5 Secret Military Weapons That Will Be Released Soon
when it comes to future
militarytechnology researchers and developers of
militaryequipment strive to create advanced devices that
willdeliver the cutting edge on the battlefield there are many different top-
weaponsvehicles and aircraft that are currently being developed sometimes we get a glimpse of these
weaponsof war but most of the time it's impossible to see what's been on the drawing board until the concept is ready for testing join us now as we take a look at some of the top-
militaryprototypes that could be created
soonthe Bell 360 Invictus built a complement and replace the ah-64d Apache attack helicopter the Bell 360 Invictus combines impressive agility and lethality with a modular open systems approach the future attack reconnaissance aircraft
willprovide security and battlefield situational awareness until the fight is finished when the United States Army laid out the requirements for this helicopter designers knew they had to use all of the cutting-edge technology available to them one of those requirements is an aircraft that can cruise at speeds in excess of 205 miles per hour this helicopter was built with the ability to - when it needs to and has a low drag tandem cockpit which helps it to be a much smaller target to acquire it features an articulated rotor head design that delivers greater speeds and the high speed rotor blade design mitigates retreating blade stall it also has lift sharing wings which reduced the rotor...
lift demand in forward flight giving it high speed maneuverability its lethality is improved utilizing internal and external
weaponsincluding a 20 millimeter cannon and integrated munitions launcher a fully digital fly-by-wire flight control system is built with the latest technology and offers advanced performance and autonomous flight a first design Invictus was recently unveiled in October 2019 and is being slated for test flights in 2022 Northrop Grumman b21 radar many of you have probably already seen the Northrop Grumman b-2 spirit stealth bomber an American heavy strategic bomber that features low observable stealth technology making it possible to penetrate dense anti-aircraft defense while it might seem like a new aircraft with its highly futuristic stealth design this aircraft was in production from 1987 to 2000 and was introduced on January 1st 1997 and there are currently 20 of these flying wings in operation eventually these aircraft
willneed to be replaced so enter the northrop grumman b21 raider renderings of this aircraft show that it's very close and designed to the b2 but the b21 belongs to the long-range strike bomber program and
willbe a very long range stealth strategic bomber for the United States Air Force capable of delivering conventional and thermonuclear
weaponsthe biggest surprise is that the US Air Force had initial plans of putting 82 a hundred of these aircraft in the skies but there could be as many as a hundred and seventy-five to two...
hundred in service eventually and initial operating capability by the year 2030 details of this aircraft are very top-
secretthe only things that are known about the aircraft are that the companies that were chosen to design and build it including Pratt & Whitney meaning that it
willlikely have the F 135 afterburning turbofan engine and that it
willbe designed from the start with an open systems architecture even the cost of the aircraft has not been
releasedbecause it would reveal too much information about this classified project and alert potential adversaries but there are other
secrets to this program as well and it was determined that the US Air Force is planning to acquire a new long-range fighter known as the penetrating counter air this new aircraft would accompany the b21 Raider deep into enemy territory there are very little details known about this fighter but chances are good that it could be something like the Lockheed f-117 nighthawk which was retired on April 22nd 2008 only time
willtell when we
willsee the two new aircraft in the skies and they could be unlike anything we've ever seen ilyushin il-18 vta not to be confused with the canceled Aleutian il 106 of the 90s even though this is a new aircraft and it is heavily based on that design the ilyushin il-18 spec vta is a super-heavy transport plane design that doesn't sound so cool or futuristic until you understand that its primary goal is to be able to fly at supersonic speed or speeds that...
exceed Mach 1 while carrying 200 tons of cargo and partially uses renewable electric energy this aircraft is currently deep in development and
willbe updated with new avionics engines and other critical systems that they are keeping
secretthere really isn't much more information available other than the pack VTA appears aimed at freeing the Russian forces heavy airlift missions from dependence upon the Ukrainian built an-124 this aircraft is absolutely huge and could possibly do the job however because of current relations Russia wants nothing to do with Ukraine there are many images of the ilyushin il-18 VTA floating around online and could give us an idea of what this aircraft could end up looking like although some of those photos look really cool it could be likely that the new pack VTA
willlook something similar to the ilyushin il-86 it would seem that speed and range are important things when it comes to fighter jets and the US Navy is trying to figure out how to best replace the Super Hornet and growler aircraft which is derived from the f-18 Super Hornet for those who aren't familiar with this aircraft the fa-18 EF Super Hornet is a twin-engine carrier capable multi-role fighter based on the original McDonnell Douglas f-18 Hornet the f-18 II is a single seed and the f-18 F is a tandem seat very they are equipped with an internal 20 millimeter m61 rotary cannon and can carry air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface munitions the super hornet flew first in 1995...
and replaced the grumman f-14 tomcat but technology is changing and the United States Navy needs an aircraft that can operate in a post 2030 threat environment at the same time the Navy remains skeptical of the f-35 C which is currently the only aircraft that might meet most of its requirements during that era it's worthwhile to point out that whatever the F a xx might be it
willcertainly have 6th generation fighter jet capabilities future security systems
willbe dominated by advanced surface-to-air missiles like the s-300 and S 400 and the US Navy
willonly have a handful of stealthy Lockheed Martin f-35 sea lightning - Joint Strike Fighters on the carrier flight deck in the 2030s so what would the F a xx look like there really is no telling since it's currently just a dream on a piece of paper but boeing has been contracted to modernize the US Navy's f-18 fleet with the Super Hornet block 3 the block 3 has five new systems including conformal fuel tanks which reduce drag and increase the fighters range while at the same time removing the wing tanks and pylons giving the fighter better performance and advanced computer systems perhaps the new F a xx
willsimply be a super super hornet the GX VT program the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA has introduced what is calling the ground X vehicle technologies which aims to improve mobility survivability safety and the effectiveness of future combat vehicles without having to pack on a lot of armor in...
this program several phase 2 contract awardees recently demonstrated advances in a variety of groundbreaking technologies one of those technologies was buttoning up the cockpit and using augmented virtual reality to pilot the vehicle augmenting natural experience fuses data from multiple vehicle-mounted video cameras to create a real-time 3d model of the vehicle and its nearby surroundings in a final phase of a demonstration drivers and commanders in a windowless recreational vehicle successfully switched among multiple virtual perspectives to accurately maneuver the vehicle and detect targets of interest during both low and high speed travel this augmentation also provides real-time situational awareness using onboard path planning and gives the driver the safest and fastest route on the way to their objective vehicles outfitted with this system could even drive themselves the other goal of the program is having future combat vehicles that could Traverse up to 95% of off-road terrain using revolutionary wheel to track and suspension technologies enabling faster travel both on and off road these technologies also include reconfigurable wheel tracks electric in hub motors inside the wheels and multimode extreme travel suspension DARPA says that it's excited with the program's results so far and it
willbe interesting to see what vehicles they come up with Boeing MQ 25 stingray the Boeing MQ 25 stingray is an aerial refueling drone but the interesting thing about this...
aircraft is that it's supposed to be an aircraft carrier based UAV utilizing a stealthy strike platform now the MQ 25 is a robotic fuelling option for man to jet fighters flying from US Navy aircraft carriers such as the previously mentioned Boeing built f-18 Super Hornet and Lockheed Martin f-35 sea lightning to imagine being a pilot and having a robotic drone fuel your jet fighter this drone is capable of delivering up to 15,000 pounds of fuel to aircraft flying over 500 nautical miles away from their carriers this would give jet fighters another three to four hundred miles of flight range beyond their fuel delivery capabilities MQ 25s are rumored to have a secondary intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance role and also carry radar from maritime operations in support of the main fleet the first drone called the t1 took its first flight in September of 2019 and it
willbe the model aircraft to the 805 million dollar project however the US Navy expects to acquire as many as 72 aircraft at an estimated cost of 13 billion dollars with the induction of the Stingray into its ranks the United States Navy plans to retain its deep inventory of fa-18 super hornets and the newly arriving f-35 Lightning tubes for strike roles and no longer rely on manned aerial tankers we hope you enjoyed the video we want to know which one of these future technologies interested you the most please tell us in the comments below and if you liked the video please subscribe and turn on...
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