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air forceChina H-20 long range bomber is copying the 21 year old US B-2

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China’s long-range bomber should have a range of at least 12,000 kilometers and 20 tons of capacity, Fu Qianshao, an air defense expert. The H-20 bomber likely has prominent stealth defense capability and a better performance than the US B-2 …

air forceUS hypersonic cruise missile will only have Lockheed prototype by 2022

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The US Air Force skipped having competitive hypersonic cruise missiles prototypes and only has Lockheed for its $1 billion hypersonic cruise missile development contract. There was not enough money for multiple prototypes. Lockheed is to deliver hypersonic missiles with early …

air forceUS Air Force Falcon Heavy mission pushed to October, 2018

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The US Air Force is the first paying customer for a Falcon Heavy mission. The STP-2 mission has a number of objectives, including demonstrating the new rocket’s capabilities and launching several satellites. The U.S. Air Force is targeting October for …

air forceFaster weapons development and rollout critical with rise of hypersonics and anti-stealth technology

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The US Air Force is finishing engineering details on an aggressive plan to prototype, test and deploy hypersonic weapons on a faster schedule. Having a faster development and rollout of offensive military capabilities is critical with decline of stealth and …

air forceChina's Type 003 super aircraft carrier could be nuclear powered

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Credible reports indicate that China is already building at least one conventional carrier in the 80,000-ton range and there are rumors China’s Type 003 aircraft carrier will be nuclear powered. China is following up the domestically produced Type 001 (copy …

air forceChina's Type 003 super aircraft carrier could be nuclear powered

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Credible reports indicate that China is already building at least one conventional carrier in the 80,000-ton range and there are rumors China’s Type 003 aircraft carrier will be nuclear powered. China is following up the domestically produced Type 001 (copy …

air forceFrance and Germany working on new stealth fighter and new tank

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Germany is currently upgrading the Leopard 2A7 tanks and getting more tanks by upgrading 2A4 tanks. France and Germany will work on a Leopard 3 tank which will be produced about 2030. At the Berlin Air Show on April 26, …

air forceRussia shows hypersonic Kh-47M2 “Kinzhal” missile on upgraded MiG31K fighters

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ussian Aerospace Forces long range interceptor, the MiG-31K (NATO codename “Foxhound”) is shown carrying the new long range, hypersonic Kh-47M2 “Kinzhal” missile. TASS reports that upgraded MiG-31K fighter jets armed with the Kinzhal hypersonic missile system will take part in …

air forceChina's JH-XX supersonic stealth bomber

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Artist drawings for China’s JH-XX supersonic stealth bomber appeared on the May 2018’s Aerospace Knowledge magazine cover. Aerospace Knowledge is China’s leading aviation magazine. The supersonic stealth bomber appears to be following Russia’s TU-160 or the US B1-B bombers. Nextbigfuture …

air forceChina’s JH-XX supersonic stealth bomber

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Artist drawings for China’s JH-XX supersonic stealth bomber appeared on the May 2018’s Aerospace Knowledge magazine cover. Aerospace Knowledge is China’s leading aviation magazine. The supersonic stealth bomber appears to be following Russia’s TU-160 or the US B1-B bombers. Nextbigfuture …