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Title screenshot
Format Documentary
Created by Waddell Media
Developed by Waddell Media
Starring Richard Machowicz
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 29 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) David Cumming
Running time approximately 60 minutes
Original channel Discovery Channel
Picture format 525i NTSC
Original run April 19, 2006 (2006-04-19) – April 24, 2008 (2008-04-24)
Followed by Weaponology
External links
Official website

Future Weapons, sometimes also written as FutureWeapons and Futureweapons, was a documentary television series that premiered on April 19, 2006 on the Discovery Channel. Host Richard "Mack" Machowicz, a former Navy SEAL, reviews and demonstrates the latest modern weaponry and military technology. The program is currently broadcast on the Discovery Channel and Military Channel.




Season 1 (2006)

# Title Original airdate
1 (1) "No Place to Hide" April 19, 2006 (2006-04-19)
FGM-148 Javelin (USA), CornerShot (Israel), PzH 2000 (Germany), JSF (USA / UK) 
2 (2) "Stealth" April 26, 2006 (2006-04-26)
M107 Long Range Sniper Rifle (USA), Type 212 U-boat (Germany), RQ-1 Predator (USA), Dominator (USA) 
3 (3) "Maximum Impact" May 3, 2006 (2006-05-03)
Metal Storm (Australia), Thermobaric weapons, MLRS (USA), NLOS Cannon (USA) 
4 (4) "Future Shock" May 10, 2006 (2006-05-10)
EMP Weapons, LRAD (USA), Advanced tactical laser (USA), Tactical High Energy Laser (Israel / USA), Airborne Laser (USA) 
5 (5) "Smart Weapons" May 17, 2006 (2006-05-17)
XM982 Excalibur (Sweden / USA), SWORDS (USA), AH-64 Apache Longbow (USA), Starstreak missile & Thor missile launcher (UK) 
6 (6) "The Power of Fear" May 26, 2006 (2006-05-26)
CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon (USA), IMI Tavor TAR-21 (Israel), MOAB (USA) 

Season 2 (2007)

# Title Original Airdate
1 (7) "Search and Destroy" January 19, 2007 (2007-01-19)
SMAW (USA), AS50 sniper rifle (UK), MQ-8 Fire Scout (USA), Vulcan EOD (UK), Aardvark MK 4 (UK) 
2 (8) "The Protectors" January 22, 2007 (2007-01-22)
Dragon Skin (USA), THAAD (USA), "Boot Banger" (UK), M32 Multiple Grenade Launcher (South Africa) 
3 (9) "No Escape" January 29, 2007 (2007-01-29)
MP7 (Germany), F-22 Raptor (USA), "Gate Crasher" (UK), ATACMS (USA) 
4 (10) "Mission Invisible" February 5, 2007 (2007-02-05)
B-2 Spirit (USA), .416 Barrett (USA), Krakatoa (UK), USS Texas (USA) 
5 (11) "Front Line" February 12, 2007 (2007-02-12)
V-22 Osprey (USA), XM307 (USA), Land Warrior (USA), Stryker (USA) 
6 (12) "First Strike" February 19, 2007 (2007-02-19)
Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (USA), HK 416 rifle (Germany), Bangalore Blade (UK), NLOS-LS (USA) 
7 (13) "Predators" February 26, 2007 (2007-02-26)
RQ-4 Global Hawk (USA), GBU-39 SDB (USA), Laser JDAM (USA), Dragon Fire II (USA), Mk 48 (USA) 
8 (14) "Top Guns" March 5, 2007 (2007-03-05)
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet (USA), M468 (USA), M777 (USA / UK), USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (USA) 
9 (15) "Smart Destroyers" March 12, 2007 (2007-03-12)
Protector Unmanned Surface Vehicle (Israel), Intelligent Munitions (USA), ARCHER Artillery System (Sweden), Squad Mission Support System robot vehicle (USA) 
10 (16) "Close Quarter Combat" March 17, 2007 (2007-03-17)
TDI Kriss (Switzerland / USA), AT4-CS (Sweden), Grizzly APC (USA), Auto Assault-12 Shotgun (USA) 
11 (17) "Immediate Action" March 26, 2007 (2007-03-26)
Cougar AFV (USA), CROWS (USA), Dragon - incinerate anti-personnel mine in situ with fireworks-like torch, Boomerang mobile shooter detection system 
12 (18) "Future Combat" April 2, 2007 (2007-04-02)
Active Denial System (USA), Crusher (USA), US Army's Future Combat Systems (USA) 
13 (19) "Massive Attack" April 9, 2007 (2007-04-09)
AC130 Spooky (USA), Electromagnetic Rail Gun, USS San Antonio (USA), Cheytac 200 (USA) 

Season 3 (2007-2008)

# Title Original Airdate
1 (20) "Opening Round" November 15, 2007 (2007-11-15)
Aquaram Tactical Disrupter (Canada), Land Warfare Resources Corporation Infantry Automatic Rifle (USA), SAAB BOFORS RBS 70 Short-Range Missile System (Sweden), Knight's Armament M110 Sniper Rifle (USA) 
2 (21) "Non-Lethal Special" November 29, 2007 (2007-11-29)
ALS 400 Series Stun Munitions, TASER X-26TM Electronic Control Device & XREPTM, Beretta LTLX7000 Kinetic Energy Weapon, QINETIQ X-NET Vehicle Arrest Device 
3 (22) "Close Protection" December 6, 2007 (2007-12-06)
Optosecurity Liquid Threat Technology (Canada), BAE Systems 57mm Mk110 Naval Gun (Sweden), LWRC M6 A2 PSD (USA), Israel Military Industries Wave Remote Weapons Station (Israel) 
4 (23) "Israel Special" December 13, 2007 (2007-12-13)
ELBIT Systems Viper Portable Combat Robot (Israel), Hydro-NOA Menny D4 Door Buster (Israel), Hydro-NOA Sharon Breaching Kit (Israel), Corner Shot 7.62 mm Assault Pistol Rifle (Israel), IMI Micro Tavor Assault Rifle (Israel), Rafael Simon 150 Rifle-Launched Grenade (Israel), Matador Shoulder-Launched Missile System (Singapore, license manufactured by RAFAEL
5 (24) "GUNS" December 20, 2007 (2007-12-20)
ATK MK44 Bushmaster Automatic Cannon (USA), Dillon Aero M134D Gatling Gun (USA), Magpul Masada Assault Rifle (USA), Knight's Armament Personal Defense Weapon (USA) 
6 (25) "Future Warrior" March 5, 2008 (2008-03-05)
LWRC SABR 0.308 Sniper Rifle (USA), BAE Systems Commercial Armored Vehicle (UK), MULE Unmanned ground vehicle (USA), Elbit Systems Skylark UAV (Israel) 
7 (26) "Hard Target" March 12, 2008 (2008-03-12)
Armorflate Rubber Armor System (USA), MEI Mercury 40 mm grenade (USA), A-10C Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft (USA), Alexander Arms 6.5 mm Grendel Assault Rifle (USA) 
8 (27) "Israel Special 2" March 19, 2008 (2008-03-19)
Merkava IV Main Battle Tank (Israel), Iron Fist active protection system (Israel), SPYDER-SR Air Defense System (Israel), Delilah Cruise Missile (Israel) 
9 (28) "Kill Zone" March 26, 2008 (2008-03-26)
Little Bird UAV (USA), Intelligent Optical System Aimfinder, X-47B Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (USA), Beowulf Assault Rifle (USA) 
10 (29) "Alaska Special" April 24, 2008 (2008-04-24)
Arctic Survival Training School, Stryker Mobile Gun System, M56E1 Smoke Generator, Arctic Warfare Magnum Sniper Rifle 

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