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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2022 8:10 p.m. PST

"The Navy wants its next warship to fire hypersonic missiles and lasers that would be ten times more powerful than the service's existing laser weapons, according to the most detailed outlook to date of the DDG(X) next generation warship issued by the service.

The warship, the largest the Navy's attempted in more than 20 years, is designed to provide the service with the power to drive a new generation of directed energy weapons and high-power sensors that will follow the Navy's current fleet of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers. The warship is estimated to start construction in 2028, the Navy told USNI News last year…"


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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 3:20 p.m. PST

Like all our modern ships it looks pitifully under-armed and, yes,I know much weaponry is now under the deck. They just need more guns! Remember the early F-4s in the Vietnam air war?

JMcCarroll14 Jan 2022 6:53 p.m. PST

I thought they were going to use railguns?

Guroburov14 Jan 2022 6:56 p.m. PST

The railgun is apparently a dead end due to cost of the project being diverted to the newest buzzword: hypersonic missiles.

Stryderg14 Jan 2022 9:06 p.m. PST

I hear that the next generation of military vehicles of all types will be armed wit buzzwords, paradigms and synergy.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2022 2:13 p.m. PST



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