US 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. US Intelligence issued a report that China will have combat-ready mach 7 railguns’s deployed onto …

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China'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 of the small Liaoning carrier) —with the Type 002. The Type 002 is expected to …

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China'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 of the small Liaoning carrier) —with the Type 002. The Type 002 is expected to …

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Overpriced 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 and put out more F35b with longer short takeoff range instead of vertical takeoff and …

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US 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 from buying components for two ships at once. * smart acquisition measures and other efficiencies …

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China’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 displace between 90,000-100,000 tons and have electromagnetically assisted launch system (EMALS) catapults. The Type 095 …

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Turkey, 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 buying 20–40 F-35Bs over the next few years. Japan can also operate the STOVL planes …

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Aircraft 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 have submarines and drones with wheels hiding in the hills and rocks on the ocean …

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China’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 US F-22s and F-35s. The new surveillance plane could also become a command center in …

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