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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
Another sign of the times. The Red Dragon rises while Uncle Sam feeds his shopping addiction and applies for more credit cards. Sad.
The folks over at team Osprey are working on proving more roles for the V-22 and tanker is one of them. They are testing the … Read the rest of this entry
If we are not willing to risk manned assets, even the F-22 and B-2 which are supposedly “survivable,” especially with jamming support, intense ELINT surveillance, and even strikes on fixed radar and select SAM sites, for a strike on Syria, a … Read the rest of this entry
Here is the unclassified manufacturer brief on the Super Hornet Advanced. It gives a clear idea of what type of operational capability enhancements come with the conformal tanks, weapons pods and so on. Good info for better understanding on the program … Read the rest of this entry
I have received a ton of email asking me to address the current situation in Syria. I was one of the very first to drive home the dire realities surrounding Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Russia’s unique strategic interests in the country and I adamantly called for a … Read the rest of this entry
http://www.eglin.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123360322 So after almost forty years of service and near constant combat over the last decade, just now Air Combat Command got the bright idea to clear the A-10 for combat operations with an external fuel tank. The A-10 often ferries itself around with … Read the rest of this entry
A couple of house keeping issues here to add to my Stealth Blackhawk / Bin Laden Raid coverage (for all my extensive and news making coverage on this event please click here). First off Phil Bronstein’s controversial feature in Esquire Magazine “The … Read the rest of this entry
The Senate has cut funding for 20 Light Air Support aircraft meant to backfill the precision fire support role for the Afghan Army once we have pulled the vast majority of manned airpower out of the Afghan theater. This is a passionate topic for me. … Read the rest of this entry
…it has taken for the DoD to field a precision light air support aircraft for Afghanistan’s fledgling Air Force! I have been pounding this for years, long before it was “a story.” This is a total disgrace for America and … Read the rest of this entry
Check out this incredible plot and track from Flightaware.com that a valued reader sent me! One hell of a journey for this multi-hundred-million-dollar jet! Usually these flights are concealed from the Flightaware database, but sometimes military traffic shows up for … Read the rest of this entry
VIDEO UPDATE FROM A POPULAR PAST ARTICLE: THE DC-X “DELTA CLIPPER” LIVES ON WITH SPACEX’s GRASSHOPPER
ORIGINAL PIECE: http://aviationintel.com/2012/05/07/blast-from-the-past-blue-origins-vtol-rocket-a-cousin-of-the-mcdonald-douglas-dc-x-delta-clipper/ “NASA Inc.” is doing what NASA abandoned years ago. Why? Because it makes dollars and sense…
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/uclass.html Such a poor time to introduce expensive and cutting edge new potential weapons systems, but none-the-less Lockheed’s “Sea Ghost” design that will compete with the likes of Northrop Grumman’s X-47 based design, Boeing’s Phantom Ray and General Atomic’s Sea … Read the rest of this entry