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air forceIndia and Pakistan On the Verge of Another War

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India and Pakistan are using airstrikes against each other and both also shot down each other’s fighter jets on Wednesday. Pakistan captured an Indian pilot. These are the first air strikes they have exchanged since 1971. Pakistan and Indian ground …

armyTALOS Exoskeleton Program Fails But Silent Electric Dirt Bikes Could Work Out

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Patrick Tucker at Defense One has reported that James Smith, SOCOM’s acquisition executive has stated that the Special Ops Exoskeleton is nowhere near ready for use in combat. There have been improvements in lightweight body armor and improved helmet displays. …

armyA Missile Container Navy Would be Six Times More Cost Effective

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The US Navy is considering converting available merchant ships into missile-armed Navy ships. They would be able to make 15-20 merchant ships for the cost of one destroyer. The merchant missile ships would have 450-600 missiles versus 90 on one …

armyNew Mach 3 Shell Will Triple the Range on Over 1000 US Navy and Army Guns

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In mid-2018, a US destroyer fired 20 hypervelocity projectiles (HVP) from a standard Mk 45 5-inch deck gun. The Hypervelocity projectiles will make the guns effective and low-cost weapons against cruise missiles and larger unmanned aerial vehicles. In 2016, there …

armyUS Military Going Beyond Helicopters

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The Sikorsky–Boeing SB-1 Defiant is built and will make its first flight early in 2019. The SB-1 Defiant will have a cruise speed of 250 knots (460 km/h). It will initially will have less range due to using the “old” …

armyUS Soldiers Joined to Military’s Connected Cybernetwork Global Attack Machine

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The US Army will use AI enabled holographic goggles to make soldiers part of the sensor network for remote weapons. In the 1980s and 1990s, there was the use of lasers to spot and help missiles hit their desired targets. …

armyUS Army will test 50 kw lasers on Strykers and 100 kw lasers in 2021

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The US Army will test 50 kilowatt lasers on an Anti-aircraft Stryker starting in 2021 and then will field them in 2023. Doubling a laser’s power level halves the time it takes to burn out a given target at a …

armyUS Army shifting billions to priorities like better guns for soldiers

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The US Army is shifting over $25 billion over the next five years to 6 major high priority projects like better guns for frontline soldiers. The first phase of the better guns effort is the Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW), …

armyUS working on 1150 mile range supergun

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The US Strategic Long Range Cannon (SLRC) will have a range of up to 1,150 miles. The Strategic Long Range Cannon could be a follow-up to supergun work that Gerard Bull started for Iraq from 1988-1990. It could be a …

armyBell V-280 Future Army lift prototype might be reaching 280 knot speed targets

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The Bell V-280 Valor is a tiltrotor aircraft being developed by Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin for the United States Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program. The prototype reached 190 knots (352 km/h) in cruise mode with horizontal propellers on …