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futureUS fast-tracking hypersonic weapons and will deploy space-based defenses

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Hypersonic weapons are weapons and vehicles that can move faster than 5 times the speed of sound. Russia and China have both deployed new rockets that are tipped with hypersonic warheads. The US has had hypersonic weapons development for decades …

chinaChina successfully tests Mach 6 hypersonic boost and glide weapon

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China has successfully tested its first waverider boost and glide hypersonic vehicle. It is a missile which can carry nuclear warheads and penetrate existing anti-missile defense system. The Xingkong-2, or Starry Sky-2, was launched in a target range in Northwest …

economic impactUS military costs is not just high salaries but bloated equipment costs

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US General Milley tries to make the case that China matches the US military budget because US salaries are so much higher than China’s. China is catching up to US military technology. The US military budget is bloated because of …

futureThousands of smaller and more powerful gliding missiles for US special ops

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Special Ops are getting thousands of lightweight glide missiles that are smaller and more powerful than a Hellfire and fired from a C-130 gunship tens of thousands of feet above the battlefield. Small Glide Munitions (SGM) can travel more than …

chinaUS is behind on hypersonic weapons as Russia has ten Mig 31s flying its mach 10 hypersonic missiles

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Today, there are ten Russian Mig 31 aircraft that are on experimental combat duty and are ready to use the hypersonic mach 10 Kinzhal depending on the situation. (Source : Russian deputy defense minister Yury Borisov at the Russian Star) …

artificial intelligenceAI is improving robotanks and flying and driving drones

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US Soldiers, Marines, Department of Defense civilians, and troops from the United Kingdom observed and tested a series of unmanned, remote-controlled ground vehicles during a combined training event at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, April 2, 2018. In order to accelerate …

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 …

aircraftChina developing H-20 long range stealth bomber

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China is developing the H20 long-range stealth bomber and one version could copy the US B2 bomber and another the Russian Tu-160. Above – H-20 impression from Artist Bai Wei. H-20 art put together information from Chinese research articles and …

chinaUSA will deploy hypersonic weapons a few years after Russia and China

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The US has tripled the annual funding level for hypersonic weapons compared to prior years. However, Russia appears to already be deploying hypersonic weapons as the warhead for missiles. Russia has three hypersonic weapons under development. China appears likely to …

air forceSlow progress to improve fuel to cool hypersonic planes

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Hypersonic planes would be far better at managing the heat if they could use the fuel as a primary coolant. Running cold, yet flammable, jet fuel through heat exchangers—in much the same way coolants like ethylene glycol flow through a …