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futureUS Navy Will Develop Hypersonic Submarine Launched Weapons

The US Navy is developing the hypersonic glide body that all the services will use, as well as a booster to launch the Navy’s weapon off a yet-to-be-determined platform. The conventional prompt global strike program has the goal of being …

dronesFive Robotic Underwater Drones Found Sub Wreck on Ocean Floor

After a year-long search, the wreckage of the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan (S-42) was found by Texas-based underwater mapping firm Ocean Infinity. The sub was found resting in a ravine about 3,000 feet below the surface, about 323 …

hypersonicGeneration Orbit rocket designated X-60A hypersonic test rocket

The Air Force has designated the GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems …

asiaChina will complete a $411 million diesel submarine for Thailand by 2023

China has started building a Type 039B (Yuan-class) diesel submarine for Thailand. They expect to deliver it by 2023. It will displace 2,600 tonnes, and have a top speed of 18 knots and can stay submerged for up to 20 …

elon muskElon Musk has tweeted mini-sub rescue tests in LA pool

Elon Musk has tweeted out short video of underwater tests of the rescue mini-subs. These mini-subs could be used to save 8 boys and their coach who are still trapped in caves in Thailand. Four of the boys were already …

asiaFour Thai Boys have been rescued so far using buddy diving

A team of 90 expert divers – 40 from Thailand and 50 from overseas – has been working in the cave system. Divers have been guiding the boys through darkness and submerged passageways towards the mouth of the Tham Luang …

hypersonicRussia building new sub with hypersonic missiles by 2027

Russia’s new Husky-class fifth-generation nuclear-powered submarine armed with Zircon hypersonic missiles is expected to be built by 2027. The construction will start in 2023 and the first sub will be delivered by the end of 2027. The Husky will feature …

militaryChina and USA in race to submarine sonar stealth

Penn State University researchers have made progress on shielding large objects from sound. Chinese researchers have also published substantial progress on cloaking from sound. Both might lead to submarine sonar stealth. Chinese researchers presented the design, architecture and detailed performance …

chinaChina’s military has confirmed the Navy is testing a railgun at Sea

China confirms that are testing an electromagnetic railguns on a navy ship. Zhang Xiao, associate research fellow at the Wuhan-based PLA Naval University of Engineering, led a team to develop repeating pulsating direct current power system that could charge the …

air forceRussia claims 100 times smaller nuclear reactor than submarine reactors but with more power

Russia in a speech by Putin claims it has a new nuclear reactor that is 100 times smaller than those used by nuclear-propelled submarines and generates more power. The reactor can also reach its peak power 200 times faster than …