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lasersUS Zumwalt Destroyers Getting Anti-ship Missiles Now and Railguns and Lasers Later

The three planned Zumwalt-class ships each have eighty Mk 54 Vertical Launch System cells capable of firing a variety of long-range anti-ship missiles. They will fire * the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile, which is being modified to hit ships at …

future weaponsUS needs megawatt class combat lasers to counter hypersonic missiles

Michael Griffin, the undersecretary for research and engineering, expects future budgets to provide funds for lasers that the missile defense agency can more rapidly develop and field. Space-control needs to have megawatt-class lasers. Hypersonic weapons’ low signature in flight and …

shipSee the new Giant SpaceX net for catching rocket nose cone shells

SpaceX has improved the boat that will catch Falcon rocket nose cone shell. SpaceX made the catching net four times larger. The nose cone shells are called payload fairings. Once outside the atmosphere the fairing is jettisoned which exposes the …

chinaVarious Photos show prototype railgun on a Chinese military ship

Photos tweeted from Dafeng Cao and many other appears to show that China has mounted a railgun onto a landing ship. Above – Type 072III landing ship tank (LST) Haiyang Shan, #936, would be the world’s first railgun-armed warship. Its …

chinaCould the USA double energy efficiency by 2030

Assuming the US Congress ever became capable of passing legislation again, how much more energy-efficient could the United States actually get? By some accounts, the United States could stand to get twice as efficient in the coming decades, saving hundreds …

air forceChina J31 stealth fighter (a knockoff of the US F35), has to overcome engine and sensor issues

The J-31 fighter jet had poor performance in air demonstrations at the 2014 Airshow China in Zhuhai. This has prompted officials from the state-run Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to emphasise the future development path for the aircraft. The …

futureHigh powered solid state 150 kilowatt combat laser field testing this summer

DARPA’s High-Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS) has demonstrated sufficient laser power and beam quality to advance to a series of field tests. The achievement of government acceptance for field trials marks the end of the program’s laboratory development …