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directed energy weapons

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In the next two years, the US Navy wants to deploy a 60-kilowatt Helios combat laser aboard a guided-missile destroyer. In 2021, they will install a High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance weapon system aboard a West Coast …

aircraftBoeing Flies Next Generation Rotocraft With Double the Speed and Range

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The Sikorsky-Boeing #SB1 DEFIANT™ helicopter completed its first flight on March 21, 2019. This next generation vehicle will have twice the speed and twice the range of helicopters. Its two coaxial main rotors and a rear mounted pusher propulsor, DEFIANT …

israelUSA Will Recognize Israeli Control of Golan Heights and Its Military High Ground

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The United States will recognize Israeli control of the Golan Height. President Trump announced his intent to recognize Israeli control. This could increase the chances for Israeli President Netanyahu to win an election in three weeks. The Golan Heights was …

batteriesFull Body Exoskeleton Ordered By Special Ops

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Sarcos Robotics has been awarded a contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to deliver a pre-production version of its Guardian™ XO® (“XO”) full-body, autonomously powered robotic exoskeleton. The XO is can operate for up to eight hours …

militaryChina’s Railguns vs US 1000 Mile Range Super-cannon

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The US is working on a 1000 mile range super-cannon but appears to be behind China for railguns. China has been testing a railgun on a naval ship for over a year. They claim that railguns will be deployed by …

air forceUS Military Procurement at a Quarter Trillion in 2020

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In 2020, the US military will spend nearly a quarter of trillion dollars to buy military weapons and hardware. The Navy will get the most at about $70 billion, then the air force at $57 billion. SOURCES- DOD Budget Written …

future weaponsMegawatt Lasers, Microwave and Hypersonic Weapons

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The goal of Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Mike Griffin, is making megawatt lasers, hypersonic weapons and directed energy weapons. Griffin wants * megawatt lasers in space for space control * 75 kilowatts on top of the …

future weaponsMagnetized Plasma Hypersonic Projectile Gun

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China is working on magnetized plasma artillery which could enable hypersonic projectiles from a tank. This technology is different than railguns. China has started testing railguns on large navy ships. This technology could be ten to one hundred times smaller …

aircraft carrierExperts say China is Leading in Hypersonic Technology

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A panel of national security experts say China is leading the world in hypersonic technology due to Beijing setting a clear investment strategy to its industrial base. Hypersonic glide weapons are a threat to aircraft carriers and land air bases. …

future weaponsX-60A Mach 8 Hypersonic Test Platform

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The Air Force Research Laboratory and Generation Orbit Launch Services is developing the Mach 8 hypersonic X-60A vehicle. It is an air-dropped liquid rocket specifically designed as a hypersonic flight test platform. X-60A program completed its Critical Design Review. This …