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RADAR GUIDED SAM DEFENSES DEPLOYED IN THE US? YOU BET! MEET THE NASAMS…

Iam constantly reading about how Russia is deploying its newest surface to air missile system around Moscow. Every few years it sees the Kremlin is pounding its chest about the latest and greatest SAM capability, good enough to protect Russia’s … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 DROPS A SLAMMER

First aerial weapons separation of an AIM-120 AMRAAM:

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“EXCUSE ME MR. LIGHTNING, YOU DROPPED SOMETHING!”

More Joint Strike Fighter “pit testing” pics:

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THOUGHTS ON THE F-22 RAPTOR & F-15 GOLDEN EAGLE AIR DOMINANCE TEAM

Since only 187 examples of the F-22 had been procured by the Bush and Obama administrations the USAF had to look toward its own tired ranks for bolstering of America’s air superiority capabilities. This led to the F-15 “Golden Eagle” … Read the rest of this entry

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WHAT NOT TO CANCEL: DoD AXES NEXT GENERATION MISSILE

This is bad news for America’s air arms. The Next Generation Missile was not just a new long range air-to-air weapon that would replace the AIM-120 AMRAAM, but it was also to be a high-speed anti-radiation missile that would replace … Read the rest of this entry

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MARINES SET SAIL WITH HARRIERS ARMED WITH AIM-120 AMRAAMs

This has been a long time in the making. When the AV-8B+ received the APG-65 radar from its Legacy F/A-18 brethren after they upgraded to the more advanced APG-73 radar set, it was somewhat of a given that the aircraft would … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA WOULD FLOOD AMERICA’S AIR DEFENSE NETWORK WITH CONVERTED FIGHTER DRONES IN A CONFLICT OVER TAIWAN

A little known fact is that China, realizing the limits of even America’s most modern tactical fighters, has converted HUNDREDS of aging F-7 (MiG-21 Copy) fighter into attack drones. In an opening volley during a conflict over Taiwan, China would flood … Read the rest of this entry

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The Upgraded AMRAAM: WHERE NOT TO CUT

The AIM-120D is absolutely necessary in leveraging to the max the current enhancements in radar and data link technology. Why build a fighter jet that can track and engage targets at 80 miles but your missiles can only reach out 40miles? It is total … Read the rest of this entry

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