Under the Chinese tank designations thread, I've mentioned the VN50 project:
The thing is, I don't even known for sure that this was a real project. For the record, the VN50 was reputed to be a heavy IFV...
On a side note, there are growing calls for FEMA to be restored as an independent Cabinet-level agency and for the Strategic National Stockpile to be permanently placed under it in the future.
It's supposed to operate alongside the Panhard CRAB and the Griffon...
I thought we already had a thread on Rolls-Royce's drone ship program, but either I misremembered, or else our search engine has gone feral again.
Anyway, here's a quick update on the program via gCaptain...
Speculation from The Seattle Times concerning further aerospace consolidation caused by the LRS-B contract. Lockheed Martin attempted a merger with Northrop Grumman, but was forced to abandon its plans in 1998 because of United States Justice Department, together with the Department of Defense...
Army Still Wants Mobile Protected Firepower From An Air-Droppable Tank
Army officials gathered at Ft. Benning, GA, last week to discuss the future of the service's maneuver forces and consistently brought up a lingering capability gap for mobile protected firepower they say must be...
Artist's concept of Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS)-derived Solid Support Ship (SSS).
CTV-01 test just occurred on 27 January 2013.
No target involved.
The EKV separated from the booster, and carried out a series of preprogrammed manouvers to validate that the problem which caused the last test in December 2010 to fail had been correctly identified and fixed.
The test was...
Via HP&CA, a new MOD concept for the Royal Navy:
Joint Concept Note 1/12
This concept is probably DOA. Someone should have told the MOD that Transformation and the like is dead and buried. 'Systems not platforms' is what brought about such disasters as the LCS.
EADS has a design for a Zero Emission Hypersonic Transportation (Zehst) rocketplane.
Of course there's an animation too:
I really don't get what EADS think they'll achieve publicising such designs that no one (not even the EU) will ever fund ...
I've been reading up on the DDG-1000 for a project I'm doing for Shipbucket and throughout everything, I keep getting a quote that says the Zumwalt-Class can't operate the SM series missiles. Can someone please explain to me how that's possible? The primary anti-defense missiles of the USN can't...