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militaryAir Force will pay $130 million for Falcon Heavy satellite launch by 2020

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SpaceX has a $130,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to launch the Falcon Heavy with an Air Force Space Command-52 satellite. The launch is expected to be completed by September 2020. The Air Force was comfortable with data from the test flight in …

dronesWill future war be about ultra-massive drones swarms and super-weapons somewhat like Ender’s Game?

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a 2017 book by economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. The first three industrial revolutions are: 1. 1760 to 1840. the technologies were the steam engine, railroads, and machine …

hypersonicHypersonic enabled militaries in the 2030s

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Previously the US Air Force had plans to develop hypersonic missiles, hypersonic drones and hypersonic planes by the 2040s. However, Russia and China are deploying hypersonic missiles now, so the transition to a full range of more capable hypersonic weapons …

air forceChina H-20 long range bomber is copying the 21 year old US B-2

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China’s long-range bomber should have a range of at least 12,000 kilometers and 20 tons of capacity, Fu Qianshao, an air defense expert. The H-20 bomber likely has prominent stealth defense capability and a better performance than the US B-2 …

militaryUS Marines deploy drone killing vehicles

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Ground-Based Air Defense (GBAD) Counter-UAS system were developed over the last two years to detect, identify, track and defeat drones. GBAD combines systems like the existing RADA RPS-42 S-band radar, the Sierra Nevada Modi electronic warfare system, Lockheed Martin visual …

indiaUSA again focusing on South China Sea and tries to sell F18 to India

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis says the United States will “compete vigorously” with China’s actions in the South China Sea if needed. Washington again challenged Beijing’s increasing maritime dominance in the region, mainly over its vast territorial claims and militarization …

futureGeorge St Pierre talks about performance enhancing drugs

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In an interview with Joe Rogan, UFC champion George St Pierre (GSP) talks about performance-enhancing drugs. * the new drugs can not just make you stronger but can enhance your reaction time and confidence * In the future, GSP expects …

air forceUS hypersonic cruise missile will only have Lockheed prototype by 2022

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The US Air Force skipped having competitive hypersonic cruise missiles prototypes and only has Lockheed for its $1 billion hypersonic cruise missile development contract. There was not enough money for multiple prototypes. Lockheed is to deliver hypersonic missiles with early …

hypersonicRussia building new sub with hypersonic missiles by 2027

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Russia’s new Husky-class fifth-generation nuclear-powered submarine armed with Zircon hypersonic missiles is expected to be built by 2027. The construction will start in 2023 and the first sub will be delivered by the end of 2027. The Husky will feature …

militaryRussian Su-57 did not try to be a stealth fighter to kill other stealth planes

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The Russian Su-57 has several major design issues (seams, rivets, wing flaps, tail, canopy) which are not optimized for stealth. The rivets and sharp edges throughout the underside shows that no effort at stealth was made. Russia’s new fighter jet …