Russia’s New Nuclear Weapon Is A Real Doomsday Device (And Aimed At America)

If you can’t beat them, destroy them.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key point: The next phase of mutually assured destruction.

On May 22, 2018, the Russian submarine Yuri Dolgoruky slipped beneath the waves of the Arctic White Sea.… Read the full article.

The Navy’s New Torpedo Will Send Russian and Chinese Subs Running

But can they outrun it?

by Kris Osborn | The National Interest

Key point: As more countries build submarines, anti-submarine warfare will become a bigger deal.

The U.S. Navy is now engineering a new, longer range and more lethal submarine-launched heavyweight Mk 48 that can better destroy enemy ships, subs and incoming weapons at longer ranges, service officials said.… Read the full article.

Will The Navy’s 6th Generation Fighter Jet Be The End Of the U.S. F-35 and F-22?

New technologies transform warfare.

by Kris Osborn | The National Interest

Key point: The Next-Generation Air Dominance program has moved to the prototype stage.

The Navy is currently analyzing air frames, targeting systems, AI-enabled sensors, new weapons and engine technologies to engineer a new 6th-Generation fighter to fly alongside the F-35 and ultimately replace the F/A-18.… Read the full article.

This New Submarine Could Be a Real Killer (And No, Its Not American)

Their first new submarine in a decade from France. 

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key point: Submarines are very useful for power projection and deterrence.

On July 12, 2019, French president Emmanuel Macron celebrated the imminent launch of France’s first new nuclear-powered submarine in over a decade—the Barracuda-class vessel Suffren.… Read the full article.

It’s Weird That We Don’t Know What ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Is About

The end of the Skywalker Saga is allegedly nigh, but it sure doesn’t feel like it

By Phil Owen | The Wrap

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Every time I hear, from Disney or Lucafilm or any other source, that “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” is the conclusion of the “Skywalker Saga” it throws me off a little bit.… Read the full article.