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NEWS UPDATE: FEBRUARY 27th, 2014

First of all, I will be posting a BIG announcement this weekend that will effect Aviationintel going forward in a positive way. Stay tuned for more information. Now onto the good stuff: PENTAGON ASKS PERMISSION TO RIDE ITS MOST TRUSTY STEEDS … Read the rest of this entry

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DOUBLE EDGED SWORD: ARMY RAPIDLY ACQUIRES BIRD LIKE STEALTHY DRONE NAMED MAVERIC

As I have discussed for years, drones are going to start looking much more like organic species (if you have not read this article yet than please do now). The Army sees the value of hiding in plain site, this … Read the rest of this entry

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SKYDIVING OUT OF A FIREY WRECK!: THIS IS ONE AMAZING AVIATION VIDEO GUYS!

http://youtu.be/AWIOpbJNPvk

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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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SCI-FI REALITY!: NAWS CHINA LAKE’S MISSILE ENGAGEMENT SIMULATION ARENA (MESA)

Sometimes I am just amazed with how much infrastructure surrounds the US defense research and development apparatus. All the bases, all the test and evaluation units, all the ranges and state of the art facilities. Still, the Missile Engagement Simulation Arena (MESA), one … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: NAKED LIGHTNING

Brandon Thetford posted this solid snap of a partially painted F-35 jetting out of Fort Worth over at Airfighters.com. Of special note is the composite blended form that is the diverterless supersonic inlet on the F-35. You can see more of … 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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F-35’S DAS DETECTS TANK & AAA FIRE, SHOWS INCREDIBLE PROMISE ACROSS A WIDE ARRAY OF POTENTIAL PLATFORMS

The most exciting part of the F-35 program is the aircraft’s unique “Distributed Aperture System” which provides an almost panoptic sphere of situational awareness around the jet at both short and medium ranges. In the video above the manufacturer claims … Read the rest of this entry

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NEW RQ-170 SENTINEL PICTURES FROM IRANIAN VIDEO EMERGE

                                                                          Also, here are … Read the rest of this entry

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IRAN POSTS FOOTAGE CLEARLY TAKEN FROM THE RQ-170 SENTINEL’S FLIR TURRET

MAJOR UPDATE! Look here after reading below: http://aviationintel.com/2013/02/06/iron-posts-full-documentary-about-rq-170-sentinel-capture-including-pictures-from-its-recovery/ I stand by my earlier statements 100% concerning the real possibility that Iranian and possibly Russian and Chinese scientists have penetrated the RQ-170’s memory banks, which like the aircraft itself, may very … Read the rest of this entry

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THE F-35: RIDING ON A PILLAR OF CASH & HOT AIR

A big thanks to the good folks at Air Forces Monthly for posting this little gem on their Facebook wall this morning! It looks so wrong that it has to be right…

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CHINESE MILITARY AVIATION DEVELOPMENTS

JH-7 JAM SESSION: It looks like the “Flying Leopard” is taking on a new role as escort jammer. It is well-known that China has taken note of other nations who have used electronic warfare to even the playing field against … Read the rest of this entry

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LANDING A U-2 IS A DAMN CIRCUS ACT!

I always knew these aircraft were one of the world’s most challenging to fly, but check out the workout a pilot gets trying to get one back down to earth! Imagine doing this in a pressure suit after being trapped … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: SUKHOI T-50’S BODACIOUS BOOTY

                  I love this shot of the T-50 as it shows not only the unique design of the aircraft, but also how it is evolving. Note the highly deflected thrust vectoring nozzles … Read the rest of this entry

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LOCKHEED’S “WINCHESTER MYSTERY PLANE”: DROOPING EXPECTATIONS, BALLOONING COST, AND QUESTIONABLE TIMELINES

Full Report: http://timemilitary.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/f-35-jsf-dote-fy12-annual-report.pdf Also, make sure not to miss this little gem: http://nation.time.com/2013/01/11/hot-stuff-the-f-35-just-became-25-more-vulnerable/ You know what guys? I am not going to go through this report with a fine tooth comb, I think you should read it. I am really sick of … Read the rest of this entry

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