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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse28 Oct 2017 9:31 p.m. PST

…Magnetic Propulsion System For Its Submarines.

"Engineers and scientists in China have started up the first Chinese ship with a magnetohydrodynamic propulsion system. The system, which uses magnetic fields propel a ship through the water, promises to make quieter military submarines that are harder to detect. However, the technology is not new and has failed to catch on in the mainstream.

The report in China's official military news site and mentioned by China Defense Blog, says that a ship with a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) propulsion system or "rim-driven pumpjet" drive was tested in southern China, on Hainan island. The ship, docked at the Chinese naval base at Sanya, was tested on October 18th and "then reached the designated speed."…"


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Lion in the Stars29 Oct 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

Oh, yes, make a magnetic signature big enough to read from orbit.

Ghostrunner05 Nov 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

Awesome idea… is it powered by love?

Otherwise you're going to need a reactor plant so huge that we can hear you a half an ocean away.

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