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NNSA produces first upgraded warhead for sub-launched nukes
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NNSA produces first upgraded warhead for sub-launched nukes

The improved W88 Alt 370 warhead comes a year late and millions over budget. America’s newest submarine-launched nuclear weapon has entered production. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced Tuesday that it has successfully completed the first production unit of the W88 Alt 370 warhead, a year late and millions over budget after a technical issue caused...

China upgrading fifth-gen fighter capabilities
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China upgrading fifth-gen fighter capabilities

Experts say U.S. fifth-generation fighter aircraft — the stealthy F-22 and F-35 — remain the best in the world. However, China is upgrading its J-20 “Mighty Dragon” to try to close the gap. The J-20A, developed by Chengdu Aerospace Corp., is the People’s Liberation Army Air Force’s heavy twin-engine, single seat, low observability, multi-role jet...

War games in California and Florida linked to test massive “Kill Web”
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War games in California and Florida linked to test massive “Kill Web”

Test pilot explains how the US Air Force linked two major developmental exercises that included cutting-edge long-range targeting and autonomous drones. U.S. Air Force’s latest large force test event has once again pushed the boundaries of modern aerial warfare, leveraging long-range “kill web” technology and integration of an autonomous drone. A test pilot at the...

Almaz-Antey unveils latest naval air-defence systems
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Almaz-Antey unveils latest naval air-defence systems

Russia’s state-owned Almaz-Antey Concern unveiled its latest range of shipborne air-defence systems at the International Maritime Defence Show 2021 (IMDS 2021), held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on 23–27 June. Resurs (Resource) is a new surface ship-borne naval air-defence system intended to engage both manned air platforms and unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), including extremely low-flying UASs,...

China’s drone program just keeps getting better
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China’s drone program just keeps getting better

China’s drone program hasn’t been nearly as conspicuous as America’s. But the country has successfully exported domestic drone models to developing countries over the past decade. By Michael Peck* Here’s What You Need To Remember: This explains why the U.S. Army, which has been lackadaisical about air defense for years, is now suddenly interested. For...

T-14 Armata to enter series production in 2022
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T-14 Armata to enter series production in 2022

Russia’s T-14 Armata main battle tank (MBT) is to enter series production in 2022, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told the TASS news agency on 5 July. Manturov added that he expected the MBT’s state trials to be completed in 2022. There are conflicting reports about the Armata programme. Manturov had previously told the...

US military could start new nanotech tests by 2023
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US military could start new nanotech tests by 2023

Progress in nanomaterial technologies could help militaries to counter directed-energy weapons, as the latest research finds new applications for defence. The US federal government has awarded UK-based SME Advanced Material Development (AMD) a contract to develop protective films to be applied to laser protective eyewear. The contract with the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD)...

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