Inside Space Force boot camp with recruits to US military's newest branch!
This an exclusive article from CNN. “The US Space Force has hit a critical milestone: dedicated basic training for its early recruits. As dawn breaks on Day 38 of basic training at Joint Base San Antonio, a bugle playing reveille blasts over the loudspeakers as a sergeant can be heard screaming, “Are you prepared to join the world’s greatest space force? Then hurry up! Let’s go, let’s go.” It looks — and sounds — like basic boot camp for soldiers, sailors,...
China launches its first supercarrier.
This post comes from AsiaTimes. “China launched its first supercarrier in a short and festive June 17 ceremony at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, marking a significant milestone in the growth of its naval power. The carrier was supposed to be launched on April 23 but delays in deliveries of critical components and workforce COVID-19 quarantines hindered progress. The new conventionally-powered carrier, named the Type-003 Fujian, is estimated to displace 85,000 to 100,000 tons, and carry...
US building it's most advanced nuclear ballistic sub!
This article comes from Asiatimes.com. “This month, the US laid down the keel of the USS District of Columbia nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), which marks the start of construction of the lead boat of the class. The new class is touted as the largest, most capable, and most advanced sub made by the US. The 12 planned Columbia-class SSBNs will replace the 14 long-serving Ohio-class boats which were built from 1976 to 1997 as the US Navy’s undersea deterrent. The new class is planned...
New U.S. Navy SEAL mini-sub built for South China Sea action!
This article comes from Asiatimes.com. “Last month, the US Navy SEALs unveiled their new MK11 SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV), which is slated to replace the MK8 SDV in service since the 1980s. Significantly, this capability upgrade may be part of a reorientation in the use of US Special Forces from counterterrorism and counterinsurgency to great power competition and could be deployed in any conflict in the South China Sea. SDVs are small, free-flooding submarines that can transport a small team...
The Air Force's secret 6th-generation 'fighter' is now officially in development!
This post comes from Interesting Engineering. “In defense news, it has been officially announced that the United States Air Force is developing its next-generation (sixth-generation) fighter. During a Heritage Foundation event, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said, “we have now started an [engineering, manufacturing, and development] program to do the development aircraft that we’ll take into production.”  “We think we’ll have the capability by the end of the decade,” he added. Click...
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