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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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SEQUESTRATION’S SHADOW SEES CUTS IN FLIGHT HOURS, DEPLOYMENTS, FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION TEAMS

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/5/navy-clip-blue-angels-wings-if-sequester-hits/ http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/07/usa-budget-pentagon-idUSL1N0B6ME520130207 My blood is boiling over this. Am I pissed at our broken Congress and executive leadership about how they set up this perfect failure years ago? YES. But I am more upset at the Pentagon. Am I living … Read the rest of this entry

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MORE RAFALES!

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CHINA BUYS TU-22 BACKFIRES?: NOT JUST THE PLANES, THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION LINE…

Our good friend David Cenciotti over at the Aviationist.com reports that China has purchased at the least a significant batch of Cold War era Tu-22 backfires from Russia, although it appears that this could actually be a deal for the … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE FLEET IS FULL AT NAVAL BASE NORFOLK VIRGINIA!

My buddy who served aboard the USS Enterprise as a JAG officer posted this on Facebook, quite the sight! “It’s Christmas in Norfolk! And everyone’s home this year! At pier-side are USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH … Read the rest of this entry

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X-47B GOES TO SEA

Care to think twice about continuing with this F-35 charade? And this is the technology we areĀ allowed to see today, not what really exists in the black world. More on this very soon, and yes I did read Aviationweek’s recent … Read the rest of this entry

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THE “COMEBACK COMRADE”: INDIAN MiG-29K SEA TRIALS SUCCESSFULLY COME TO AN END

In many ways the MiG-29 is the ultimate comeback kid. The earliest version of it first flew in 1988, and after the fall of the Soviet Union there were no funds available to field two carrier fighters for what was … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA DOES NOT SIT IDLE DEVELOPING THEIR CARRIER OPERATIONS KNOWLEDGE

Alert5.com posted these two pictures of a J-15 already conducting low approaches on China’s newly commissioned first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. China has moved at lightning speed regarding other major military programs of the last decade and I do not … Read the rest of this entry

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MIG-29KUB OPS ABOARD THE INS VIKRAMADITYA

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JUST A REALLY COOL SHOT: The Ike Underway In The Med…

                *Image credit: US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper  

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UPDATE: NAVY COMES CLEAN ABOUT THE USS WASP

READ THIS FIRST: http://aviationintel.com/2012/06/20/dod-waste-why-has-the-uss-wasp-been-cut-out-of-the-combat-game/ After some fantastic reporting from Christopher Cavas over at DefenseNews.com the Navy has come forward and seemingly addressed the reason why the multi-billion dollar amphibious helicopter carrier the USS Wasp has sat on the sidelines for … Read the rest of this entry

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DoD WASTE: WHY HAS THE USS WASP BEEN CUT OUT OF THE COMBAT GAME?

This is my favorite story so far this month. Christopher Cavas over at DefenseNews.com has written a unique piece about a very small and peculiar facet of the US Navy’s fleet, but in the world of defense journalism small stories … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: JUNE 5th, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: UPDATE ON NAVAIR’S F-5N WING CRACKING ISSUE Original post: http://aviationintel.com/2012/06/03/exclusive-navairs-f-5n-fleet-grounded-due-to-extensive-wing-cracking/ Apparently the F-5N’s wing cracking issue which resulted in an immediate stand-down of what is the backbone of the USN and USMC aggressor force is caused by cracked LAU-7 … Read the rest of this entry

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NAVY SUPER HORNETS & F-35C ARE NO MATCH FOR “FORTRESS CHINA”: BRING ON THE X-47B UCAV!

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-super-hornet-faces-emerging-anti-access-challenges-372393/ As I have been pounding away at for years now, the Super Hornet fleet is not survivable if a war were to break out with China or a bad actor who possess a modern integrated air defense system. Further, … Read the rest of this entry

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MORE AGEING HARDWARE GETS AXED DUE TO ONGOING BUDGETARY TURMOIL

The last four years have been littered with orphaned capabilities and weapon systems that were thought of as irreplaceable less than a half decade ago. Much of the time the oldest hardware gets the boot, although these systems are still … Read the rest of this entry

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