weapons Archive

air forceUK plans new £2 billion stealth fighter program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

dronesGhost in the Shell Live Action with Scarlett Johansson

Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell is among the largest and most influential anime and manga franchises of the past twenty-five years. Shirow seems to have captured one of the most believable post-singularity futures. A lot of the main focus …

armyZ Machine fusion adding tritium to boost power output and possible breakeven experiments in 2018

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories nuclear fusion Z Machine are adding tritium to the fuel to boost power The introduction of tritium is of high technical interest because a 50/50 mix of tritium and deuterium — the two isotopes of …

air forceDubai Hyperloop Competition

The Government of Dubai is planning to build Hyperloop infrastructure in the near future between two great global cities, Dubai and Fujairah City in the neighboring Emirate of Fujairah. The government aims to reduce the transportation time between these two …