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armyUS Army Fielding 50 Kilowatt Lasers in 2022 and 300 KW In 2024

The US Army will field 50 kilowatt (kW)-class lasers on a platoon of four Stryker vehicles in 2022. They will support the Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) mission. The directed energy M-SHORAD capability is intended to protect maneuvering Brigade Combat …

armyUS Army Loading Up on New Mini-drones and Ground Robots

The US Army is buying 18000 drones from mini-palm sized drones to new ground robots for Afghanistan. The palm-sized Black Hornet mini-drone only weighs just over one ounce. The Army is buying 9,000 systems — each with two drones — …

armyUS Army Approves Plans for Microwave, Laser and Hypersonic Weapons

The US Army has approved plans for high-powered microwave weapons, laser weapons and the development of hypersonic missiles. The Army will test a 50-kilowatt laser on an 8×8 Stryker armored vehicle by 2021 and then a 100-kW one on a …

air forceIndia and Pakistan On the Verge of Another War

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

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

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

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

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

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. …