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Stealthy warship USS Zumwalt to test its weapons

Stealthy warship USS Zumwalt to test its weapons

USA is preparing a new stealthy warship DDG 1000 (USS Zumwalt). Soon, it will undergo so called ship activation process that includes testing of its weapons assembly of various systems. The ship is less visible to enemy radars thanks to its shape.
9/6/2016, Advanced weapons, Milan Šurkala
F-35A Lightning II fighter jet is ready for combat

F-35A Lightning II fighter jet is ready for combat

US has a new fighter jet coming. It is F-35A Lightning II and it was officially declared as being ready for combat. Nevertheless, it is still going to be developed and will receive many software updates that should improve its capabilities.
8/3/2016, Advanced weapons, Milan Šurkala
Missiles are going to be 3D-printed

Missiles are going to be 3D-printed

Modern warfare will bring some interesting stuff. Raytheon company is already trying to use 3D-printing technology to create parts of missiles. That allows them to manufacture the missiles much faster.
7/15/2016, 3D print, Milan Šurkala
Electromagnetic railguns being developed for US Navy

Electromagnetic railguns being developed for US Navy

Electromagnetic railguns are under development for some time and US Navy considers to use them in the future. Such weapons are extremely expensive but their shots are relatively cheap. The missiles may achieve speeds up to Mach 7.5.
6/28/2016, Advanced weapons, Milan Šurkala
US Army plans helicopters with laser weapons

US Army plans helicopters with laser weapons

Laser weapons will not be only on jet fighters because Special Operation Commands plans to test these weapons on helicopters too. We can expect laser weapons on famous Apache helicopters in the near future.
6/2/2016, Advanced weapons, Milan Šurkala
US Navy will release Blackwing drones from underwater

US Navy will release Blackwing drones from underwater

US Navy's submarines will have a new equipment in the near future. The new Blackwing spy drones will be used in these submarines and they can be released from underwater. They are collapsed into very small 3-inch launch tube.
5/25/2016, Advanced weapons, Milan Šurkala
Star Wars coming to reality, Air Force plans laser weapons

Star Wars coming to reality, Air Force plans laser weapons

The U.S. Air Force plans to use laser weapons in the near future. They want to use laser weapons in both air and ground attacks if they are able to solve today's problems of the technology such as dimensions and small power.
5/16/2016, Advanced weapons, Milan Šurkala