WOW, You left this thread pretty damn open.
All you said was Future.....Are we talking 5-10 years...25 years...1000 years!
Its virtually imposable to predict the future over 20-25 years...thats why in all those reports about the future tech, they always mention the year
2025...because you just cant imagine farther then that without going completely Sci-Fi.
I dont keep very up-to-date on the Russian tech...But if its anything like Americas then its easy to see where the military will be at in around 10
years...maybe 15, but farther then that it gets fuzzy, theres just to many variables.
The (US) Navy future Battleship is called DD(X), it will be very stealthy, its main gun will be a rail gun (magnetically fired shell), it will be able
to divert its power to what ever needs it (IE:rail gun, propulsion, lasers) it likely wont have a laser on it when it starts its service life...but
its being made to one can be added at a later date when the solid state laser technology matures.
Its future carriers are called CVN-21, they will be stealthy, and launch stealthy aircraft (not all planes will be stealthy though).
The Army has an utterly Massive program going on called the FCS (Future Combat System), it involves about every thing you can think of, I would name
some items...but the list doesn't end...If you want to learn about it just google "Army FCS".
The Air force has the F-22A, which will be its top fighter for at least 20 years. The F-35 will start becoming operational in a few years.
They are retiring Many of their bombers, So I would expect a new Stealthy Supersonic (maybe hypersonic) bomber to go operational within 15 years.
ok...now on to your post (
In the sea will be plasma stealth submarines that shoot satellite guided torpedoes and nukes with multiple re-entry warheads.
Nukes (ICBM) already have multiple re-entry warheads...
plasma stealth may work for torpedoes...but not the entire sub...you could keep enough gas on board to cover the whole thing, and even if you could it
wouldn't be long until you run out of it and turn into a normal sub, and to use the supercavitating effect to your advantage you need to move
quickly, so the entire sub would need to be rocket powered, Its just not conceivable. Even if you could have enough gas to last more then a minute,
it would need big storage tanks, and room for the rockets & fuel, and then all the normal sub items...including the crew. Modern subs are cramped and
VERY expensive as it is...If you make a Supercavitating Submarine, be prepared for it to have limited capabilities & a Massive price tag, likely
around 10 billion (per sub).
Aircraft carriers will have the ability to submerge(they carry the aircraft inside themselves)
Japan had them 50 years ago...although I’m sure they dont look like the image you have in your head, they only had 3 biplane aircraft, and had to
surface to deploy them.
I think sub aircraft carriers are feasible, but again...not in what you imagine. A normal sub has missile tubes, Lockheed Martin is working on a
aircraft that sits inside of it (with its wings folded), they sub would be around 150 feet underwater, and release the aircraft, where they use
rockets to get going, then once in flight they spread there wings out and the rockets stop and the turbine jet engine kicks in, flying the UAV to
wherever, it will probably be equipped with cameras, have a good loiter time so it can find its intended target, and then release its bombs, then it
fly’s back to the sub and lands (like a big kid doing a belly flop) into the ocean a couple miles away from the sub (so it doesn't tell the enemy
where the sub is). Then the sub deploys a unmanned underwater vehicle to go and fetch the plane and tow it back to the sub.
tanks will fly and have armor and weapons that are stronger but lighter then today's.
thats pretty obvious, things are always getting lighter & stronger. But if a tank can fly...I think it kinda losses the "tank" namesake. Theres
kind of a "flying tank" already, called the A-10.
The soldiers will be wearing fully armored suits, the helmet will have night vision and a laser sight, the soldier's weapons will be rifles that fire
fully armored suits should start showing up in around 10-15 years (its a part of the Army's FCS). Night vision built into the face shield will be
farther off. Not sure what you mean by "laser sight", are you just referring to laser pointers on guns?
As for laser bursts...lol, maybe in a 100 years.
Aircraft will also have plasma stealth and satellite guided missiles.
Same problem as the sub, the gas inevitably runs outs, and then your back on radar.....then what?
Russian Rumors (for some time now) have talked up plasma stealth...but I just dont see it being all that great. The US got it right with RAM (radar
absorbing Material), it needs to be a good shape, and is costly, but it makes it next to invisible from radar for as long as its in the sky, and not
just a short burst on invisibility.
Satellite guided missiles???? How? I'm assuming your referring to an A2A (Air-to-Air) missile, which means its target is a aircraft thats moving
very fast, a gps guided missile can't hit a moving target. It works great for buildings because the dont move, you just put in its coordinates and
drop the bomb...and if the building was on wheels and it moved...the bomb would miss.
Space will be full of satellites.
Theres thousands of satellites in space now, although most are dead (out of fuel), but I think the number of operational sats in space in a little
Some satellites will have lasers, others will be precise enough to pinpoint targets for most missiles.
Are you talking about a space based laser?
That will happen...its inevitable, But one that will have enough juice, and be technologically possible to make, wont happen for at least 30
years...thats also including the time of political bickering about "arming space".
Whew...I'm done already.