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militaryShifting military technology and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear treaty

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Russia has been violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty for at least five years. Trump has announced the US is pulling out of the treaty. Russia tested and then deployed land-based missile with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers …

militaryUS Navy returning to expensive Coldwar Seawolf-like sub hunters

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The US Navy’s next SSN(X) fast attack submarine will focus on hunting Chinese and Russian submarines. The next-generation attack submarine will be faster, stealthier and have more torpedoes than the Virginia class. They will be similar to the Seawolf class …

futureChina’s H-20 long-range stealth bomber will start operating in 2025

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China will reveal its H-20 stealth bomber in 2019. The H-20 will be similar to the US B-2 bomber. It will be slower with a heavy focus on stealth capabilities. The expectation are * a maximum take-off weight of at …

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 …

armyUS Army will test 50 kw lasers on Strykers and 100 kw lasers in 2021

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The US Army will test 50 kilowatt lasers on an Anti-aircraft Stryker starting in 2021 and then will field them in 2023. Doubling a laser’s power level halves the time it takes to burn out a given target at a …

air forceHurricane Michael damaged seventeen F-22 jets

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There have been reports that up to 17 F-22 stealth fighters were damaged by Hurricane Michael. The Air Force continues to assess the potential damage to multiple F-22 Raptor fighter jets inflicted last week by Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air …

artificial intelligenceAI Common Sense Reasoning

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Today’s machine learning systems are more advanced than ever, capable of automating increasingly complex tasks and serving as a critical tool for human operators. Despite recent advances, however, a critical component of Artificial Intelligence (AI) remains just out of reach …

darpaDARPA wants massive drone swarms

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DARPA OFFSET looks to empower dismounted units by transforming how humans and autonomous swarms interact in dynamic and complex urban operations. DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) envisions swarms of 250 collaborative autonomous systems providing critical insights to small ground military …

futureFirst US hypersonic weapon will be based on old Sandia work

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Sandia National labs developed the hypersonic prototype – “Sandia Winged Energetic Reentry Vehicle Experiment” from 1979 – 1985. This cone-shaped system will be the basis for a $13 million project led by the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Massachusetts. Sandia …

air forceAll F-35 stealth fighters are grounded after September crash

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The global fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 combat jets have been temporarily grounded to investigate engine problems following a Marine Corps plane crash last month. Officials said the fleet of about 320 jets would undergo inspections over the next 48 …