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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

air forceUS Defense worries about China’s hypersonic and long-range missiles

Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin warned Congress the USA is falling behind China on hypersonic cruise missile. (Video and transcript from C-Span, from 14 to 17 minutes in the video) China has fielded or can field …

air forceUS Defense worries about China's hypersonic and long-range missiles

Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin warned Congress the USA is falling behind China on hypersonic cruise missile. (Video and transcript from C-Span, from 14 to 17 minutes in the video) China has fielded or can field …