Long Wave infrared + sensor fusion = weapon tracking anti-stealth

The US military has a combination of long-wave infrared search and track combined with high-speed multi-ship data networking and advanced sensor fusion algorithms for weapons quality tracking an enemy stealth fighter. The U.S. Navy and Boeing demonstrated counter-stealth technologies during the 2017 Fleet Exercise. They used a pair of modified F/A-18E/F Super Hornets using a …

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Shifting military technology and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear treaty

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 (300 and 3,400 miles). Sea-based and air-based missiles were not covered under this treaty which …

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China airdrop tested some hypersonic prototype scaled designs

China has tested three vehicles expected to be capable of hypersonic flight in a single airdrop. Scaled models of D18-1S, D18-2S and D18-3S wide-range aircraft were released to fall in a successful experiment. The three scale models in this test were developed by Institute of Mechanics, CAS. named D18-3S, D18-1S & D18-2S from left to …

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Composite metal foams provide armor protection for one third the weight and make super car bumpers

Stainless steel composite metal foam can replace rolled homogeneous steel armor with the same protection for one-third of the weight. According to the material’s inventor the material would make a great bumper, as the sponginess of the metal foam soaks up impact energy. Raibei claims that for a passenger sitting in a car outfitted with …

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Air Force and HRL Labs work on promising material for hypersonic vehicles

The US Air Force is testing materials produced through ceramic additive manufacturing to advance their potential future use in hypersonic flight vehicles. They are testing additively manufactured silicon oxycarbide (SiOC) materials.The geometric complexity of components that can be produced through additive manufacturing in conjunction with the refractory nature of ceramics holds enormous potential for a …

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US Army will have VR training and provide drones for every squad

US Army, marines and special forces will be getting improved training through virtual reality and improved real-world drills and new drones for scouting and air support. In the 1970s there was a revolution in shoulder-launched missiles to kill tanks and planes. Today, the breakthrough lies in small unmanned systems — miniature drones in the near …

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DARPA tries to create real life biostasis to give more time to treat injured people

In Star Trek and other science fiction shows, Dr. McCoy and others often place their patients into stasis. Stasis freezes, stops or greatly slows the biological processes. DARPA is now trying to do this in real life. DARPA wants to mimick the biological and chemical processes of water bears and wood frogs who are able …

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China’s railgun tech uses high power semiconductor technology from an acquired UK company

The 2008 purchase of Dynex Semiconductor by Chinese railway firm Zhouzhou CRRC Times Electric helped the development of the Chinese navy’s new railguns. Dynex is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high-powered semiconductors, including insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs), which play an important role in energy conversion systems. Zhouzhou CRRC Times Electric bought Dynex for …

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China will launch nuclear-powered aircraft carrier by 2025

China might have a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the water by 2025. China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), which refitted China’s first aircraft carrier and built its second confirmed that a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was in the works. The reports are from the South China Morning Post and the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. CSIC is also …

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