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militaryChina and USA in race to submarine sonar stealth

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Penn State University researchers have made progress on shielding large objects from sound. Chinese researchers have also published substantial progress on cloaking from sound. Both might lead to submarine sonar stealth. Chinese researchers presented the design, architecture and detailed performance …

air forceChina's Type 003 super aircraft carrier could be nuclear powered

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Credible reports indicate that China is already building at least one conventional carrier in the 80,000-ton range and there are rumors China’s Type 003 aircraft carrier will be nuclear powered. China is following up the domestically produced Type 001 (copy …

air forceChina's Type 003 super aircraft carrier could be nuclear powered

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Credible reports indicate that China is already building at least one conventional carrier in the 80,000-ton range and there are rumors China’s Type 003 aircraft carrier will be nuclear powered. China is following up the domestically produced Type 001 (copy …

futureNuclear tsunami would have less energy and die out before getting far inland

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A natural 100 meter tsunami would be devastating but would a less energetic nuclear bomb enabled 100 meter tsunami fade out within a mile of the shoreline? The 2011 tsunami in Japan released about 9,320,000 megatons (MT) of TNT energy. …

chinaChina will hav new drones to match US MQ-25 and UCLASS drones

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China is developing new drones that will allow synchronized operations between UAVs and military aircraft, and carrier-based UAVs are also being developed. Shi Wen, chief engineer and designer of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASC) Caihong (CH) and his …

australiaAustralia tries to reign in corruption on A$50 billion submarine purchase

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Australia has an A$50 billion (USD 38 billion) contract to build 12 submarines with a French company. Australia’s biggest-ever capital project will siphon billions in taxpayer dollars to a foreign entity (DCNS, now the Naval Group) which is embroiled in …

chinaChina’s military has confirmed the Navy is testing a railgun at Sea

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China confirms that are testing an electromagnetic railguns on a navy ship. Zhang Xiao, associate research fellow at the Wuhan-based PLA Naval University of Engineering, led a team to develop repeating pulsating direct current power system that could charge the …

aircraftOverpriced US Wasp mini-carriers is the first carrier patrolling with F35b stealth fighters in the Pacific

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The USS Wasp (mini-aircraft carrier) and its strike group went out for its first regional patrol since arriving in Japan earlier this year. The US could have spent half the money for a larger carrier like the UK Queen Elizabeth …

aircraft carrierUS Navy wants to buy two aircraft carriers at a time to save $1.25 billion for each

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The US Navy wants to have contract for two aircraft carriers at time to potentially save $1.25 billion for each and get a new carrier every 3 to 4 years instead of every 5 years. * five percent cost savings …

air forceChina’s nuclear aircraft carrier technology will catchup to the US around 2025

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The China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) briefly put online China’s next aircraft carrier, next submarine and other naval projects. CSIC will make China’s first nuclear-powered carrier. The first is expected to be launched in the late-2020s. The Type 003 will …