Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Russia has been dominating the news headlines of late, and for all the wrong reasons. But did you know that they have been drastically increasing their military spending over the past decade? It’s true. While current and previous U.S. administrations have eschewed the Russian threat as being less dangerous than it is, we are seeing something seriously noteworthy take place in Vladimir Putin’s nation.
This is the KNOWN new generation of “super weapons,” Russia is beginning to turn heads all over the world. Here are some of the technological marvels we’re talking about.
Sukhoi PAK FA T-50
It looks straight out of Mad Max, but it’s not. This is the high-tech helmet worn by T-50 pilots.
The cockpit of the T-50 is full of next level technology, but this heads-up display acts as its own computer screen for the pilots and it’s simply attached to their helmets.
A quarter of the aircraft’s body weight is made of composite materials that help reduce its overall weight.
Sharp angles help minimize its radar detection, making it tough to be spotted from far away distances.
The Saturn izdeliye 117 engines provide vectored thrust for the plane. The engines originated as part of the original AL-41F program which was launched way back in 1982.
T-50 VS F-22 SHORT RANGE
The F-22 Raptor is the U.S.’s stealth fighter, but how would it fare against the T-50? Both aircraft can supercruise, but the Raptor can go faster at Mach 1.8 compared to the T-50’s Mach 1.6.
In terms of maneuverability, the T-50 takes the cake. The F-22 Raptor might be the most maneuverable of the American fighter jets, but it doesn’t quite meet the standard of the T-50.
We’d have to give the Russian jet a slight advantage in a dogfight, especially thanks to its advanced helmet-mounted targeting capabilities. However, a long range fight might be different.
T-50 VS F-22 LONG RANGE
A long range battle could provide a different outcome. The T-50’s three-dimensional thrust vector nozzles could give away its location to an F-22 pilot, allowing them to attack from miles away.
Additionally, the F-22 can carry six AIM-120 missiles compared to the T-50’s four missiles. Chances are that the F-22 could take it down from a far away distance.
MEET THE T-14
Russia’s newest super tank is greatly disturbing for western nations.
According to a UK Ministry of Defence report, “[the T-14] certainly deserves its billing as the most revolutionary tank in a generation.”
Its 2A82-1M cannon puts enemies to shame with the capability of firing between 10 and 12 rounds per minute.
This could potentially overpower the armor on existing NATO tanks.
ACTIVE PROTECTION SYSTEM (APS)
The APS enables the T-14 to swat away attacks that are at speeds exceeding Mach 5. This technology can also hinder the targeting systems associated with anti-tank guided missiles.
It’s time for western nations to play catch up.
This single seat fighter aircraft is slightly beyond a fourth generation but not quite considered a fifth generation fighter.
The child of the Su-27, the 35S is supposed to hold down the fort until the T-50 is ready to go.
There’s no scarier phrase than “intercontinental ballistic missile.” Indeed, ICBMs are not here to play around. They have a range of between 1,240 and 6,520 miles (twice the size of the United States).
Each one is 68.6 feet long and can carry up to 10 independently targetable, massive warheads.
CHECK THE SEAS
Russia is downright sneaky about their placement of nuclear warheads. Rumor has it that the next generation of missiles will be submarine launched.
At least three submarines from Russia’s Borei class are in active service. A pair are in Russia’s Pacific fleet, while another one sits in Russia’s Northern fleet.
By 2020, Russia plans on having eight subs in active service.
RUSSIA'S NEW HELICOPTER HAS THIS AUTOCANNON
It’s not just the ocean where Russia’s military is making strides. They are also adding new and improved helicopters to the mix.
This Shipunov 2A42 is the primary weapon on the Mi-28N helicopter. It can be fired automatically.
Added to the Russian army’s fleet in 2006, this mean looking chopper is expected to be improved in the coming years.
As early as 2017, Russia is expected to test a new fifth-generation edition of this flier.
BYE BYE TANKS
The Mi-28N is going to kiss tanks goodbye. It carries eight anti-tank guided missiles on either side, packing a punch equivalent to 16 pounds of TNT.
Perhaps the most intimidating of all Russia’s new super weapons, the Ka-52 Alligator doesn’t travel as fast as the Mi-28NM, but it might be the most intimidating in appearance.
A close family member of the older Ka-50 “Black Shark,” look for the Ka-52 to make waves in the near future.
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The Royal Navy's latest submarine can go round the world without surfacing and hit targets 750 miles away with cruise missiles
Pictured edging out of her dry dock at Barrow-in-Furness, today preparations began to get the Royal Navy's latest submarine water-ready ahead of its first trip in the sea.
She has been ten years in the making but now the 318ft long, 7,400 tonne nuclear-powered HMS Audacious took her first trip in water on Friday, April 28, during a floating out ceremony in Cumbria. She will then start her testing program, before leaving Barrow for sea trials next year.
Part of a £1billion project, Audacious is the fourth out of seven astute class submarines commissioned by the Government to set a new standard in weapons.
When armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, she will be capable of striking targets up to 750 miles from the coast with pinpoint accuracy.
Easy does it! The hugely-proportioned HMS Audacious was taken out of its indoor ship building complex at BAE Systems today
Powerful: The 318ft long, 7,400 tonne nuclear-powered HMS Audacious has cost taxpayers more than £1billion but along with her sisters, sets a new standard in weapons load and stealth
Audacious in numbers: The giant ship is capable of striking targets with pinpoint accuracy from 750 miles away - the equivalent of aiming for a target in Spain from Plymouth, Devon
The Tomahawk cruise missiles she carries are claimed to have an accuracy of just a few metres over a range of within 1,240km, giving Artful the ability to support ground forces anywhere in the world.
More than 39,000 acoustic tiles mask the vessel's sonar signature, meaning she slips through the seas with less noise than a baby dolphin.
Yet her sonar is said to be so powerful it can detect ships leaving harbour in New York City from a listening point below the waters of the English Channel, 3,000 nautical miles away.
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Vatican leader Pope Francis has warned that a "large part of humanity" could potentially be wiped out in a nuclear conflict with North Korea, as rhetoric from dictator Kim Jong Un continues to escalate.
"It's piecemeal but the pieces are getting larger, and are concentrated in places which were already hot," Francis told reporters when he was returning to Italy from Egypt on Saturday, CNN reported.
"Today a wider war would destroy, I won't say half of humanity, but a large part of humanity and culture. It would be terrible. I don't think humanity today could bear it."
The Roman Catholic Church leader further urged the United Nations and third-party intermediaries to find a "solution through diplomatic means" and avoid war with North Korea, which has been carrying out several missile tests over the past few months in President Trump's administration, just as it did during Obama's and George W. Bush's administrations.
"I think the United Nations has the duty to resume its leadership, because it has been watered down a bit," Francis said.
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