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aircraftChina’s next aircraft carrier will make its Navy distant second behind the USA

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China’s third carrier (called the 002) is expected to be launched in 2019 or 2020. It will be almost as large as the US Nimitz carriers and include electromagnetic launchers. 002 will undoubtedly come with other improvements. A more robust …

armyUS Army plans to successfully revamp and future weapons that ten times better than today

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The US Army plans to reform the acquisition bureaucracy, embracing commercial technology and rigorously prototyping new tech to work out bugs to achieve 10 fold improvement on its weapons. General Mark Milley said the US Army can improve 10-fold on …

army20 wheeled squad support robots have been ordered by the US Army

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HDT Global (HDT) Wheeled Offload Logistics Follower (WOLF) robotic system has been awarded a Phase II Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport Program contract. The HDT Hunter WOLF system closely matches infantry mobility and can traverse narrow trails, steep slopes and dense …

air forceBoeing reveals the model for a competing design for a reusable hypersonic plane

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Boeing revealed a model of a mach 5+ hypersonic plane that will compete to become the follow up to the SR71 blackbird. Boeing is planning a two-step process beginning with flight tests of an F-16-sized, single-engine proof-of-concept hypersonic precursor vehicle …

future weaponsUvision loitering munition

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UVision’s HERO Family is an all-inclusive loitering munition solution designed to meet the complex requirements of the modern battlefield. HERO incorporates a wide range of advanced, cost-effective technologies to enable high-precision terminal engagement with minimal collateral damage. A loitering munition …

futureGoogle Satellite Pictures capture what is either a hypersonic vehicle prototype or an unusual drone

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An object that looks like it could be a hypersonic vehicle prototype has appeared in satellite photos. It could also just be an unusual drone. Some commenters think it might only be a racing boat. Based on the other parked …

futureLockheed may have completed a prototype hypersonic SR72

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Jack O’Banion, Vice President of Strategy and Customer Requirements, Advanced Development Programs for Lockheed Martin, at a presentation said that the SR72 could not have been made without digital transformation. This seems to indicate that a hypersonic vehicle has been …

darpaDARPA looks for robots and other tech to make cracking tunnels faster and safer

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North Korea and Iran have large underground facilties where they have their nuclear weapons and other operations. DARPA is looking at breakthroughs for dealing with tunnels and underground cities. Underground is the new frontier for military and security action. Although …

aircraftMilitary Confirms China’s high tech third aircraft carrier construction details

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China started building its third aircraft carrier, with a hi-tech launch system, at a Shanghai shipyard last year, according to sources close to the People’s Liberation Army. One of the sources said Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard Group was given the go-ahead …

chinaFirst ever test of a hypersonic equipped missile that is intended for operational deployment

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China carried out the first flight-tests of a new kind of ballistic missile with a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) in November. The DF-17 is the first hypersonic glide vehicle-equipped missile intended for operational deployment ever tested. During the November 1 …