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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 …

air forceChina Airshow shows J-20 with missile bay open and new missiles

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China showed off four J-20 stealth fighters during the last day of the 12th Zhuhai Air Show. Two of the stealth fighters opened their weapons bay to show four medium-range air-to-air missiles and two close-range combat missiles. They also had …

futureWind tunnel and lasers for US hypersonic development

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Sandia National Laboratories has a hypersonic wind tunnel and advanced laser diagnostic technology to help develop hypersonic technology. Sandia has an annual budget of over $3 billion. U.S. development of autonomous hypersonic missiles and drones are a top defense priority. …

exoskeletonTitanium combat version of powered exoskeleton 3+ years out

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U.S. Special Operations Command will put a human into its powered combat exoskeleton in the middle of 2019. The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) is a complex system with many state-of-the-art technologies. The suit is comprised of a base …

franceFrance studying future replacement aircraft carrier

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France will replace their Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier and plan to make a decision on the replacement aircraft carrier at the start of 2020. They will take 18 months for a study to determine what and how they want …

future weaponsSpaceX reusable rockets are better than hypersonic missiles and planes

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All major militaries and nations are scrambling to develop hypersonic missiles, drones and aircraft. All major countries are working on hypersonic missiles The US, Russia, China are spending billions to develop and deploy hypersonic missiles. Japan, India, Australia and Europe …

air force3D printing of multiple fuzes to choose how many parts of a bomb explode

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The Air Force Research lab is working on conventional explosive bombs with adjustable explosive force. Air Force Research Lab has over $5 billion per year in funding which is more than the $3.5 billion of funding for DARPA. 3D printing …

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 …