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militaryMulti-dimensional Power of Ranking of Nations

Most rankings of the military power or geopolitical power of countries look mainly at the power of the air force, navies and armies of countries. They often do not look at the true quality of the equipment or technology. Also, …

future weaponsIsrael Combines Laser Beams For More Powerful Laser Beams

Israel’s Defense Ministry and defense companies Rafael and Elbit Systems and academic institutions made a combat laser breakthrough. It is based on the precision of the laser beam, which can be focused on long-range targets and which can overcome atmospheric …

iranIran Cruise Missiles and Ballistic Missiles

Iran has developed some cruise missiles that are based upon the Soviet era KH-55 cruise missile. Russia and the United States both have GPS jamming and spoofing capabilities. Russia would not actually fight with Iran but will provide various military …

air forcePerspective on World War 3 and the Draft

Kids in Grade 6 are freaking out about the potential for World War 3. Kids in Grade 9 are freaking out about a possible draft. I was told by my kids that these issues were raised by other kids in …

iranUSA Seems to Have Upgraded Assassination Technologies

The USA has had drone and airstrike capabilities for over two decades but the quality of recent US assassinations suggests improved long-term target tracking. This is likely due to a combination of AI, big data and improved imaging and regular …

militaryUS Space Force Will Be Created Tonight

Trump will sign the National Defense Authorization Act 2020 at 7:30 pm EST. The NDAA provides the Secretary of the Air Force with the authority to transfer Air Force personnel to the newly established Space Force. $72.4 million to stand …

air forceRussian Aircraft Carrier Will Not Get Salvaged and Repaired

Russia’s only aircraft carrier has a fire that has covered over 600 square meters (6000 square feet) of the carrier. Even if the fire is put out, Nextbigfuture predicts that the carrier will not be worth salvaging. Currently, the ship …

militaryRussia Beats USA for Most Incompetent Aircraft Carrier

The USA and Russia started an informal competition for the most incompetent aircraft carrier. The USA entered its first next-generation Gerald Ford carrier and Russia went with its only aircraft carrier (Admiral Kuznetsov). The Gerald Ford carrier was “delivered” in …

air forceRussia’s Aircraft Carrier Fire Follows Spy Submarine Fire and Carrier Crane Accident

ThreeSix to ten people were injured in a fire that broke out onboard Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov at a dock in Murmansk, northwest Russia. 120 square meters (1200 square feet)600 square meters (6000 square feet) of the carrier were …

militaryUS Space Force Will Be the Sixth Military Branch

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020 officially agreed by the House and Senate will officially establish the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces. More than 180 House Democrats joined a …