China just tested the world’s most powerful naval gun, and US intelligence says it will be ready for warfare by 2025

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Chinese sailors form an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 6, 2012. (Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images)

 

  • China tested the world’s most powerful naval gun earlier this month and it’s expected to enter China’s arsenal by 2025, according to sources with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report.
  • The warship-mounted electromagnetic railgun was first seen in 2011 and underwent testing in 2014.
  • The Chinese are expected to complete at-sea testing by 2023.

WASHINGTON — China tested the world’s most powerful naval gun earlier this month, and it is expected to be ready for warfare by 2025, according to people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report. Continue reading

China in world-first deployment of experimental electromagnetic rail ‘supergun’ aboard a warship

 

CHINA has just changed the game. It has released photos of a new “supergun” capable of making many of the West’s defences obsolete.

WANT to win a war? Build a better gun. Now China appears to have taken a huge stride ahead of the United States with the first experimental deployment of a new ‘supergun’ aboard a warship.

The first images began circulating on the internet last week.

They showed a Chinese amphibious assault ship — usually used to deploy troops and tanks on a beach — fitted with an enormous cannon on its bows.

Overnight, Beijing’s official mouthpiece The People’s Daily Online published an article reporting speculation the unusually large single-barrelled weapon was an electromagnetic rail gun.

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Robots poised to take over wide range of military jobs

Henrik Christensen, director of UC San Diego’s Contextual Robotics Institute. (K.C. Alfred / Union-Tribune)

 

The wave of automation that swept away tens of thousands of American manufacturing and office jobs during the past two decades is now washing over the armed forces, putting both rear-echelon and front-line positions in jeopardy.

“Just as in the civilian economy, automation will likely have a big impact on military organizations in logistics and manufacturing,” said Michael Horowitz, a University of Pennsylvania professor and one of the globe’s foremost experts on weaponized robots.

“The U.S. military is very likely to pursue forms of automation that reduce ‘back-office’ costs over time, as well as remove soldiers from non-combat deployments where they might face risk from adversaries on fluid battlefields, such as in transportation.” Continue reading

U.S. Will Launch World’s Largest Underwater Battle Robot In 2018

The Sea Hunter will carry out three-month missions without any humans on board

The United States just got one step closer to ushering in the era of robotic naval warfare.

A 132-foot autonomous submarine known as the Sea Hunter successfully completed its first performance test this week off the coast of San Diego, keeping it on course to enter the Navy fleet by 2018. According to a statement from Leidos—the company developing the Sea Hunter—the vessel “surpassed all performance objectives for speed, maneuverability, stability, seakeeping, acceleration/deceleration, and fuel consumption.” Continue reading

World’s Largest Anti-Submarine Robot Ship Ready for Sea-Trials in April

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The U.S. Navy’s largest unmanned surface vehicle designed to track Chinese and Russian subs will be christened in April.

The Pentagon’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency responsible for developing and testing cutting-edge military technologies, will test-launch the prototype of its 140-ton Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV), named Sea Hunter, in April this year, the deputy director of DARPA, Steve Walker, said, according to National Defense Magazine.

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US Navy Launches Video Game for Training Sailors

What military would you take seriously that trains with video games? ‘Simulators’ are another story.

 

The US Navy has unveiled a multiplayer video game, called Strike Group Defender, aimed to train seamen to defend ships from missile raids.

NEW YORK, January 29 (Sputnik) – The US Navy has unveiled a video game for training seamen how to defend ships from missile raids by simulating airstrikes and teaching players how to react, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) revealed in a statement Thursday. Continue reading

Watch The US Navy’s New Laser Weapon Take Out Two Ships [VIDEO]

 

The U.S. Navy announced Wednesday that a new laser weapon deployed into Persian Gulf earlier this year performed seamlessly during testing that wrapped up in November, and declared the weapon a success.

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