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Russian RS-28 Sarmat Satan 2 ‘Super-Nuke’ and ‘object 4202’ Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV): Russia Getting Ready for for World War III (WWIII)?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Unknown October 28, 2016 Last updated on 10/28/16. As if Russian hyper-range anti-materiel/sniper rifles aren’t enough to worry about, the Russians are also simultaneously developing a “super-nuke” nuclear ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) called the RS-28 Sarmat Satan 2 AND a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) called “object 4202“. Satan 2 ... Read More »

Russian Yu-71 Hypersonic Attack Aircraft (HAA)/’Nuke Glider’ and Yu-74 Ultra-Maneuverable Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) Nuclear Attack Threats: Can We Defend Against Them?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image Credit: Sputnik News June 18, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) has been following both U.S. and Chinese hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) technology for awhile now, so the new Russian Yu-71 Hypersonic Attack Aircraft (HAA)/”nuclear glider” (or, “nuke glider”) and Yu-74 ultra-maneuverable HGV don’t exactly come as a surprise to us. They’re expected, particularly ... Read More »

Chinese YJ-18 (YingJi-18) Low-Flying Subsonic-to-Supersonic Anti-Ship Cruise Missile (ASCM): Aircraft Carrier Killer Going Operational

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: qianzhan.com and wantchinatimes.com October, 30, 2015 As if the Chinese DF-21D ASBM (Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile), WU-14 HGV (Hypersonic Glide Vehicle) and developmental supercavitating, supersonic submarine weren’t already enough to contend with in the future, the U.S. Navy will now have to contend with the Chinese YJ-18 (YingJi-18) missile, a submarine ... Read More »

Thales Defense TDA Armaments Induction Laser Guided Rocket/Sub-Metric Precision Rocket (ILGR/SMPR) Wireless 2.75″/70mm Precision-Guided Rocket with ACULEUS LG Warhead for Special Operations Forces (SOF) Precision Strike and Kill Missions

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 7, 2015 Last updated on 7/19/15. Thales Defense subsidiary TDA Armaments SAS appears to have designed and developed one hell of a 2.75″ (2.75-inch)/70mm wireless laser-guded rocket called the Induction Laser Guided Rocket (ILGR), also known as the Sub-Metric Precision Rocket (SMPR), or Roquette à Précision Métrique (RPM) in French. DefenseReview ... Read More »

MBDA Semi-Active Laser-Guided Zuni Rocket with 4-Shot LAU-10 Rocket Pod (Launch Pod): Precision-Guided Rockets Get a Big Boost (Photos!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). August 13, 2010 Anyone who’s been reading DefenseReview (DR) for any length of time knows that ... Read More »

Northrop Grumman/ATK VENOM Targeting Pod Armed with 6-Round GATR-L Tactical Precision-Guided (Laser-Guided) 2.75″/70mm Hydra Rocket Pod for Military Special Operations (SPECOPS)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). June 24, 2010 Updated on 8/13/10 Anyone who’s been reading DefenseReview for the last few years ... Read More »

APKWS II Precision-Guided Hydra Rockets: Here Comes ‘HELLFIRE Jr.’

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). September 17, 2007 When DefenseReview attended AUSA Winter Symposium 2007 earlier this year, one ... Read More »