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Russia’s growing fifth generation stealthy conventional and nuclear submarine fleet posing threat to NATO maritime dominance


The Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk in northern Russia has floated out the second Project 885 Yasen-class nuclear submarine Kazan. “It’s probably the most capable nuclear powered submarine out there fielded by a potential adversary,” said Center for Naval Analyses Russian military affairs specialist Michael Kofman. “We are creating a group of …

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Sucess of ultra secure, underwater Quantum Communications for submarines and Underwater Unmanned Vehicles will pave the way for global secured quantum network


Recent years, Quantum Key Distribution (QKD)  based on photons has made great progress both in theoretical and experimental researches. The technology for QKD through optical fibers is already in use in various places and researchers have demonstrated quantum key distribution through free space over distances of up to 144 km. …

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Countries investing in developing new Amphibious Assault Vehicles or AAVs to boost amphibious and coastal defense capabilities in contested environments


Japan is boosting its amphibious and coastal defense capabilities, shifting security personnel to outer islands and converting ground forces into amphibious units capable of defending those islands from attack. Japan’s Ministry of Defense has contracted BAE Systems to supply it with 30 amphibious assault vehicles, or AAVs. The acquisition of …

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Researchers Creating Air and Water Drones that can carry search-and-rescue operations, inspect underwater structures and defuze underwater mines


In recent years, a number of groups have begun researching and building vehicles that can smoothly transition from water to air and back again.   Among these new platforms are the Naviator, a multicopter unmanned aircraft system (UAS) from Rutgers School of Engineering, a quadrotor called CRACUNS built by Johns …

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U.S. Navy is now prototyping a new, longer range and more lethal torpedo to kill adversaries ultraquiet submarines in littorals


Russia is seeking to further bolster its sub-surface capabilities, with new generations of conventional and nuclear propulsion submarines, which promise to be significantly more difficult to detect and track for western naval forces. This includes the Yasen, Lada, and Kalina classes of submarines. In recent times, Russia has also demonstrated …

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US Naval S&T Strategy for decisive warfighting advantage, in anti-access, area denial environment


China is developing ever-advancing anti-access, area denial capacity and capabilities, through deployment of long-range aircraft equipped with anti-ship cruise missiles, submarines, surface ships with long-range missiles, and land-based ballistic missiles, putting into risk, any carrier operating within 1,000 miles of the Chinese coast. It is also employing advanced integrated air …

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DARPA’s TUNA program develops fiber optical undersea communication Network for backup in contested environment


Navy operations require connectivity among a diverse set of platforms, including submarines, surface ships, aircraft, and shore sites. The links among these platforms support a wide range of applications, including command and control, battle management, the dissemination of common operational and tactical pictures, sensor-data dissemination, the tracking and engagement of …

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