The British Ministry of Defense is making a strong push into the future.
Startpoint, a Royal Navy think tank group, last week released photos of its futuristic battleship: The Dreadnought 2050.
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According to CNN:
Dreadnought 2050 is a tri-hull design and it’s not steel as most battle ships are. It’s an ultra-strong, see-through acrylic, Startpoint says.
The ship does away with the traditional mast, using instead a quad-copter tethered to the ship with carbon nanotubes that would carry power for sensors and a laser gun to take out nearby threats.
For threats farther off, there’s an electomagnetic rail gun on the bow that can fire a projectile hundreds of miles. Tubes in the two outrigger hulls …read more
Source:: Tactical Life