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IT COULD HAVE BEEN: LOCKHEED’S FORGOTTEN SENIOR PEG STEALTH BOMBER

Hey guys! I mentioned earlier in the week that I had a big announcement to make, so here goes- I have been hired on to the Gawker team to be a military technology editor for a subsite of their incredibly … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS UPDATE: FEBRUARY 27th, 2014

First of all, I will be posting a BIG announcement this weekend that will effect Aviationintel going forward in a positive way. Stay tuned for more information. Now onto the good stuff: PENTAGON ASKS PERMISSION TO RIDE ITS MOST TRUSTY STEEDS … Read the rest of this entry

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TOTAL CRAP: THE F-35 “NEWS BROCHURE” ON 60 MINUTES

What the hell has happened to 60 Minutes? The name of the story was “Is The F-35 Worth It,” yet I really heard no debate in regards to that question whatsoever. What I did hear and see was an ill-informed reporter getting a look into the military’s … Read the rest of this entry

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THE CONCURRENCY MYTH: NOW AVAILABLE IN SUPER CARRIER SIZE!

        Concurrency, in defense procurement parlance means putting something into production while the weapon system is still in testing, or not even tested really at all. The inaction of this crazy concept may be the result of … Read the rest of this entry

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ARMY AIR BRINGS THE THUNDER WITH SUPER BOWL FLYOVER 2014!

I was super excited to see that the US Army was getting the opportunity to execute Super Bowl flyover 2014. Yes it is less than ideal having dark helicopters do the job after sundown, and yes a quartet of F-15s or F/A-18s … Read the rest of this entry

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BOEING SAYS GO SEAHAWKS IN A GARGANTUAN WAY!

Boeing’s roots in Washington are legendary. With this in mind they painted up their flagship product, the 747-800F, with a giant 12 on the tail (for “12th man”) and GO HAWKS on the side to celebrate their local team making it … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 FLOUNDERS ON WHILE ESSENTIAL F-16 UPGRADE PROGRAM MAY GET AXED

More of the same from the DoD and USAF regarding borrowing from their existing fighter fleet’s capability to pay for their Death Star of boondoggles, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. There is a new information out highlighting the continuing “teething … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA’S J-20 IN ITS NEW MISSIONIZED CONFIGURATION

                                              The testers at Chengdu are making some progress on their mammoth J-20 fighter. It looks like the … Read the rest of this entry

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CSAR REPLACEMENT SAGA CONTINUES: IS THE CRH-60 REALLY THE RIGHT HELICOPTER FOR THE JOB?

Here is an update (flightglobal providing excellent reporting as always) on the decade plus long saga of trying to field a replacement for the battle weary HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopter fleet. As of now, if the current budget gets … Read the rest of this entry

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DISGRACE: NAVY’S NEW PURPOSE BUILT “F-35B CARRIER” CANNOT WITHSTAND CONTINUOUS F-35B OR MV-22 OPERATIONS

http://news.usni.org/2014/01/15/sna-2014-heat-f-35-mv-22-continue-plague-big-deck-amphibs?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sna-2014-heat-f-35-mv-22-continue-plague-big-deck-amphibs The issues with the F-35B’s exhaust gasses, and the MV-22 Osprey’s as well, damaging the decks of America’s “L class” ships is nothing new. What is new is that America’s latest amphibious assault ship, the USS America, designed without … Read the rest of this entry

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UPDATE: HUGHES MINING BARGE HMB-1 SURVIVES IN RESTORED GLORY!

          I was doing my usual Google Earth rounds when I sweeped across Treasure Island on San Francisco Bay and to my surprise there was the historic Hughes Mining Barge docked at one of the piers! Make … Read the rest of this entry

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DOUBLE EDGED SWORD: ARMY RAPIDLY ACQUIRES BIRD LIKE STEALTHY DRONE NAMED MAVERIC

As I have discussed for years, drones are going to start looking much more like organic species (if you have not read this article yet than please do now). The Army sees the value of hiding in plain site, this … Read the rest of this entry

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“ARMY OF ONE” LESS HELICOPTER TYPE?: ARMY MAY SAY GOODBYE TO THE OH-58 KIOWA

Amazing. After over a decade of incredibly efficient and deadly warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as successfully and economically training future Army helicopter pilots for decades, the OH-58 Kiowa may be put to rest… For good. Replacing or … Read the rest of this entry

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LAUGHABLE: AMAZON CEO PIMPS DRONE DELIVERY WITHOUT TELLING VIEWERS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE

Last night on 60 Minutes I watched Jeff Bezos, the creator or Amazon, “unveil” their new concept for drone delivery. Yes you heard right, DRONE DELIVERY. He says it could be ready for prime time in a few years. Are you … Read the rest of this entry

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THE B-2 BOMBER OF THE SEAS: THOUGHTS ON THE ZUMWALT CLASS DESTROYER AND THE NAVY’S BROKEN PROCUREMENT STRATEGY

Earlier this month the first Zumwalt class DDG-1000 stealth destroyer was dropped into the water with some pretty decent press coverage to go along with it. I have followed this program back through three name iterations and one entire class change. Even with so much mutation it amazes me that the same … Read the rest of this entry

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