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South Korea’s Moon hails prototype fighter jet as ‘new era’ of defence independence
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South Korea’s Moon hails prototype fighter jet as ‘new era’ of defence independence

South Korea unveiled a prototype of its first domestically developed fighter jet on Friday and President Moon Jae-in hailed the KF-X as the future backbone of the air force and a step toward the U.S. ally’s greater military independence. The next-generation aircraft developed by Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI) is designed to be a cheaper,...

New 3D radar developed to support counter-UAS efforts
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New 3D radar developed to support counter-UAS efforts

Numerica Corp., a Colorado-based company, recently debuted a new 3D-radar solution for counter-drone efforts and other short-range air defense missions. Numerica’s Spyglass, a small form factor radar, was designed to detect and track small, autonomous unmanned aircraft, said Nate Knight, vice president of air-and-missile defense at the company. The platform is optimized for what the...

U.S. Air Force’s hypersonic ARRW missile fails first flight test
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U.S. Air Force’s hypersonic ARRW missile fails first flight test

The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that the highly anticipated test flight of its new hypersonic weapon failed, with the prototype missile unable to fire from a bomber aircraft. Calling the incident a “setback in demonstrating its progress in hypersonic weapons” development, the service said in a release that the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon, known as...

Report of Russian navigation gear on German submarines has lawmakers on alert
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Report of Russian navigation gear on German submarines has lawmakers on alert

A report that Russian-developed navigation technology is installed on German Navy submarines has prompted lawmakers to investigate. *By Sebastian Sprenger Their curiosity stems from a March 27 article in the tabloid Bild am Sonntag that said German submarines were using the Navi Sailor 4100 product as an electronic chart display and information system, or ECDIS....

China has a new way to find and kill U.S. Navy submarines
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China has a new way to find and kill U.S. Navy submarines

Caleb Larson* A new open-source investigation has revealed that China recently launched their third anti-submarine detection ship at a shipbuilding facility in Wuhan, augmenting Beijing’s ability to detect submarines. The ship is most likely a SWATH design, or Small Waterplane-Area Twin Hull. The twin-hull design is both very stable, even at high speeds or in rough seas,...

Airbus and Dassault reach tentative deal on FCAS fighter
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Airbus and Dassault reach tentative deal on FCAS fighter

Industrial partners including Airbus and Dassault Aviation have reached a tentative deal on the European FCAS fighter project after weeks of deadlock over workshare and other topics, a person close to the matter said on Friday. The agreement, first reported by La Tribune, paves the way for talks to resume at a political level among...

China developing hypersonic swarms to overwhelm missile defenses
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China developing hypersonic swarms to overwhelm missile defenses

Chinese researchers are working to network hypersonic weapons into a smart swarm for coordinated attacks. Such swarms would be far more dangerous than the individual missiles that comprise them, multiplying the power of the high-speed weapons. Hypersonic missiles, cruise missiles that travel inside the atmosphere at more than five times the speed of sound (over...

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