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navyMini-sub could be modified as escape pod for space

The mini-sub rescue pod built for the Thai cave rescue could be modified as escape pods for space. Elon Musk tweeted out how the escape pods built for the Thai cave rescue could be made to work in space. There …

navyUS has epidemic of big project failures – will watch China press its railgun advantage

The US has been trying to develop railguns’s since 2005. The US did complete a prototype landbased 32-megajoule railgun, but failed to put a railgun onto a Navy ship. China has succeeded in putting a railgun onto a navy ship. …

air forceChina's Type 003 super aircraft carrier could be nuclear powered

Credible reports indicate that China is already building at least one conventional carrier in the 80,000-ton range and there are rumors China’s Type 003 aircraft carrier will be nuclear powered. China is following up the domestically produced Type 001 (copy …

air forceChina's Type 003 super aircraft carrier could be nuclear powered

Credible reports indicate that China is already building at least one conventional carrier in the 80,000-ton range and there are rumors China’s Type 003 aircraft carrier will be nuclear powered. China is following up the domestically produced Type 001 (copy …

aircraftOverpriced US Wasp mini-carriers is the first carrier patrolling with F35b stealth fighters in the Pacific

The USS Wasp (mini-aircraft carrier) and its strike group went out for its first regional patrol since arriving in Japan earlier this year. The US could have spent half the money for a larger carrier like the UK Queen Elizabeth …

aircraft carrierUS Navy wants to buy two aircraft carriers at a time to save $1.25 billion for each

The US Navy wants to have contract for two aircraft carriers at time to potentially save $1.25 billion for each and get a new carrier every 3 to 4 years instead of every 5 years. * five percent cost savings …

air forceChina’s nuclear aircraft carrier technology will catchup to the US around 2025

The China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) briefly put online China’s next aircraft carrier, next submarine and other naval projects. CSIC will make China’s first nuclear-powered carrier. The first is expected to be launched in the late-2020s. The Type 003 will …

air forceTurkey, Japan and South Korea looking at F-35B jump jets for airwings for mini-aircraft carriers

Turkey might buy new generation F-35B jump jet stealth fighters. Turkey could join Japan and South Korea in using 20000 to 35000 helicopter carriers to base about 10-20 F35b with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities as mini-aircraft carriers. Japan is …

chinaAircraft and undersea drone carrying submarines will disrupt warfare

The Navies of the mid-term future will be shifting to many drones and sensors and placing long duration systems all over the ocean and seafloor. There will also be a revolution in going all the way to the seafloor and …

aircraftChina’s new carrier based AWAC can detect stealth planes from over 200 miles away

China is building its first carrier-borne early-warning plane called the KJ-600. Above is the KJ-600 The KJ-600 would be fitted with an advanced active electronically scanned array, or AESA, radar which could enable it to spot stealth aircraft such as …