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airplaneChina claims it has designs for a mass production hypersonic engine

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China has designs for a mass production hypersonic engine for low-cost planes or spacecraft capable of traveling five times faster than the speed of sound. The plant that would be built in Hefei, in China’s eastern Anhui province, could give …

chinaChina is “sputniking” the US so the US needs to spread Elon Musk and SpaceX methods

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China is “sputniking” the USA with military technology surprises. Technologies like hypersonic missiles, railguns, electromagnetic launchers and metamaterials. It is not that China got fast. It is that the USA got slow. The US rocket developers (Lockheed and Boeing) have …

chinaChina is deploying metamaterials and railguns using SR-71 like development speed and flexibility

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The United States has been able to lead in military technology for decades with DARPA research. DARPA and ARPA helped with the creation of * the internet * GPS (global positioning system) * stealth fighters * antimissile systems * M16 …

air forceThe USA is no longer guaranteed future military technology dominance

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The US has enjoyed complete military dominance since about 1985. The Soviet Union and now Russia is competitive with the number of nuclear weapons. Th Soviet Union also had a total volume of tanks and armored vehicles which the USA …

future weaponsUS losing Navy tech lead because of electrical engineering, project management and corruption problems

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The US is losing its naval military technology lead because of inadequate electrical engineering and problems with large project management and political and industrial corruption. The political and industrial corruption aspect is sen in the high cost of * the …

future weaponsIs China Railgun a Sputnik moment for the USA?

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Just over 60 year ago the Soviet’s launched the basic Sputnik satellite. Sputnik was not a weapon but it showed that the Soviet Union was competitive with US military technology. On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the world’s …

armyIf China is ahead deploying Railguns, electromag catapults and hypersonic weapons

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China seems to have made a lot of progress making more practical electromagnetic catapults for aircraft carriers and such electromagnetic catapults could be scaled to launch large drones from smaller ships. In a presentation at the PLAN University Rear Admiral …

airplanesRussian decline in world power will accelerate over the 2020s

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Even though Russia has population of 144 million and has the legacy of the Soviet nuclear program and military technology. However a country with GDP comparable to that of Australia cannot afford to be a superpower, fight a protracted war …

future weaponsWhat the US would need to beat China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Salafist-jihadi

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RAND evaluates the capabilities of current and programmed U.S. forces to meet the demands of conflicts that could arise involving any of five potential adversaries: China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Salafist-jihadi groups worldwide. The report finds that U.S. forces …

chinaChina’s first domestic aircraft carrier begins preliminary trials

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China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier the 001A started preliminary trials in Dalian in the northeast of China in November. It has a similar design to the country’s first carrier the Liaoning. Chinese engineers and designers who built the ship …