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Forget the S-500 or Su-57 PAK-FA. Russia's Military Has Big Plans for the Future.

Russia has started planning for the development of a series of next-generation weapons to follow-on to systems such as the Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA and the S-500 surface-to-air missile (SAM) battery. These new systems—which the Russian government has not named—will be developed under future advanced State Armament Program.



“An important and key issue on our agenda is to define the beginning of the creation of yet another advanced state armament program,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting of the Kremlin’s Military Industrial Commission . Putin said that Russia has to start planning for its future defense needs now as it completes developmental programs that were funded under the current State Armament Plan (GPV-2027). “It is important for us to move further and start planning today the future development and production of advanced weapons and equipment that will define the image of the Russian Armed Forces in the long-term, for the next few decades,” Putin said. Putin …

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It’s Raytheon Vs. Dynetics/Lockheed For Army’s 100 kW Laser

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Army’s 100 kW laser truck to kill drones and incoming rockets, artillery, & mortars, the HEL-TVD.Photo by: Dynetics/Lockheed concept SPACE & MISSILE DFENSE SYMPOSIUM, HUNTSVILLE, ALA.: The US Army has narrowed down to two teams — with very different approaches — who will build a 100 kilowatt laser to shoot down dronesrockets, artillery shells, and mortar rounds. Lockheedis as close to an incumbent as you can get in the rapidly evolving world of high-energy fiber lasers.Raytheon, by contrast, only recently made a big play for laser weapons, investing in a new laser lab in McKinney, Texas, but they can draw on their experience with lower-powered but exquisitely-tunedlaser sensors,as well as sophisticated targeting optics. In this High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator (HEL-TVD) contest in particular, much of the challenge for Lockheed Martin lies in making their laser weapons smaller while increasing their power. They’re going from the semi-trailer-mounted, 30kW ATHEN…
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Synthetic Biology: The Promise and Peril of a New Dual-Use Technology

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Imagine being able to use biological organisms as tiny machines to produce rare and complex chemicals faster and more efficiently with less waste, using a deliberate engineering process that enables molecular biology to make new and reliable commercial products. This is synthetic biology, which seeks to take the science of genetic engineering and apply it to industrial manufacturing in the fields of medicine, chemical manufacturing, fuel and power systems, and agriculture. Synthetic biology is a relatively recent technology whose future applications are being increasingly discussed within industry and academic circles. Like other technologies, it has potential dual-use (commercial and military) applications. As much as scientists and engineers are looking forward to creating new commercial processes and products with this capability, some experts are warning that synthetic biology could also lead to new military capabilities — specifically, new biological warfare agents and diseases …
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Britain’s New Spy Planes Are Practically Spacecraft

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Zephyr is a technical marvel, but can it do the job? On Aug. 17, the British ministry of defense confirmed it would purchase a third Airbus Defense & Space Zephyr S high-altitude pseudo-satellite in addition to two previously confirmed in February. High-altitude pseudo-satellites — HAPS, for short — are super-lightweight unmanned aircraft that can linger around the stratosphere for weeks on end and act as localized satellites. Perhaps Britain’s purchase should come as no surprise — Zephyr is British-born and -bred. Until March 2013, the project belonged to Qinetiq, the private-sector offshoot of the British Defense Evaluation and Research Agency. But it wasn’t always a defense project. Beginning with the 15-pound proof-of-concept Zephyr 2, the aircraft was designed not only for free flight, but also to feathered tethered to something else. At first this was the Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol in England’s southwest, but Qinetiq planned to attach its successor — Zephyr 3 — to…
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Allies, Alliances, and the Fourth Strategic Offset

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Weakening America’s global alliance structure is the most damaging thing a president can do for U.S. national security. The alliance structure, built on NATO and other formal treaty agreements as well as key partnerships, is a unique American asset offsetting the growing economic and strategic power of China, as well as Russia’s military and geographic advantages. Moreover, if America continues making the wrong moves with its allies, and its adversaries make the right moves, our allies could eventually become their allies, or at least be unwilling to stand with us when we need them. The American tradition of isolationism is as old as the country itself. Presidents Washington and Jefferson both inveighed against permanent or entangling alliances. They were wise men, and that was the right policy for the time, but that was then. This is now, and what was wise at the end of the 18th century is folly in the 21st century. Why did our founding fathers eschew entangling alliances? We hear m…
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Vessels at Balt Military Expo 2018: Poland's ORP Piorun, Lithuania's Dzūkas & Latvia Cēsis

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Overview of the vessels on display during Balt Military Expo 2018 in Gdansk, Poland: - Orkan-class fast attack craft missile Piorun (422) of the Polish Navy - Flyvefisken-class patrol vessel Dzūkas (P12) of the Lithuanian Naval Force - Skrunda-class patrol boat Cēsis (P-06) of the Latvian Navy 


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Visiting Lacroix Defense Facility in Mazères - French self-protection pyrotechnic expert

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Army Recognition Group had the unique opportunity to visit the Lacroix Defense site in Mazères, South Western France. Lacroix specializes in self-protection pyrotechnic systems and training devices for airborne, land and naval applications. The Lacroix site (240 hectares facility) features: - 28 workshops (pyrotechnic, assembly, mechanical machining and testing equipment) - 1 tunnel and 1 High Speed track to carry out measurements - 29 depots and warehouses - 300 tons storage capacity of pyrotechnic compounds - 1 firing range - Rolling Test Bench for vehicule Survivability, equipped with laser threat alert sensors (LAD), treating dominant threat on land based field and environmental sensor (wind, speed, GP...) 

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Is Russia’s military better than America’s?

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The US will devote $700 billion to its budget for 2018, dwarfing Russia’s $66 billion effort, a trend that has been consistent for more than 25 years. Yet Russia’s military has been relatively successful in recent conflicts, while the US armed forces have not. American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq became multi-year quagmires, in comparison to Russia’s rapid victories against Georgia and Ukraine.  Russia’s military is certainly weaker than that of the US, but ill-fated decisions across multiple administrations have steadily undermined American power. The short-lived US intervention in the Libyan civil war was also another mistake, whereas Russia’s long-term intervention in the Syrian civil war is expected to eventually pay for itself. Russia’s military is certainly weaker than that of the US, but ill-fated decisions across multiple administrations have steadily undermined American power. The war in Afghanistan, soon to enter its 18th year, is the longest-running conflict in American h…
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HAVA SOJ hayata geçiyor | C4Defence

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Düşman haberleşme sistemleri ve radarlarının tespit ve teşhis edilmesi ve bu sistemlerin özellikle sınır ötesi harekâtta dost unsurlara karşı kullanılamamasını sağlamak üzere karıştırılması ve aldatılması amacıyla üretilecek Hava SOJ Elektronik Harp Projesi hayata geçiyor.

Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı’nın ihtiyacı için dört adet üretilecek sistemi ASELSAN üretecek. Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı ile ASELSAN arasında “Hava Platformunda Uzaktan Elektronik Destek/Elektronik Taarruz Sistemi (HAVA SOJ) Projesi İmza Töreni” yarın gerçekleşecek. Hava SOJ’da teslimatlar 2023-2025 yılları arasında gerçekleştirilecek.

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