Author: Zach

The US Navy is planning to procure and test fire two to three flight test units for its newest missile program, dubbed Compact Agile Interceptors. The program, which was initiated by the Navy as part of its Fiscal Year 2024 budget request, is aimed at countering complex raids involving hypersonic missiles, cruise missiles, and surface vessels. The Navy said that it has identified a lack of “capability and capacity” on its current ships to counter these threats utilizing existing missiles. To address these threats, the Navy is looking to utilize “small diameter missiles” that have a higher packing efficiency–like the…

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Last week, Anduril Industries, a relatively new defense startup, unveiled its latest drone system called the Roadrunner.  Following a very mixed attempt at hyping up the release of the drone by the company’s founder, Palmer Luckey, the system has not lived up to the hype that preceded it. While it might have not lived up to the hype, we decided to take a look at the system and what sort of capabilities it brings to the table. Making Sense of The Roadrunner:  From a preliminary look at the material that has been released about the Roadrunner, we can tell that…

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