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airplaneChina Completing More Copies of the World Largest Cargo Plane

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Ukraine Antonov and Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC) set up a joint venture for series assembly of the AN-225 plane (world’s largest cargo plane) in China. It also includes completing the second An-225 prototype. the second AN-225 prototype should …

direct energy weaponUS Will Have Space Based Sensors by 2023 But Will Not Deploy Space Weapons Yet

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The Defense Department will continue to research and study space-based weapons like megawatt lasers, particle beams, and orbiting missiles. Michael Griffin, the defense undersecretary for research and engineering, has pushed to expand U.S. missile defenses and to enable hitting ICBMs …

chinaThreat of Taiwan-China Unification War

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China’s president Xi gave a speech which opens the door to re-unify Taiwan and China using a war. Beijing previously assumed the Taiwanese would eventually decide to reunite with the mainland. The Taiwanese once widely forecasted that communist rule would …

asiaWill North Korea Dismantle Nuclear Weapons Production and Stabilize with South Korea?

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In a New Year’s Day speech, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un made an offer toward denuclearization. Kim indicated that North Korea wants a deal and is interested in another summit. Kim would put nuclear production capability as part of negotiations. …

armyA Missile Container Navy Would be Six Times More Cost Effective

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The US Navy is considering converting available merchant ships into missile-armed Navy ships. They would be able to make 15-20 merchant ships for the cost of one destroyer. The merchant missile ships would have 450-600 missiles versus 90 on one …

armyNew Mach 3 Shell Will Triple the Range on Over 1000 US Navy and Army Guns

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In mid-2018, a US destroyer fired 20 hypervelocity projectiles (HVP) from a standard Mk 45 5-inch deck gun. The Hypervelocity projectiles will make the guns effective and low-cost weapons against cruise missiles and larger unmanned aerial vehicles. In 2016, there …

militaryUS Navy Will Buy and Build Two Aircraft Carriers at a Time

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The US Navy will block buy two Ford-class aircraft carriers at a time. The US Navy will buy and build the third and fourth new Ford aircraft carriers at the same time in order to get up to a 10% …

armyUS Military Going Beyond Helicopters

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The Sikorsky–Boeing SB-1 Defiant is built and will make its first flight early in 2019. The SB-1 Defiant will have a cruise speed of 250 knots (460 km/h). It will initially will have less range due to using the “old” …

airplaneWill the Rotating Detonation Engines Enable Hypersonic Planes?

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Disk rotating detonation engines could provide engines that are 10% more efficient, which could enable hypersonic planes. The USA, China, and Russia will be ramping up hypersonic weapon and hypersonic plane spending over ten billions per year each. Combustion can …

citiesBoring Machines for Deep Underground Lairs and Starting Underground Worlds

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There are many bunkers and facilities that are very deep underground. Iran has its Furdow Nuclear Facility which is 80 meters under hard rock and special hardened cement. Iran claims to have built a military base that is under 500 …