1. Grey Havoc

    Shenyang J-11 PLAN/PLAAF

    For the 1960s/1970s fighter project, see here. https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/planaf-j-11bh-fighter-seen-using-potentially-new-ecm-pod
  2. Grey Havoc

    Type 052DL (stretched variant of Type 052D destroyer)

    https://navalpost.com/china-type-052d-destroyer-suzhou-132/ From back in March, via the Wikipedia entry on the Type 052D family: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/more-stretched-type-052d-destroyers-join-the-pla-navy...
  3. Grey Havoc

    Momentus Inc.

    Russian-founded space start-up and Spac fined for misleading investors (ft.com, registration or subscription may be required) https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/13/22576176/space-momentus-charged-sec-misleading-investors-mikhail-kokorich...
  4. Grey Havoc

    Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS)

    https://www.autonews.com/article/20171009/OEM/171009800/general-motors-establishing-new-military-defense-division https://www.torque.com.sg/news/general-motors-introduces-silent-utility-rover-universal-superstructure/ https://www.gmdefensellc.com/site/us/en/gm-defense/home/autonomy.html...
  5. Grey Havoc

    Shturm and Soratnik series robot tanks (Russian Army)

    Via Feanor over at the Defencetalk forums: From back in January of 2020: https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/robotics/2020/01/11/russian-army-will-develop-of-storm-robot-tank-and-ally/ Uralvagonozavod developed the Shturm while Kalashnikov was responsible for the Soratnik.
  6. Grey Havoc


    I'm pretty sure we had a topic on this already, but it has gone MIA. https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-crown-princes-vision-for-neom-a-desert-city-state-tests-his-builders-11619870401 A story on it from 2019 (the project was first unveiled in 2017)...
  7. Grey Havoc

    Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared

    https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/space/2019/10/11/new-missile-warning-satellites-pass-design-test/ https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/space/2020/05/19/northrop-grumman-receives-24-billion-for-two-missile-defense-satellites/...
  8. Grey Havoc

    KMDB T-55-64

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF9XPuz1Spo http://btvt.info/7english/t-55-64.htm (STEEL AND FIRE: MODERN AND PERSPECTIVE TANKS [btvt.info])
  9. Grey Havoc

    SLJ900/32 'Iron Monster'

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCsRkHlECQQ
  10. Grey Havoc

    Adobe Flash Player finally bows out

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-55497353 https://games.slashdot.org/story/21/01/01/029259/its-game-over-for-farmville-as-flash-also-buys-the-farm https://tech.slashdot.org/story/20/12/31/0217256/adobe-now-shows-alerts-in-windows-10-to-uninstall-flash-player
  11. Grey Havoc

    How China Broke the World's Recycling

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXRtNwUju5g https://e360.yale.edu/features/piling-up-how-chinas-ban-on-importing-waste-has-stalled-global-recycling
  12. D

    Aevum Ravn X

    https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201203005732/en/Aevum-Rolls-Out-Ravn-X-The-World%E2%80%99s-First-Autonomous-Launch-Vehicle-and-the-Largest-Unmanned-Aircraft-System-UAS Soon a new tool for USSF
  13. Grey Havoc

    Exosonic low-boom SSBJ project

    There appears to be a 'merely' supersonic rival, from a company called Exosonic, though I suspect that it may be being funded as more of a back-up option. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/2/pentagon-takes-first-step-toward-building-superson/ (This thread originally began as part...
  14. Mr London 24/7

    ‘Mad Max’ (US/RUS) Road Wars in Syria

    Only noticed these recently, ‘Mad Max’ style road wars have broken out in the last few months between US and Russian forces in Syria. Pretty harmless so far, bumping these massive armoured vehicles against one another. I’m sure others here will also find them interesting and (with a proper...
  15. Grey Havoc


    https://thetakeout.com/sturddlefish-scientists-accidentally-create-new-specie-1844466716 https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4425/11/7/753/htm
  16. Apophenia

    Chinese VN50 Heavy IFV Project?

    Under the Chinese tank designations thread, I've mentioned the VN50 project: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/chinese-tank-designations.34040/#post-399542 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...
  17. VTOLicious

    US Army Future Tactical UAS (FTUAS)

    In the spring of 2019, the Army awarded a contract to four industry partners to provide non-developmental tactical systems, also known as "off the shelf" technology. The Army will provide the tactical UAS to units so Soldiers in U.S. Army Forces Command can evaluate the system under field...
  18. Grey Havoc

    Project Aura

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/coronavirus-us-ventilator-shortage.html 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.
  19. J

    German Mehrzweckeinsatzschiff (MZES) (multi mission ship)

    In 2009, Germany was a plan to build the fleet of 2025 (Flotte 2025 +), according to which envisages the construction of 2-UDC Joint Support Ship (JSS) and 2-multi-purpose ships, docks Mehrzweckeinsatzschiffs (MZES) — the last to play the role of amphibious transports, mother ships and supply...
  20. F

    Space 19 + ESA Council Meeting