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future weaponsUS 2019 Missile Defense Review Expanded to Include Hypersonic Missile Threats

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The 2019 Missile Defense Review (MDR) has been expanded to offensive missile threats includes non-ballistic systems. The US will defend against advanced cruise missiles and hypersonic weapons. There is a 24-page 2019 Missile Defense Review Summary. There will be a …

chinaChina Shows off Missile Improvements that Put US Navy at Increased Risk

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China ran a simulated strike mission using a Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and has released video showing improvements to the medium range Dongfeng-26 (DF-26) ballistic missile. This was reported by the South China Morning Post. The DF-41 ICBM …

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 …

chinaChina has 20 Megawatt Power System Modules and More Railgun Sea Trials

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China’s is performing more sea trials of its navy ship with a railgun. They have also made progress on 20 Megawatt power modules to power more railguns. Long time no see, the railgun test ship is spotted undergoing sea trials …

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” …

chinaThe Global Hypersonic Arms Race Has Just Started

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Russian had another successful hypersonic glide weapon test. Putin says the weapon is impossible to intercept. Currently, no military power has the means to intercept the mach 5+ hypersonic weapons being deployed by Russia and China. Claims of Abilities to …

futureUS Navy Will Develop Hypersonic Submarine Launched Weapons

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The US Navy is developing the hypersonic glide body that all the services will use, as well as a booster to launch the Navy’s weapon off a yet-to-be-determined platform. The conventional prompt global strike program has the goal of being …

future weaponsAegis and SAM missiles will protect cities to free up US Navy

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The US Navy does not want to use ships to patrol and protect cities. They want all cities to have their own onshore Aegis systems. Above – An Aegis Ashore command centers are an Aegis warship’s bridge transplanted to land. …

future weaponsUS needs megawatt class combat lasers to counter hypersonic missiles

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Michael Griffin, the undersecretary for research and engineering, expects future budgets to provide funds for lasers that the missile defense agency can more rapidly develop and field. Space-control needs to have megawatt-class lasers. Hypersonic weapons’ low signature in flight and …