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Israelis Seek Lasers Vs. Hamas, Hezbollah Rocket Barrages

Posted by Arie Egozi on


Israel largely abandoned lasers 12 years ago, but “there is a growing number of experts that understand the mistake that was made,” a senior Israeli source told Breaking Defense. “(We’re) ready to restart development with the more advanced building blocks available today.”

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AI In Your Eye: Army Goggles Will ID Targets Automatically

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Army soldiers are testing goggles with an image-recognition system that can automatically spot threats like tanks and warn the rest of the squad — or transmit the target data to a distant missile battery so they can take it out.

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Army Building 1,000-Mile Supergun

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


While the Strategic Long-Range Cannon will hit targets at ranges comparable to bleeding-edge hypersonics missiles, Army officials emphasized the cannon is built on proven principles, just bigger.

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Army Insists 1,000-Mile Missiles Won’t Breach INF Treaty

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


There are loopholes in the 1987 accord that newer technologies like hypersonics might shoot through, independent arms control experts told me. But, they warned, you might end up nitpicking the treaty to death.

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Aiming The Army’s Thousand-Mile Missiles

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The Army wants new long-range missiles that can shoot a thousand miles. But first it has to figure out how to use them. That requires training a new cadre of Army targeteers to work more closely with the other services than ever before. Why? Because even if the Army can build the new superweapons,… Keep reading →

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Army Seeks 1,000-Mile Missiles Vs. Russia, China

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


One Army weapon would be a hypersonic missile, tearing through missile defenses at Mach 5-plus to kill critical hardened targets such as command bunkers. The other would use a gun barrel to launch cheaper, slower missiles at larger numbers of softer targets like radars and missile launchers.

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Killer Angel On Your Shoulder: Army’s Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Manned air and ground forces would work together and protect each other along the front line, while relatively expendable drones and missiles go deep into enemy airspace.

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Trump’s Vision & NATO’s Future: Streamline The Alliance For Modern War

Posted by Doug Macgregor on


It would be wrong for Europeans to conclude that President Trump wants to withdraw all US forces from Europe. The President simply wants the US military to be NATO’s security guarantor of last resort, not NATO’s “first responder.”

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The Next Pacific War: Lessons From Wake Island For The PLA

Posted by Ben Ho Wan Beng on


China’s increasingly aggressive rise puts the Pacific theater in play in a way it hasn’t been since 1945. In this essay, Singaporean scholar Ben Ho Wan Beng and retired US Marine Gary Lehmann look at what a critical but overlooked World War II battle has to tell us about the potential strengths — and weaknesses — of the Marine Corps’s new concept for waging the next Pacific war. — the editors

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Army Says It Needs $2B More Per Year For Big Six: Over Half For Air & Missile Defense

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Looking to spend billions more on its top modernization programs, the Army is changing things up by spending those dollars in places that might come as a bit of a surprise.

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