Dreadnought 2050 Poses Challenge To Royal Navy
Project star-point has revealed its plans for an new destroyer aimed at the royal navy and called Dreadnought 2050.
The massive new warship will be powered by a fusion reactor, equipped with lasers, hypersonic missiles, a high-tech composite hull, and torpedoes that can travel at over 300 knots (345 mph, 555 km/h).
The new warship is a challenge to the royal navy and sets a precedent for what ships of the future may look like in the navy and if it ever is built, the Dreadnought 2050 would be 155 m (508 ft) long and 37 m (121 ft) a-beam, which would make it about the same size as a Type 26 frigate.
The Dreadnought 2050 would feature a translucent hull that could be turned on and off on command and all 3 hulls will have ballast tanks to make the ship partially submersible during stealth operations.
The dreadnought 2050 could feature silent electric water jet engines that would be powered by either a fusion reactor or highly efficient turbines giving it almost unlimited range.
The ship would be fitted with a quad-copter type device that could detect incoming missiles and hostile aircraft and this would be powered by a tether made from carbon nano-tubes while fitted with lasers.
Hyper-sonic missile launchers and and other energy weapons would litter the side of the craft while also capable of deploying super-cavitation torpedoes capable of travelling at speeds normally associated with airborne missiles.
The stern of the boat would feature a large extendible flight deck used for launching unmanned vehicles and underwater drones with a secret moon-pool used to launch vehicles when the main deck is closed.
The main front weapons would be a large electromagnetic rail-gun that could fire small ammo at hypersonic velocities and destroying targets with kinetic energy.
Inside the vessel there would be an operations bridge that would feature a 3D holographic table and adjacent communication hubs with Stero visual displays that could be rotated and zoomed during operations.
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