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AIRBORNE SEA CONTROL COMES BACK DOWN TO EARTH

Sea Control and airborne anti-surface/submarine warfare and surveillance is becoming a very hot mission set for air arms from around the world to invest into. This is especially true as “globalization” and the world’s disparate economies become more intertwined. Design it here, build … Read the rest of this entry

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LRASM IS BASICALLY A SUICIDAL SMART UCAV

Lockheed’s new low observable LRASM (Long Range Anti Ship Missile) is a cousin of JASSM will replace the AGM-84 Harpoon series as the Navy’s go-to anti-ship missile system. This video is basically all you get to know about LRASM, but in it you will see its most prominent feature is that it … Read the rest of this entry

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EDITORIAL OF THE MONTH!: SIX MYTHS ABOUT DRONE WARFARE YOU PROBABLY BELIEVE

“Six Myths About Drone Warfare You Probably Believe” is the best first person account of life as a “man in the loop” drone operator I have ever read. Additionally, it totally jives with the candid discussions I have had with those who live and … Read the rest of this entry

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IT LOOKS LIKE CHINA’S JOINED WING “HALE” UAV IS FINALLY ABOUT TO FLY

It is widely assumed that this unique “joined wing” unmanned air system, or a follow-on scaled up version of it, will attempt to fulfill a similar mission set as the American Q-4 Global Hawk series of airframes and the craft has only been seen … Read the rest of this entry

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WHAT CRASHED IN WESTERN NEW MEXICO?

Steve Douglass over at Deep Black Horizon posted a very interesting tidbit of information about a pop-up no fly zone and search operation over a very rugged piece of terrain in Western New Mexico. His post went up almost ten days … Read the rest of this entry

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LOCKHEED SKUNKWORKS MAKES A PITCH FOR THE SR-72?!?!

Aviation Week’s Guy Norris dropped a pretty huge story Friday about a follow-on of sorts, but not really, to the legendary SR-71 Blackbird.  Lamely named the SR-72 for marketing’s sake, this machine will be unmanned, capable of mach 6 speeds, have about … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: 144th FIGHTER WING F-15 FINALLY WEARS A CALIFORNIA ANG TAIL!

I have been waiting to see the California ANG’s iconic tail art on an F-15 and today was that day!                 California’s 144th Fighter Wing has received the last of the Montana Air National Guard’s … Read the rest of this entry

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REACTION ENGINES LTD THINKS IT IS COOL TO GO FAST, VERY COOL & AND VERY FAST!

This was posted over on a buddy of mine’s aviation related facebook page (if you have not liked it yet, please do, lots of fun daily images and videos). Reaction Engines Ltd is taking an interesting approach to dealing with inlet temperatures … Read the rest of this entry

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RADAR GUIDED SAM DEFENSES DEPLOYED IN THE US? YOU BET! MEET THE NASAMS…

Iam constantly reading about how Russia is deploying its newest surface to air missile system around Moscow. Every few years it sees the Kremlin is pounding its chest about the latest and greatest SAM capability, good enough to protect Russia’s … Read the rest of this entry

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RUTAN’S ARES EMERGES FROM PAUL ALLEN’S HANGAR AT KBFI?

A good contact of mine spotted the innovative, and arguably more relevant than ever, Scaled Composites Agile Responsive Effective Support (ARES) demonstrator taxing out of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s “Vulcan Air” Hangar at Boeing Field last week. There is not doubt that … Read the rest of this entry

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RUSSIAN ROULETTE DoD STYLE: RETIRE ANYTHING TO PROTECT THE F-35 “PROGRAM”

I have gotten a ton of email with various articles attached talking about how plans are in the works to retire a whole slew of “legacy” (ie front line) aircraft types in a desperate attempt to protect the most flawed … Read the rest of this entry

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YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS? THEN BUY AN AGGRESSOR WATCH!

A photographer friend of mine has been working with a custom watch company, called SwissPL, that is really focused towards the military aviation world. Jose “Fuji” Ramos, who does a lot of aerial photo work with VFC-111 “Sundowners” out of Key … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: LARGE FLYING WING DRONE SPOTTED AT PLANT 42

This picture was taken from a pilot passing through Palmdale about a 16 months ago. What appears is a large flying wing type unmanned aircraft with a dorsal intake. The wingspan appears to be right around seventy feet. The aircraft … Read the rest of this entry

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SEC. KERRY: ARAB STATES WILL PAY FOR AN INVASION OF SYRIA

              Is this the biggest bounty of all time?!?! My goodness, some serious, serious money resides on the Arabian Peninsula. Of course we already knew that, but still, the offer below is just mind melting. Iraq cost over a … Read the rest of this entry

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BLUE ANGELS & THUNDERBIRDS GROUNDED MEANWHILE CHINA DEBUTS J-10 DEMO TEAM!

Another sign of the times. The Red Dragon rises while Uncle Sam feeds his shopping addiction and applies for more credit cards. Sad.

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