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armyUS Army has focused effort to replace Abrams and Bradley with tests by 2019 and deployments by 2025

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By late 2019, the U.S. Army could field up to three manned and unmanned combat vehicles to help determine the future of heavy army fighting vehicles. The US army effort appears focused and appears inspired by the Russian Armata combat …

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 …

energyGeneral principles found to speed up the hunt for room temperature superconductors

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Scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Skoltech have demonstrated the high-temperature superconductivity of actinium hydrides and discovered a general principle for calculating the superconductivity of hydrides based on the periodic table alone. They have used a new …

dronesDrone attack Saudi oil facility and Trump threats to Russia boosts oil prices

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Yemen’s armed Houthi movement said on Wednesday it had launched a drone strike on a facility belonging to oil giant Saudi Aramco in southern Saudi Arabia – though the company said its plants there were operating “normally and safely”. Saudi …

geopoliticalFor the next ten years Russia will defer rail based ICBM and prioritize hypersonic missiles

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Russia’s Avangard strategic silo-based hypersonic missile complex has been included in the state armament plan through 2027 instead of Rubezh intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) as a weapon more essential to ensure the country’s defense capability, a source in the domestic …

futureUS currently has no defenses against new hypersonic missiles coming from China and Russia in the next few years

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Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told Congress that the US does not have any defenses against hypersonic weapons being developed by Russia and China. US Strategic Command is in charge of the nuclear weapons of …

hypersonicRussia will put advanced mach 20 hypersonic boost and glide missile into service in 2019

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Russia’s most advanced Avangard hypersonic strategic missile system is expected to come into service no later than 2019, a source in the Russian defense sector told TASS. Putin announced during his annual State of the Union address on March 1 …

hypersonicRussia’s Kinzhal Mach 10 hypersonic weapon is a single stage Pegasus Rocket

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Russia has proclaimed the Kinzhal as a breakthrough mach 10 hypersonic missile. ICBM rockets have long been able to go to Mach 20. The reason that hypersonic missiles and hypersonic planes have been a military development goal is that they …

futureRussia plans unmanned Mars mission in 2019 and then missions to access ice water on the moon

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Russia plans to launch an unmanned mission to Mars in 2019. Vladimir Putin says Russia is planning unmanned and later manned launches, into deep space, as part of a lunar program and for Mars exploration. Russia also plans to launch …

deathsAnother Putin Enemy has died

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A Russian exile who was close friends with the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky has been found dead in his London home. Nikolai Glushkov, 68, was discovered by his family and friends late on Monday night. The cause of death is …