Dreadnought 2050 the Warship of the Future

Armed with lasers, print their own drones, holograms, defending anti-ship missiles coming from space, this how a mid-21st-century warship will look like…

Images © UK Ministry of Defence / Startpoint 2015



The futuristic Dreadnought 2050 (named for the 1905 British man-of-war) by group of British designers with the Startpoint group, will be powered by “highly efficient turbines driving silent electric motors to waterjets,” or by ‘hydrogen fusion.’

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Dreadnought will also be armed with a 200-kilometer electromagnetic railgun and a number of microwave guns.

Its hull will be composed of  very strong composites of the finest acrylic.



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Muir Macdonald, Startpoint senior executive, said in a press release:

“While some of these technologies push today’s boundaries in science and engineering, there is no reason why elements could not be incorporated into future designs. The Royal Navy needs visionary, innovative thinking and these concepts point the way to cutting edge technology which can be acquired at less cost and operated with less manpower than anything at sea today in the world’s leading navies.

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While some of these technologies push today’s boundaries in science and engineering, there is no reason why elements could not be incorporated into future designs,” he said in a press release.

The Royal Navy needs visionary, innovative thinking and these concepts point the way to cutting edge technology which can be acquired at less cost and operated with less manpower than anything at sea today.”

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