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How the U.S. Navy Plans on Defending Itself Against China’s Dong Feng 21D Carrier-Killer Missile

China has developed a missile that would turn an aircraft carrier into a two-billion-dollar hulk of twisted metal, flame, and dead sailors. Publicly, the U.S. Navy downplays its importance. Privately, the sailors are working out several different options to kill … Continue reading

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The first “cruise” flight of the U.S. Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration aircraft

The first “cruise” flight (first official flight test was in February 2011) of the U.S. Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration aircraft. During this flight, conducted Sept. 30, 2011 flight, the aircraft’s landing gear was raised and lowered for … Continue reading

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