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Today's battlefield is dominated by hugely reliable, hyper-lethal superweapons. Billions of dollars are spent on research and development, in a never-ending search for technological superiority. But how did these weapons evolve? Who are the men and women that gave birth to these inventions? Weaponology takes a high-tech future weapon and unlocks its family tree, tracing the roots of its existence. Season 2 tells the stories of the world's most specialized forces . . . including the U.S. Navy Seals, the U.S. Marine Corps, the Royal Marine Commandos, the Green Berets, and many more.

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Today's battlefield is dominated by hugely reliable, hyper-lethal superweapons. Billions of dollars are spent on research and development, in a never-ending search for technological superiority. But how did these weapons evolve? Who are the men and women that gave birth to these inventions? Weaponology takes a high-tech future weapon and unlocks its family tree, tracing the roots of its existence. Season 2 tells the stories of the world's most specialized forces . . . including the U.S. Navy Seals, the U.S. Marine Corps, the Royal Marine Commandos, the Green Berets, and many more.

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    Navy SEALs

    Masters of stealth, lords of destruction: the US Navy SEALs is the most versatile special operations force in the world. Packing cutting edge weapons and insertion techniques, SEAL teams are the best of the best. Weaponology uncovers their evolution.

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    Masters of stealth, lords of destruction: the US Navy SEALs is the most versatile special operations force in the world. Packing cutting edge weapons and insertion techniques, SEAL teams are the best of the best. Weaponology uncovers their evolution.

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    USMC

    In the air, on land, at sea - the United States Marine Corps is the ultimate combined arms unit. World famous for winning the Pacific War, today's USMC is hunting down insurgents in Iraq. Weaponology uncovers the Corps' evolution.

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    In the air, on land, at sea - the United States Marine Corps is the ultimate combined arms unit. World famous for winning the Pacific War, today's USMC is hunting down insurgents in Iraq. Weaponology uncovers the Corps' evolution.

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    Waffen SS

    The Waffen SS were Nazi Germany's ultimate warriors, armed with futuristic weapons and backed up by an unrivalled fanaticism. Now, Weaponology travels through time to explore the men, machines, and moments that shaped this feared fighting force.

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    The Waffen SS were Nazi Germany's ultimate warriors, armed with futuristic weapons and backed up by an unrivalled fanaticism. Now, Weaponology travels through time to explore the men, machines, and moments that shaped this feared fighting force.

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    US Airborne

    The United States Airborne are America's sky soldiers. They strike from above, hitting the enemy hard and fast. Weaponology takes you back through time to take a closer look at the men, machines and moments that shaped America's premier strike force.

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    The United States Airborne are America's sky soldiers. They strike from above, hitting the enemy hard and fast. Weaponology takes you back through time to take a closer look at the men, machines and moments that shaped America's premier strike force.

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    Rangers

    US Army Rangers are the men of steel forged in the fire of every major conflict from the beaches of D-Day to the streets of Baghdad. Weaponology takes you through time to show how the Rangers always ride the cutting edge of military technology.

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    US Army Rangers are the men of steel forged in the fire of every major conflict from the beaches of D-Day to the streets of Baghdad. Weaponology takes you through time to show how the Rangers always ride the cutting edge of military technology.

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    Green Berets

    Green Berets are the lords of unconventional warfare. From bolt-action rifles, to the latest air strike laser technology, Green Berets are the masters of multiple weapons systems. See how they operate under the most extreme conditions throughout history.

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    Green Berets are the lords of unconventional warfare. From bolt-action rifles, to the latest air strike laser technology, Green Berets are the masters of multiple weapons systems. See how they operate under the most extreme conditions throughout history.

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    SAS

    The Special Air Service Regiment is the principal special forces unit of the British Army, and one of the best trained elite units around. Their motto, "Who Dares Wins", is stamped on each mission they've taken on, and their exploits have become a legend.

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    The Special Air Service Regiment is the principal special forces unit of the British Army, and one of the best trained elite units around. Their motto, "Who Dares Wins", is stamped on each mission they've taken on, and their exploits have become a legend.

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    Royal Marine Commandos

    The Royal Marines are the UK's amphibious strike force. For more than 400 years, they've spearheaded some of the most ambitious attacks in history, including St. Nazaire, D-Day, the Rhine Crossing, the Falklands War, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom.

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    The Royal Marines are the UK's amphibious strike force. For more than 400 years, they've spearheaded some of the most ambitious attacks in history, including St. Nazaire, D-Day, the Rhine Crossing, the Falklands War, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom.

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    Extreme Warriors

    From the glaciers of Norway, to the vast peaks of the Himalayas, we'll take viewers into the lives, and deaths, of the men who, throughout history, have struggled with both the enemy and the elements in battles fought in the highest places on earth.

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    From the glaciers of Norway, to the vast peaks of the Himalayas, we'll take viewers into the lives, and deaths, of the men who, throughout history, have struggled with both the enemy and the elements in battles fought in the highest places on earth.

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    US Combat Engineers

    When the US Army needs to cross a river, defuse a bomb, fortify a building or destroy an obstacle, they call the Combat Engineers, who rely on technical know-how and state-of-the-art equipment to meet their objectives and complete the mission.

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    When the US Army needs to cross a river, defuse a bomb, fortify a building or destroy an obstacle, they call the Combat Engineers, who rely on technical know-how and state-of-the-art equipment to meet their objectives and complete the mission.

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    French Foreign Legion

    The French Foreign Legion is a unique elite unit within the French Army. It was created in 1831 as a unit for foreign volunteers. Famed for its brutal training regime, the Legion is where lost men go to test themselves; many never come back.

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    The French Foreign Legion is a unique elite unit within the French Army. It was created in 1831 as a unit for foreign volunteers. Famed for its brutal training regime, the Legion is where lost men go to test themselves; many never come back.

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    Spetsnaz

    Of all the world's Special Ops Forces, the Russian Spetsnaz is the most shrouded in secrecy. Their creed is simple - always be more ruthless, more ferocious, more aggressive than the enemy. Their missions range from counterterrorism to assassination.

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    Of all the world's Special Ops Forces, the Russian Spetsnaz is the most shrouded in secrecy. Their creed is simple - always be more ruthless, more ferocious, more aggressive than the enemy. Their missions range from counterterrorism to assassination.

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    Israeli Special Forces

    Top-secret and highly trained, 'The Unit' is one of the most experienced and effective special operations formations in the world. Modelled after British SAS, 'The Unit' goes deep behind enemy lines to gather crucial security intelligence.

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    Top-secret and highly trained, 'The Unit' is one of the most experienced and effective special operations formations in the world. Modelled after British SAS, 'The Unit' goes deep behind enemy lines to gather crucial security intelligence.

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