Future Firepower reveals next-generation munitions on Discovery Channel tonight

LONDON, 9 May 2013. Tune into tonight Discovery Channel for Future Firepower, a three-part marathon from Darlow Smithson Productions on the next generation of 21st century weapons.

Episode 1: Rogue State (Thursday, May 9 at 8|7c)
What happens when a nation state goes rogue in the near future? In this episode, hi-tech defensive weaponry combats the aggression of a rogue state army in a scenario with super-speed jets, remote-controlled weapon stations and mini-robots infiltrating civilian areas. Watch as they strive to end the war as fast as possible using every tactic in their arsenals.

Episode 2: Superpowers (Thursday, May 9 at 9|8c)
In the near future, two mighty superpowers could go to war. Both sides field massive armies equipped with the most advanced weapon systems ever deployed in combat. Watch as this scenario includes super-smart missiles neutralizing enemy armor, electric-powered Naval guns firing projectiles at speeds 3 times faster than a fighter jet and explosive cannon rounds aiming to quickly take-down hostile aircrafts.

Episode 3: Asymmetric War (Thursday, May 9 at 10|9c)
In a conflict where terrorists and insurgents are armed with low tech and devastating weapons, military defense technology needs to get smart and respond quickly without harming civilians. Scenarios include fragment free blast-wave rockets, bomb disposal robots and unmanned spy planes armed to protect civilians and military alike.

For more information, please visit the Discovery Channel Future Firepower website at: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/future-firepower 

Watch the Episode 1: Rogue State trailer on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCv8p_r3Cl8.

Read about the explosive series on DSP’s website at www.dsp.tv

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