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Oct 21, 2020

All Of The Navy’s Arleigh Burke Destroyers Will Get Hypersonic Missiles Top Official Says

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Adding hypersonic missiles to the arsenal of dozens of Arleigh Burke class destroyers could be a very expensive and labor intensive endeavor.

Oct 21, 2020

The Navy Just Sent A Drone To Deliver Cargo To One Of Its Ballistic Missile Submarines

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The Navy is exploring new options for replenishing its submarines out at sea, which could have broader impacts on how it resupplies all of its fleets.

Oct 21, 2020

Navy Hires Boeing To Develop A Very Fast And Long-Range Strike Missile Demonstrator

Posted by in categories: electronics, military

“The SPEAR flight demonstrator will provide the F/A-18 Super Hornet and carrier strike group with significant improvements in range and survivability against advanced threat defensive systems,” Mercer, the firm’s SPEAR program manager, added.

Very-long-range, high-speed strike weapons could be very valuable for the Navy’s carrier air wings, especially as potential near-peer adversaries, such as China and Russia, continue to develop and field increasingly longer-range and otherwise more capable surface-to-air missile systems and associated radars and other sensors. Aircraft carriers and their associated strike groups and air wings are also increasingly at risk from various anti-access and area-denial capabilities, further underscoring the need for weapons with greater range and that are able to prosecute targets faster to help ensure their survival.

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Oct 20, 2020

NORAD F-22s intercept Russian fighters, bombers near Alaska

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F-22 Raptors from the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, intercepted a group of Russian aircraft in international airspace near Alaska Monday night.

In a series of tweets early Tuesday morning, NORAD said the Raptors intercepted a pair of Russian Tu-95 “Bear” bombers escorted by Su-35 fighters. NORAD said it also identified a Russian A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft supporting the other Russian planes that “loitered” in the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone and came within 30 nautical miles of Alaska’s shore.

NORAD said that all Russian aircraft remained in international airspace and at no time entered U.S. or Canadian airspace.

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Oct 19, 2020

Impatient? A Spacecraft Could Get to Titan in Only 2 Years Using a Direct Fusion Drive

Posted by in categories: military, nuclear energy, space

Fusion power is the technology that is thirty years away, and always will be – according to skeptics at least. Despite its difficult transition into a reliable power source, the nuclear reactions that power the sun have a wide variety of uses in other fields. The most obvious is in weapons, where hydrogen bombs are to this day the most powerful weapons we have ever produced. But there’s another use case that is much less destructive and could prove much more interesting – space drives.

The concept fusion drive, called a direct fusion drive (or DFD) is in development at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Scientists and Engineers there, led by Dr. Samuel Cohen, are currently working on the second iteration of it, known as the Princeton field reversed configuration-2 (PFRC-2). Eventually the system’s developers hope to launch it into space to test, and eventually become the primary drive system of spacecraft traveling throughout our solar system. There’s already one particularly interesting target in the outer solar system that is similar to Earth in many ways – Titan. Its liquid cycles and potential to harbor life have fascinated scientists since they first started collecting data on it.

Oct 19, 2020

Army Explores Robot Decoys & Cannon-Fired Jamming Pods

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Sun Tzu said all warfare is based on deception. Today, that means electronic deception.

Oct 18, 2020

Video Of Chinese Missile Carrier Jet Hauling What Appears To Be A Hypersonic Weapon Emerges

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The video could be the first visual evidence that China is actively testing an air-launched hypersonic weapon.

Oct 17, 2020

Soldiers Become Another Node In DoD’s Internet Of Things: ENVG-B

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, internet, military

Article on the soldiers of the very near future. This is when Internet of Things is used for military purposes allowing better situational awareness.

ENVG-B is still being fielded across the force, but the Army is already developing a next-gen system, a set of augmented reality targeting goggles — a militarized Microsoft HoloLens — known as IVAS. The Army’s also developing an Adaptive Squad Architecture to ensure all the different technologies going on a soldier’s body are compatible.

“ENVG-B is a system of systems,” Lynn Bollengier of L3Harris Technologies said at this week’s annual Association of the US Army conference. These systems include integrated augmented reality aspects from the Nett Warrior tablet, as well as wireless interconnectivity with weapon sights.

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Oct 17, 2020

Russia is Testing Their New Secret Jet Fighter!

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6th Generation fighter planes are coming.

# airforce # military.

Oct 16, 2020

Britain Banks On Tempest Future Fighter Program As Its Next Great Hope In Combat Airpower

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An article on Britain’s own Future Fighter program.

Britain has new data to help make crucial decisions as to its pathway to future air dominance and a healthy indigenous aerospace and defense sector.

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