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Jul 4, 2020

The World’s Smallest Nuke- Detonation Clip

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Many say that the Cold War didn’t accomplish anything but it did heat up the world of weapon development. The United States and Communist Russia went head to head in the race to develop the most powerful nuclear weapon. However, sometimes the most powerful weapon is not the most efficient one, so the United States took a different approach.

The result was the development of a small, powerful, portable nuclear warhead, the W54. The small nuke earned the nickname “Davey Crockett” was intended for by ground troops and operated via rocket launcher.

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Jul 4, 2020

Why the 21st Century Won’t Belong to China

Posted by in categories: business, economics, military

It is often said that the 21st century will belong to China because China will grow its military, develop its economy, and completely integrate Hong Kong. However, in this video, I argue that the 21st Century won’t belong to China because it won’t take advantage of space resources and because it will attempt to grab more than it can chew in its ambitious endeavors.

PS: The stock footage from this photo comes from Videvo!

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Jul 4, 2020

Chinese military aircraft enters Taiwan’s ADIZ

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Taipei, July 4 (CNA) A Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday, before being chased off by Taiwanese patrol planes, according to the Air Force Command Headquarters.

Taiwanese fighter jets responded with radio warnings, and they monitored the Chinese aircraft’s movements until it flew off, the Air Force said.

There is no cause for public alarm, the Air Force said, adding that it was closely monitoring the airspace and waters around Taiwan.

Jul 3, 2020

SpaceX nails second Falcon nosecone recovery in one month

Posted by in categories: internet, military, satellites

SpaceX has successfully recovered two pairs of Falcon 9 payload fairings (nosecones) – one twice-flown – in one month after twin ships GO Ms. Tree and GO Ms. Chief returned to port on July 2nd.

Around 45 minutes after Falcon 9 B1060 lifted off for the first time with the US military’s third upgraded GPS III satellite in tow and around 40 minutes after the rocket’s payload fairing deployed, both fairing halves gently splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean just a few miles apart. Lacking their main recovery nets in an odd configuration, Ms. Tree and Ms. Chief both fished one half out of the ocean with smaller secondary nets before placing the fairings on their decks for technicians to secure them.

A little more than two weeks prior, both ships were in the midst of recovering the Starlink-8 mission’s twice-flown fairings from the ocean, safely returning them – intact – to shore for the first time since SpaceX began fairing reuse. As SpaceX itself noted at the tail end of its GPS III SV03 webcast, the intact recovery of the mission’s fairing halves all but guarantees that they’ll be reused in the near future.

Jul 1, 2020

1 suspect dead, another in custody in Fort Hood soldier’s disappearance

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The civilian suspect is the estranged wife of a former Fort Hood Soldier and is currently in custody in the Bell County Jail awaiting charges by civilian authorities, according to military officials.

Guillen, 20, has been missing since April. She was last seen in the parking lot of her barracks at the post on April 22.

On Tuesday, investigators had “returned to an area of interest close to the Leon River, Bell County, Texas, for more investigative work” and discovered partial human remains, the Army CID said.

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Jun 30, 2020

The US’s flagship fighter jet simulator is now multiplayer

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Thanks to a new uplink, a pilot in a sim at Nellis Air Force Base can now fly their F-35 alongside a virtual F-16 operated by another aviator in a simulator in, say, Asia.

Jun 30, 2020

First Operational CMV-22B Osprey delivered to the U.S. Navy

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The U.S. Navy’s first CMV-22B Osprey for operational use arrived at Naval Air Station North Island, June 22. The tilt-rotor aircraft configured for Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) missions is replacing the C-2A Greyhound.
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The aircraft is assigned to the “Titans” of Fleet Logistics
Multi-Mission Squadron VRM 30, the Navy’s first CMV-22B squadron. VRM-30
was established in 2018 to begin the U…S Navy’s transition from the
C-2A Greyhound to the CMV-22B Osprey.

The CMV-22B is designed to carry up to 6,000 pounds of cargo and/or
personnel and operate up to a range of 1,150 nautical miles. One of the
reasons the Navy selected the V-22 airframe to serve in the COD role is
because of its ability to carry the F135 engine power module used by the
F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

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Jun 29, 2020

China sent martial artists to LAC before deadly clash: Report

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China reinforced its troops near the Indian border with mountain climbers and martial arts fighters shortly before a deadly clash this month, state media reported.

Tensions in the mountainous border terrain are common between the two nuclear-armed neighbours, but this month’s fighting was their deadliest encounter in nearly 50 years.

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Jun 29, 2020

Austal USA delivers US Navy’s future USS Oakland LCS

Posted by in categories: futurism, military

Austal USA has delivered the US Navy’s 12th Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Oakland (LCS 24).

The vessel was accepted by the service during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama. It is the 22nd LCS to join the fleet and the third LCS delivered to the US Navy this year.

LCS programme manager captain Mike Taylor said: “This is a great day for the navy and our country with the delivery of the future USS Oakland. This ship will play an essential role in in carrying out our nation’s future maritime strategy.”

Jun 29, 2020

Chinese PLA Shows Rifle-size Electromagnetic Railgun Weapon

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) revealed a miniaturized electromagnetic railgun based pistol- and- rifle-sized synchronous induction coilgun prototypes.

These weapons’ technical capabilities were recently revealed in a demonstration session. The weapons are in prototype stage, state media reported Sunday.

Developed by the PLA Army Logistics University, the weapons, named Small Synchronous Induction Coilguns, come with pistol-sized, rifle-sized and land robot-mounted variants, according to a report by Chinese military news website js7tv.cn last week.

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