China will launch nuclear-powered aircraft carrier by 2025

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 from the South China Morning Post and the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. CSIC is also …

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

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 Florida and the east coast of the United States. On November 27, 2016, had a …

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New underwater and aerial drones, sensors, small satellites mean exposed stealth planes and submarines

Stealth planes and submarines currently have the great advantage of being very hard to detect. For stealth planes that can be detected but when it is too late to react. Mass production of new underwater and aerial drones with new sensors and assistance from persistent monitoring from thousands to tens of thousands of small satellites …

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Ohio nuclear subs cost $2 billion a piece and Navy will be happy if replacement is not 4 times as expensive

The next generation Columbia nuclear submarine program was giving a $8-billion affordability cap, and the program was sitting at about $7.3 billion for the average procurement unit cost (APUC) across all 12 planned submarines. They have reduced cost by $80 million per hull, to bring APUC down to $7.21 billion. The “stretch goal” is to …

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If US Navy shipyards can cut Virginia submarine build times from 66 to 60 months then buildrate will be increased

If US Navy shipyards (General Dynamics Electric Boat and Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding) can cut the build time from 66 months to 60 months then the buildrate for Virginia class attack submarines will be increased. This will enable the production rate of US submarines to increase to 3 completions per year. It will …

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US Navy will try to upgrade Virginia Submarines with Next Generation Columbia features

The US Navys Tactical Submarine Evolution Plan (TSEP) will create a ready menu of mature and maturing technology that they will insert when ready. The Virginia submarine program has been expanded to get 48 submarines and to accelerate the rate of construction. They are upgrading manufacturing and systems as each submarine is built. The TSEP …

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Lockheed making large long range robotic submarine drone

Lockheed Martin is designing Orca, the U.S. Navy’s Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV). Orca is being designed to support multiple critical missions. This long-range autonomous system will have the payload capability to perform a variety of missions, including intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; mine countermeasures; indication and warning notification; as well as serve as an …

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China claims successful Magnetic submarine and ship propulsion tests

China claims to have successfully tested its first permanent magnet propulsion motor for vessels recently, according to the State-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), which is known for manufacturing China’s first aircraft carrier and the Jiaolong submersible vessel. The motor used in conventional submarines has the power of several megawatts, but he still cannot determine …

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Supercavitating rounds for underwater targets

DSG Technology has 12.7 mm supercavitating ammunition which give them unique capabilities from standard weapons* air to water, water to water and water to air, with exceptional materiel penetration and AP and at low angles. Proven against torpedoes and effective from surface or submerged platforms for mine disposal or against airborne threats, from hidden (submerged) …

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Lockheed has sub launched drone

Lockheed Martin unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK’s Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with …

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