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AFTER 35 YEARS THE A-10 IS GETTING CLEARED TO FLY INTO COMBAT WITH AN EXTERNAL FUEL TANK

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

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LAS SAGA: RIGHT WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS FINALLY ON THE RIGHT TRACK…

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

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WE PUT A MAN ON THE MOON IN LESS TIME THAN…

…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

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HMX-1′S MV-22S TURN “MONEY” GREEN

                                                                      You tell me how this … Read the rest of this entry

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LOCKHEED UNVEILS THEIR UNCLASS CONCEPT: “SENTINEL PRIME?”

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

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UPDATE!: BELL INTRODUCES THE V-280 VALOR

Please refer to this recent piece about Bell’s intentions before continuing: http://aviationintel.com/2013/03/07/blind-faith-or-business-suicide-bell-doubles-down-on-titlt-rotor-technology/ I GIVE THIS THING A 1 IN 10 CHANCE OF SEEING WIDESPREAD US ARMY, NAVY, MARINE OR USAF SERVICE. Although, if they had the bucks, the USCG could … Read the rest of this entry

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HOW TO DOWN THE MOST ADVANCED AIR FORCE IN THE WORLD WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT…

…by literally turning the budget that makes that air force fly into a smoking hole in the ground. ABSOLUTELY READ THIS HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130408/NEWS/304080035/Reduced-flying-hours-forces-grounding-17-USAF-combat-air-squadrons We are our own worst enemy. Our fiscal policy will get us long before the big bad Russian … Read the rest of this entry

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MESSAGE TO OBAMA ADMIN & THE DOD ON NORTH KOREA: STOP THIS RIDICULOUS ESCALATION, IT IS RECKLESS AND STUPID

                B-2′s flying highly publicized global strike training missions over South Korea during an incredibly volatile and uncertain time in that region? Ridiculous photos like this coming out of such a mission? It was … Read the rest of this entry

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J-20 MISSILE RAIL PHOTO UPDATE

Pictures show a dummy PL-10, or an early derivative of this missile, mounted on the J-20′s unique rail system. The PL-10 is somewhat analogous to the ASRAAM, so we are in the short/intermediate range here (2000ft-20+miles very roughly speaking depending on … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINESE AIR COMBAT UPDATE: J-20′S WACKY RAILS & TERMINATOR FLANKERS

A couple things here I want to approach. First off, as predicted here months ago (with the help of my readers) the J-20′s is going through weapons bay trials, which will inevitably lead up to some type of test launch. … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE: USAF AGGRESSORS FLY WITH IRST POD

                    It appears that the USAF is getting very serious about the passive detection threat posed by modern infra-red search and track (IRST) systems, most notably against aircraft optimized for minimal … Read the rest of this entry

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CATCHING UP- SOME WORTHWHILE PHOTOS

          A buddy of mine posted this on Facebook, apparently he found it in the Key Publishing Forums. It is yet another dubious “spy photo” from China, still I think it is worthwhile to post regardless … Read the rest of this entry

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BLIND FAITH OR BUSINESS SUICIDE?: BELL DOUBLES DOWN ON TITLT ROTOR TECHNOLOGY

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/heli-expo-2013-bell-will-pitch-third-gen-tilt-rotor-for-jmrfvl-383021/ I was surprised to read this report. I seriously believe the V-22 Osprey will be the last military grade tilt-rotor we see. Although developments out of the baseline V-22 and upgrades related to it are likely over the coming … Read the rest of this entry

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THE AURORA MYTH & BEYOND: JOHN BATCHELOR INTERVIEW

JBS-AURORA & BEYOND John has the smartest material on talk radio today. I highly recommend you tune in to his show if it is syndicated in your area (if you live in NYC he is live on WABC) or download … Read the rest of this entry

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LT BRIAN MURPHY, YOU SIR ARE A SERIOUS BADASS

Heroes are among us folks! Nobody deserved to sit in the First Lady’s balcony during the State Of The Union more than this man. Unbelievable bravery and sacrifice under fire.

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