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chinaChina’s giant ultra-high voltage grid is ambitious as its high speed rail

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Ultra-high voltage energy grids are needed for efficient power transmission across large distances. A 100 mile (160 km) power line at 765 kilovolt carrying 1000 MW of power can have losses of 1.1% to 0.5%. A 345-kilovolt line carrying the …

airplanesChina and Russia spending $20 billion to compete with Boeing 787 by mid-2020s

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China and Russia had a life-size model of a proposed wide-body long-haul jet at the opening of China’s largest airshow. The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) showed off the model of the CR929’s cockpit …

militaryRussia’s only aircraft carrier has a big hole in it

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Russia’s only aircraft carriers has a 215 square foot hole. The aircraft carrier was leaving an 80,000 ton floating dock after repairs. There was a 70 ton crane on the dock which fell and broke a hole in the aircraft …

air forceUSA, China and Russia Military Jet Production and estimates for 2030

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The US got about fifty F-35s in 2017 and 26 F-18 Superhornets. In 2018 there will be seventy F-35s for the USA and about fourteen F-18s. The US is getting about 75 to 85 fighter jets every year. In 2017 …

militaryRussian catamaran aircraft carrier would have good air power for size

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Russia showed off a ship model and design for a small catamaran aircraft carrier. It would have less than half the weight than a US super-carrier but would have almost half the planes and close to the same flight deck. …

militaryShifting military technology and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear treaty

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Russia has been violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty for at least five years. Trump has announced the US is pulling out of the treaty. Russia tested and then deployed land-based missile with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers …

nasaSoyuz rocket failed and two man crew bailed out safely

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A Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned two minutes after liftoff Thursday on a mission to the International Space Station. The two-member crew — an American and a Russian parachute landed in their capsule, 200 miles from the launch site in the …

militaryRussia gunmaker proposes hypersonic sniper gun

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Vladislav Lobaev, the founder and chief engineer of Lobaev Arms is researching hypersonic ammunition and with funding could create a precision cartridge that will have a muzzle velocity of 2,000 m/s (about 6,560 fps) which is about mach 5.8. This …

entertainmentRussian operatives increased Star Wars Last Jedi fan divide

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Morten Bay of University of Southern California Center for the Digital Future has written a non-satire academic paper claiming that Russian internet trolls increased the Star Wars fan divide over the Last Jedi. This was not written for the Onion. …

future weaponRussia arming SU-57 stealth fighters with hypersonic missiles

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Russia may only build about 24 Su-57 stealth fighters but they will receive hypersonic R37M missiles. The R37M anti-aircraft missile will have a range of 300-400 kilometers and a speed of mach 6. China has also been developing a large …