China Building Over 400 New Ultra-hardened Nuclear Silos

Satellite images taken by Planet and analyzed by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (CNS/MIIS) show that China is significantly expanding the number of silos for its arsenal of intercontinental range-ballistic missiles. 120 silos under construction near Yumen were identified by Decker Eveleth, a former …

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Russia-Ukraine Buildup 2021

Ukraine’s army commander Gen Ruslan Khomchak says Russia has deployed 28 battalion tactical groups near Ukraine’s eastern border and in Crimea. This is 20,000-25,000 troops. Russian officials have not confirmed that, nor given any precise figures. The Russian military has confirmed that an airborne assault brigade – about 4,000 troops – is being redeployed to …

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Russia’s Military Only Deserves a Two-Page Update to US Congress

Russia’s military is so meaningless to the US that the annual report on the capabilities of Russia’s armed forces is two pages long and a one-paragraph disclaimer. Oil and gas production makes up about 39% of Russia’s economy. Oil prices in 2020 are about half the level in 2018. Coronavirus is also impacting Russia’s economy …

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Chinese Hypersonic Missile Engine Triples US Duration Record

A team led by Fan Xuejun at the Institute of Mechanics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a type of scramjet that ran continuously for 600 seconds in a ground test, Weihutang, a program on military affairs affiliated with state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), reported on over the weekend. This broke the …

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Russian Aircraft Carrier Will Not Get Salvaged and Repaired

Russia’s only aircraft carrier has a fire that has covered over 600 square meters (6000 square feet) of the carrier. Even if the fire is put out, Nextbigfuture predicts that the carrier will not be worth salvaging. Currently, the ship is being flooded with water and chemicals to douse electrical wiring and diesel fuel fires. …

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Russia Beats USA for Most Incompetent Aircraft Carrier

The USA and Russia started an informal competition for the most incompetent aircraft carrier. The USA entered its first next-generation Gerald Ford carrier and Russia went with its only aircraft carrier (Admiral Kuznetsov). The Gerald Ford carrier was “delivered” in 2017 but it is not in good shape. The deployment date is now 2024 which …

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Russia’s Aircraft Carrier Fire Follows Spy Submarine Fire and Carrier Crane Accident

ThreeSix to ten people were injured in a fire that broke out onboard Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov at a dock in Murmansk, northwest Russia. 120 square meters (1200 square feet)600 square meters (6000 square feet) of the carrier were on fire. In 2018, the same carrier had a 210 square foot hole after a …

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US All Liquid Oil Production is at 73% of OPEC Oil Production

US All Liquids oil production is at 19.6 million barrels per day. US oil production is forecasted to increase by 1-2 million barrels per day by the end of 2020. US crude oil production is at 12.5 million barrels per day. Saudi Arabia had to cut oil production to support oil prices. Saudi Arabia is …

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Russian Quantum Hacking Lab

There is a Quantum hacking lab which is a site of the Russian Quantum Center. This site has a collection of videos, research papers and presentations about quantum cryptography and quantum security. Vadim Makarov worked at the University of Waterloo for many years and recently has been in Shanghai and Moscow. Brian WangBrian Wang is …

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Musk Promotes Nuke Mars T-Shirts

Elon Musk is promoting his plan to use nuclear bombs to melt the polar ice of Mars. A thermonuclear attack on Mars would use nuclear bombs vaporize the elements trapped in the ice and create a greenhouse effect. Charlotte Philp calculated that the world’s current 14,000 nuclear weapons would only be enough to vaporize 1-2% …

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