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militaryUS Navy Will Buy and Build Two Aircraft Carriers at a Time

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The US Navy will block buy two Ford-class aircraft carriers at a time. The US Navy will buy and build the third and fourth new Ford aircraft carriers at the same time in order to get up to a 10% …

chinaChina has 20 Megawatt Power System Modules and More Railgun Sea Trials

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China’s is performing more sea trials of its navy ship with a railgun. They have also made progress on 20 Megawatt power modules to power more railguns. Long time no see, the railgun test ship is spotted undergoing sea trials …

armyUS Soldiers Joined to Military’s Connected Cybernetwork Global Attack Machine

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The US Army will use AI enabled holographic goggles to make soldiers part of the sensor network for remote weapons. In the 1980s and 1990s, there was the use of lasers to spot and help missiles hit their desired targets. …

air forceUK plans new £2 billion stealth fighter program

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The UK plans to have a new stealth fighter flying by 2035. The British plane would be a sixth-generation fighter. It would be able to operate with a pilot or as a drone. The United States might be part the …

air forceNuclear powered drones are technically feasible and could fly for years

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From 2008-2011, Sandia National Labs and Northrop Grumman designed nuclear drones that would be able to fly for many months. China has put $3.3 billion into making new highly compact nuclear reactors which would also use for nuclear powered drones. …

armyRussia getting 100 new Armata tanks and USA upgrades Abrams again

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The Russian Ground Forces are expected to receive up to 100 third-generation T-14 Armata main battle tanks (MBT), by 2020 and not the old plan for 2500 new tanks by 2020. The T-14, an armored vehicle based on the “Armata” …

armyRussia will have new armored personnel carriers in the 2020s

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Russia has new 25-ton Armata based platform for new armored personnel carriers. They are known as Kurganets and be replacing BMP and BMD and MT-LB and other types of tracked armored platforms currently in service, providing a more maneuverable and …

fusionNorth Korea has estimated 100 kiloton to 1 megaton nuclear fusion weapon test

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Hours after the North’s sixth nuclear detonation, an announcer on its official Korean Central Television declared: “The hydrogen bomb test was a perfect success.” Earlier monitors measured a 6.3-magnitude tremor near its main testing site, which South Korean experts reportedly …

iranUS working to nanotech materials for harder and faster weapons to defeat 400+ meter deep bunkers

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In 2015, Maj. Park Sung-man of the South Korean military said the United States estimates between 6,000 and 8,000 subterranean facilities have been built in North Korea. In 2012, the US intelligence community estimated over 10,000 potential underground facilities exist …

direct energy weaponsPentagon studies ways to counter hypersonic missile threat from China, Russia

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The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency has launched a study of innovative ways to counter advanced missile threats such as ultra-high-speed maneuvering hypersonic missiles. The agency recently released a request for information that will seek to identify weapon concepts for defense …