 7.80
10 votes
Israel Special

#8 - Israel Special

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 13, 2007

FutureWeapons travels to the Middle East to uncover the cutting-edge weapons under design for the Israeli Defense Forces. Mack demonstrates an amazing weapon that will blow open the door of a terrorist hideout and if you want to take out the whole building, Mack has another trick in his arsenal. Next, he goes on an action-packed mission with a crack Israeli team carrying an array of the very latest weapons and surveillance technology to rescue hostages. Featured Weapons: - ELBIT SYSTEMS VIPER PORTABLE COMBAT ROBOT - HYDRO-NOA MENNY D4 DOOR BUSTER - HYDRO-NOA SHARON BREACHING KIT - CORNER SHOT 7.62 mm ASSAULT PISTOL RIFLE - IWI MICRO TAVOR ASSAULT RIFLE - RAFAEL SIMON 150 RIFLE-LAUNCHED GRENADE - RAFAEL MATADOR SHOULDER-LAUNCHED MISSILE SYSTEM

star 7.50
2 votes
The Protectors

#9 - The Protectors

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 22, 2007

In this episode of "Future Weapons", we 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.

star 7.39
92 votes
Kill Zone

#10 - Kill Zone

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 26, 2008

Future weapons get to preview a new revolution in air warfare; they also take a look at the amazing optic sight for assault rifles. Also they take a look at a massive assault rifle that can fire .50 caliber rounds.

star 7.33
6 votes
Search & Destroy

#11 - Search & Destroy

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 15, 2007

In this episode of "Future Weapons", we discover 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.

star 7.22
37 votes
No Place to Hide

#12 - No Place to Hide

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 19, 2006

Future Weapons showcases advanced weapons that leave the enemy defenseless and with no place to hide, such as the most advanced jet fighter known to man and a sophisticated gun that is able to shoot around corners.

star 7.21
78 votes
Maximum Impact

#13 - Maximum Impact

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 3, 2006

Future Weapons shows some of the most powerful conventional weapons that are in today's military arsenal, including an automatic gatling gun, a thermobaric bomb with power that rivals nuclear weapons and a rocket launcher that is able to fire multiple rockets at a target.

star 7.17
41 votes
No Escape

#14 - No Escape

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 29, 2007

In this episode of "Future Weapons", 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.

star 7.12
32 votes
Future Shock

#15 - Future Shock

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 10, 2006

What weapon is the soldier of the future going to use? The EMP bomb? Who can destroy any electronic component. The LRAD? Who can take down its target with a low frequency noise or a laser who mounted on a plane, can incinerate other planes? Your question are going to be answered in this episode of Future Weapons.

star 7.12
33 votes
Top Guns

#16 - Top Guns

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 5, 2007

Discover some of the most powerful weapons in the word, 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.

star 7.06
31 votes

#17 - Predators

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 26, 2007

In this episode, you'll see the real predators of our battlefields. The Q-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.

star 7.03
30 votes

#18 - Stealth

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 26, 2006

Future Weapons showcases advanced weapons that use stealth technology to their advantage, such as the Predator unmanned aerial drone and a newly developed sniper rifle that is effective at ranges up to two miles.

star 7.03
65 votes
Future Combat

#19 - Future Combat

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 2, 2007

In this episode of Future Weapons Richard shows us 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.

star 7.00
3 votes
Close Protection

#20 - Close Protection

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 6, 2007

First up is the top-secret scanning device that will stop terrorist attempts to smuggle liquid bombs and guns on to passenger jets. Next, Mack takes command of the newest rapid-fire naval gun as he tries to take out waterborne suicide bombers. Back on land, he wields the very latest security detail carbine when he goes head to head with the Roswell SWAT Team during an exercise to protect a VIP from assassins. Then he gets to test the newest remote-controlled weapons station for armored personnel carriers. Featured Weapons: - OPTOSECURITY LIQUID THREAT TECHNOLOGY - BAE SYSTEMS 57mm Mk110 NAVAL GUN - LWRC M6 A2 PSD - WAVE REMOTE-CONTROLLED WEAPONS STATION

star 7.00
2 votes
Front Line

#21 - Front Line

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 12, 2007

In this episode of Future Weapons, Richard test some of the best front line weapons. The CV22 Osprey, XM307, Land Warrior, Striker.

star 6.58
60 votes
The Power of Fear

#22 - The Power of Fear

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 24, 2006

The MOAB (Short for Massive Ordnance Air Blast), is the biggest conventional bomb ever made. It can penetrate bunker and underground concrete command and control centers. With its explosive charge, it's capable of taking out two whole city blocks. Do you really want to see this bomb coming toward you? After seeing this episode, your response will be -- No.

star 6.39
36 votes
Smart Weapons

#23 - Smart Weapons

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 17, 2006

Artillery has always been one of the most important piece of weaponry you can have on a battlefield but accuracy is often a big trouble. The US Army is testing a new projectile who can correct it's direction and adjust itself. Its name is Excalibur. It can hit its target from 25 miles away, to within 10 yards. Mack is going head to head with Thor. A missile system that allow helicopters to strike ground targets within seconds. To show us the helicopter superiority on a battlefield, we will see what the Apache Longbow can do during the night against any enemy.

star 6.27
33 votes
Mission Invisible

#24 - Mission Invisible

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 5, 2007

In this episode, Mack shows us 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.

star 6.25
32 votes
Hard Target

#25 - Hard Target

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 19, 2008

Future weapons set out to test yet another group of advanced new weapons. The first is a new super light armor for rubber raiding craft; then they test out new ammo for the Milkor multiple grenade launcher, which is able to reach out to at least half a mile. Then they test the latest generation of UAV attack plane: and finally they test out an assault rifle round that's capable of reaching out to at least 1200 yards and yet it's still able to be supersonic at that distance.

star 6.25
32 votes
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