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chinaChina today is foreign oil dependent like Germany in WW2

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The USA produced 70% of the oil in the world in WW2. 20% of the oil was produced by the Soviet Union. The British did not surrender and used its navy to blockade Germany’s oil imports. Germany imported 60% of …

dronesBoeing making navy MQ-25A refueling drone

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Boeing has an $805 million contract to build and support four large MQ-25A unmanned drones. The four drones will have initial operation in 2024. They will supply refueling. The Navy eventually plans to buy 72 more Stingray drones with a …

air forceThe UK Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier has come to the US to test takeoff and landing of F-35B stealth fighters

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HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new aircraft carriers for the British Navy, arrived at a US port on the way to F-35B stealth fighter tests. This was the first transatlantic trip for the 65,000 ton aircraft carrier. The …

asiaChina will complete a $411 million diesel submarine for Thailand by 2023

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China has started building a Type 039B (Yuan-class) diesel submarine for Thailand. They expect to deliver it by 2023. It will displace 2,600 tonnes, and have a top speed of 18 knots and can stay submerged for up to 20 …

futureNavy seeking high power microwave weapons against speedboats

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Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) is looking High Power Microwave (HPM) weapons to vessels like Iran’s speedboats. They are looks for High Power Microwave sources and innovative antenna concepts that could potentially enhance the ability to interdict and …

militaryUS Navy will start making super-destroyer class ships in 2023

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The US Navy will buy a new ship in 2023 which will be larger than a destroyer but which is not yet called a cruiser. It will be bigger and more expensive than the Arleigh Burke Flight III design and …

iranPentagon and US Navy are ignoring Iran’s claim of controlling the Persian Gulf

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Pentagon leaders say the U.S. Navy has no intention of altering any operations in the region. Iran has claimed control of the Persian Gulf and the Straits of Hormuz. Iran has about 100 small patrol boats that look like large …

chinaFuture US versus China Navy Sizes

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The US Navy’s newest 30-year shipbuilding plan gets to 308 ships by 2020, a year faster than the previous administration’s goal of 2021. The target is 326 ships by the end 2023. The US Navy will not reach the goal …

air forceChina has some military systems that match US gear but it will be 2030s to build matching quantity

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China has new Navy 055 destroyer than might be better than the US Arleigh Burke Destroyer but is not better than the Zumwalt. China is currently only planning to build eight 055 destroyers. China will likely have new destroyers and …

droneUS Strategic Command General thinks there is potential and some movement towards North Korean denuclearization

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General John Hyten says the prospects for the potential denuclearization of North Korea are moving in a positive direction since the Singapore summit. He is the Commander, United States Strategic Command. USSTRATCOM is responsible for strategic deterrence, global strike, and …