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artificial intelligenceUS Navy Buys Four Large Robotic Submarine Drones

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The US Navy will pay Boeing $43-million to buy four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (Robotic submarine drones or XLUUVs). Boeing based its winning Orca XLUUV design on its Echo Voyager unmanned diesel-electric submersible. The 51-foot-long sub will launch …

aircraft carriersChina Will Have Four Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carriers by 2035

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Wang Yunfei, a naval expert, told the South China Morning Post that China will have four nuclear-powered aircraft carriers with electromagnetic launchers by 2035. Those carriers are expected to be comparable in size and launch capability to US aircraft carriers. …

chinaChina Shows off Missile Improvements that Put US Navy at Increased Risk

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China ran a simulated strike mission using a Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and has released video showing improvements to the medium range Dongfeng-26 (DF-26) ballistic missile. This was reported by the South China Morning Post. The DF-41 ICBM …

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 …

asiaUS and China Aircraft Carriers and World Military Power 2025-2050

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There has been various speculation about China having five aircraft carrier by 2025 and up to ten aircraft carriers by 2049. Only two of China’s five aircraft carriers would be anywhere close to the capabilities of the US supercarriers. The …

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% …

navyChina Has Radio Antenna to Talk to Submarines and It Covers Five Times Area of NY City

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China has built a giant radio antenna that uses five times the area of New York City. It will be used to communicate with submarines. The Wireless Electromagnetic Method (WEM) project took 13 years and will emit extremely low-frequency radio …

chinaChina has 20 Megawatt Power System Modules and More Railgun Sea Trials

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China’s is performing more sea trials of its navy ship with a railgun. They have also made progress on 20 Megawatt power modules to power more railguns. Long time no see, the railgun test ship is spotted undergoing sea trials …

chinaChina Gets Critical Engine Technology and in Exchange Will Fix Russian Ships

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Russia has provided China with critical navy engine technology which will enable China’s newest destroyers to have enough electrical power for large railguns. China will fix and upgrade Russia’s aircraft carrier and other large ships. Russia is unable to fix …