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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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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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KILLA’ VIDS!

And some Griper action!:

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THE ART OF THE GAME DAY FLYOVER

The flyby is highlight of game day for me. I think the F-15 and the B-2 own this realm. The Eagle for its raw power and its place as an American icon of power and courage and the B-2 for … Read the rest of this entry

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AS HIGHLIGHTED ON THIS SITE AS A THREAT FOR YEARS: CHINA’S CONVERTED SURPLUS FIGHTER DRONE FORCE EYEBALLED FROM SPACE

                In many of my posts on China, their emerging hardware and their military strategy in the region as a whole, I have discussed some “unconventional” tactics that the Chinese military has developed … Read the rest of this entry

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YOUR BROKEN PENTAGON: USAF WILL RE-SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR THE LAS CONTRACT

Read this first: http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_12_21_2012_p0-531685.xml&p=1 This is so ridiculous. Forest for the trees people, if we do not train and equip Afghans to provide for their own precision close air support and surveillance we will be spending billions in that country … Read the rest of this entry

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THE BACK AND FORTH OSPREY SAFETY DEBATE CONTINUES TO HEAT UP

If you read the links posted below in order you will get a clear picture of the current “enhanced” controversy surrounding the V-22 Osprey Program. One ex-general paints a picture of damning coverups, then a USAF engineer slams that general … Read the rest of this entry

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KARZAI BEGGING FOR INDIGENOUS AVIATION ASSETS, WILL GO TO RUSSIA, CHINA, OR INDIA IF US DOES NOT ACT

Operation Enduring Freedom is eleven years old as of yesterday, it is the longest war in American history… During a recent interview, President Karzai stated: “I asked the U.S. government to equip our air force with weapons, intelligence and transport … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: July 20th, 2012

THE SURGE IN AFGHANISTAN IS OVER, NOW WHAT? The 30,000+ troop surge ordered by the Obama Administration almost two years ago has concluded amongst increasingly daring attacks on coalition troops and assets by Taliban forces in the region. With the … Read the rest of this entry

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DRONE MARKET WILL RETRACT… BEFORE IT EXPLODES.

Boeing says that the unmanned aircraft market will shrink by 20% following 2014, around the time Afghanistan is supposed to wrap up for the US for the most part. Although I think this is probably true, I do believe that … Read the rest of this entry

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ROMNEY PLEDGES TO RESTART F-22 RAPTOR PRODUCTION

Yes Mr. Romney, but if you get your chance don’t simply build more F-22s, build better F-22s with longer range and more weapons carriage capability. The F/B-22, with its persistence and multirole potential, is the weapon America needs to dominate … Read the rest of this entry

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CRAZY IVAN!: SU-24 ALMOST PUTS A RACING STRIPE ON A RUSSIAN FAMILY’S CAR!

It’s all over the net, but in case you have not seen it, enjoy!

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PREDATOR vs FOXBAT: THE FUTURE OF AIR TO AIR COMBAT VIA DRONE BEGAN ALMOST A DECADE AGO

One of the most frequently asked questions I get asked is “when will drones take on the air to air fighter role?” I have answered this with a constellation of pieces and will continue to do so with some upcoming … Read the rest of this entry

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PAVE HAWKS!

What can I say, I have a soft spot in my heart for the HH-60Gs. These aircraft are flown hard by some of the best helo pilots in the world. Combat Search And Rescue is an intense affair where Pave … Read the rest of this entry

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TYLER’S 10 THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF DRONE WARFARE

1.) Drones will grow up to become droids- That’s right, autonomy is not only on the way, in many ways it exists today. Over the last decade or two, drones have been like infant children, requiring hand holding and constant … Read the rest of this entry

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