Aircraft carriers, anti-missile systems, combat aircraft: Seoul reveals its ambitions for the coming decade

Unlike the Europeans, South Korea has never neglected its defense investments, including during the period following the collapse of the Soviet bloc and which was characterized by a rapprochement between the West and China. It must be said that with a neighbor like North Korea accused of developing a military nuclear program as early as 1989, Seoul, also within range of North Korean artillery, has never really known a period of calm, to take advantage “Benefits of Peace” dear to European leaders in the 90s and 2000s. And in fact, South Korea today has an armed force of…

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DARPA's XSP suborbital plane project scrapped after Boeing withdrawal

On January 22, Boeing announced its decision to end its participation in the Experimental Spaceplane program (XSP or XS-1) led by DARPA, the American defense R&D agency. A withdrawal which purely and simply marks the end of this program, since Boeing was the prime contractor. If the announcement seems almost anecdotal in the midst of the setbacks that the American aircraft manufacturer is currently experiencing, it is however a new blow for the American space sector which is definitely struggling to give life to automated space shuttles, particularly in the military sector. It must be said that the XS-1 program, subsequently redesignated XSP, was not…

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Solar drones, airships, micro-satellites: These technologies to overcome the loss of satellites

The Italian aeronautics and defense group Leonardo has announced that it has invested in the American-Spanish company Skydweller Aero Inc, which specializes in the design of solar-powered drones, in order to design the first solar-powered drone capable of carrying a significant load over a period of time. , and almost unlimited distances. Among the many advantages of this technology, Leonardo highlights the role it could play in restoring services and infrastructures after a massive disaster, natural or not, and in particular in the event of the destruction of communication networks or the satellites, which today provide a large number of services essential to action...

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