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Rear Adm. Ron Boxall: Navy’s Large Surface Combatant to Have Space for Lasers, Railguns

Navy Rear Adm. Ron Boxall, surface warfare director OPNAV N96, has said the service’s first Future Surface Combatant ship would have the space, weight, power and cooling capacity to integrate laser guns, radars, an electromagnetic railgun and other weapon systems, USNI News reported Wednesday.

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Gen. Mark Milley: Long-Range Weapons Tech a Key Army R&D Area

Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff at the U.S. Army, said at a recent House defense appropriations subcommittee hearing the service branch plans to invest in the research and development of long-range weapons technology, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. “A subset of that is the hypersonics piece,” Milley told lawmakers. …

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Mitre Study Suggests Navy Needs 414 Ship-Fleet

A new Mitre study says the U.S. Navy needs a fleet size of 414 combat ships that would include 160 destroyers and cruisers, 72 attack submarines and 14 aircraft carriers, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes Mitre’s 15-year shipbuilding plan for the Navy would cancel the Littoral …

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Navy Starts Hypervelocity Projectile Developmental Tests

The U.S. Navy has begun to fire electromagnetic railgun hypervelocity projectiles from an Army howitzer through a series of developmental tests in an effort to expedite the deployment of the rounds to battlefields, Scout Warrior reported Monday. Kris Osborn writes the hypervelocity projectile, which costs $25,000 per round, is designed as a …

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Adm. Jonathan Greenert: Navy Committed to R&D of Maritime Weaponry

Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert said Wednesday scientific and technical discoveries can help the military branch to shape its course and empower warriors for the future, DoD News reported. Claudette Roulo writes Greenert, chief of naval operations, told the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo the service’s research and development programs …

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