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US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) can counter asymmetric threats however lacks power projection capabilities for A2/AD environment


The US Navy’s $35+ billion “Littoral Combat Ship” program is intended to create a new generation of affordable surface combatants that could operate in dangerous shallow and near-shore environments, while remaining affordable and capable throughout their lifetimes. The littoral combat ship is a modular, reconfigurable ship, with three mission packages …

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Cruise missiles are becoming capable of supersonic to hypersonic speeds, perform evasive maneuvers and hit moving targets with extreme precision


The technical definition of a cruise missile is any weapon which automatically flies an essentially horizontal cruise flight profile for most of the duration of its flight between launch and its terminal trajectory to impact.  In the framework of technical cruise missile definition, weapons are further divided into tactical / …

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Future soldiers capabilities: Invisibility, Mind controlled Exoskeletons, Targeting lasers, Smart glasses, Wearable Biosensors, UAV equipped


The vision for the future soldier is to be combat effective and also highly mobile, adaptive, networked, sustainable with total battle space situation awareness and information assurance. Therefore, he is equipped with night- vision goggles, radios, smartphones, GPS, infrared sights, a laptop as well as batteries to power them. Some …

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The new fifth generation air-to-air missiles AAMs are being fielded with large ‘no-escape zone’ and with AESA Radar, EO/IR Imaging, Network centric data links


A Eurofighter Typhoon has successfully completed a simultaneous firing of two MBDA Meteor Beyond Visual Range air-to-air missiles as part of a major programme of work to integrate the weapon on to the aircraft. The trial was used to test successful engagement of targets and the simultaneous two-way data link …

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US navy developing Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV) and Extra Large UUV (XLUUV) for assured access in A2/AD environment


The US Navy needs to strengthen and enhance naval power-projection capabilities and integrated layered defense by improving manned and unmanned platforms, payloads and weapons. This enables U.S. and our partner nations’ forces to complete missions at extended ranges within hostile environments by avoiding, defeating and surviving attacks. Rear Adm. Robert …

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