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Is China’s Homemade Carrier Undergoing Major Repairs?

Latest photos from the Dalian Shipyard where China’s first indigenous aircraft carrier is berthed after its maiden sea trial suggest the 65,000-ton vessel could be undergoing a major refit.

The Chinese carrier made its first splash in April 2017, so the news that its entire hull was lifted out of the water for checks and repairs just a few days after its first voyage has fueled speculation that something has gone wrong.

The Army Is Building New Big 'Guns' To Crush Russia or China in a War

The rail gun uses an electromagnetic current to fire a kinetic energy warhead up to 100 miles at speeds greater than 5,000 miles an hour, a speed at least three times as fast as existing weapons. Firing from an Army Howitzer, the hypervelocity projectile can fire at high speeds toward enemy targets to include buildings, force concentrations, weapons systems, drones, aircraft,vehicle bunkers and even incoming enemy missiles and artillery rounds.

Air War: Russia's Deadly Su-57 vs. China's Stealth J-20 Fighter (Who Wins?)

Russia and China are both developing next-generation fifth-generation fighters as they struggle to challenge American dominance of the international system. However, the two great powers are taking somewhat differing approaches to developing these new next generation machines. Those differences are driven by a number of factors including threat perceptions and requirements as well as access to technology and financial resources.

Step Aboard Nazi Germany's Super Submarine (Which Was the Ultimate Paper Tiger)

To put it simply, it wasn’t a war-winning weapon. Worse for Germany, it didn’t really do anything … and arguably hastened the Third Reich’s defeat. For one, the submarines—only two were ever operational—suffered from several technical problems that forced engineers to work overtime to resolve. The hydraulic torpedo loading systems didn’t work at first. The engines and steering systems were defective. This made the submarines “decidedly less of a threat than originally foreseen,” Jones writes.

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