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hypersonicGeneration Orbit rocket designated X-60A hypersonic test rocket

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

aircraftChina will launch nuclear-powered aircraft carrier by 2025

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China might have a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the water by 2025. China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), which refitted China’s first aircraft carrier and built its second confirmed that a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was in the works. The reports are …

dronesDefending against Russia’s 100 megaton nuclear tsunami drone torpedos in Cold War 2.0

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Russia has development of 100 megaton and megaton class tsunami generating nuclear drone weapons. The weapon could explode in shallow waters off of a coastline and generate a tsunami hundreds of feet high. Such a tsunami could devastate all of …