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armyUS Army has focused effort to replace Abrams and Bradley with tests by 2019 and deployments by 2025

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By late 2019, the U.S. Army could field up to three manned and unmanned combat vehicles to help determine the future of heavy army fighting vehicles. The US army effort appears focused and appears inspired by the Russian Armata combat …

chinaUS Arms race will not re-enable US dominance of South China Sea against bases on man made islands

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China has military facilities on disputed islands in the South China Sea and is now capable of controlling the South China Sea, according to the admiral slated to be the next Pacific Command chief. Admiral Philip Davidson told the Senate …

californiaCalifornia should have over 40 million in September 2018

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California will have over 40 million people around September, 2018. California’s population grew by 301,000 people between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017 to total 39.6 million. By July 1, 2018 California should have 39.9 million and should be …

chinaChina will double shale gas by 2020 to reach 5% of US level

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China’s shale gas production will likely reach 17 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2020, nearly double the 2017 level, as local oil companies make big progress with drilling technology and cost-cutting, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a note on Tuesday. …

air forceF-35 stealth fighters still have problems but production will nearly double to lock in the money

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The F-35 program is ramping up production despite continuing operational problems and bugs. Within the next couple of years, between 12 and 15 F-35 jets will be built each month, doubling the current monthly manufacturing average of between 7 to …

franceUS, UK and France hit a few targets in Syria over chemical weapons use

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Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said Saturday the U.S. and its allies “successfully hit every target” in airstrikes in Syria overnight. The US, France and UK launched the strikes Friday night Eastern Time in response to the Syrian regime’s alleged use …

dronesDrone attack Saudi oil facility and Trump threats to Russia boosts oil prices

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Yemen’s armed Houthi movement said on Wednesday it had launched a drone strike on a facility belonging to oil giant Saudi Aramco in southern Saudi Arabia – though the company said its plants there were operating “normally and safely”. Saudi …

air forceAir Force and HRL Labs work on promising material for hypersonic vehicles

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The US Air Force is testing materials produced through ceramic additive manufacturing to advance their potential future use in hypersonic flight vehicles. They are testing additively manufactured silicon oxycarbide (SiOC) materials.The geometric complexity of components that can be produced through …

californiaUS Trade problem is the ease of switching from Boeing to Airbus or European wine instead of California wine

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An all-out trade war between the US and China would seem like a problem for the USA. A batch of Boeing orders would be replaced by Airbus. US auto and iPhone sales in China would suffer a setback, and US …

dronesSmall US built drones searching damaged Fukushima nuclear plant

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) are developing unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology to fly into the containment vessels of the damaged units at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station and assess conditions. During the project, …