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“ARMY OF ONE” LESS HELICOPTER TYPE?: ARMY MAY SAY GOODBYE TO THE OH-58 KIOWA

Amazing. After over a decade of incredibly efficient and deadly warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as successfully and economically training future Army helicopter pilots for decades, the OH-58 Kiowa may be put to rest… For good. Replacing or … Read the rest of this entry

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CATCHING UP WITH NEPTUNE’S SPEAR: DECEPTICONS & CHALLENGE COINS!

A couple of house keeping issues here to add to my Stealth Blackhawk / Bin Laden Raid coverage (for all my extensive and news making coverage on this event please click here). First off Phil Bronstein’s controversial¬†feature in Esquire Magazine¬†“The … Read the rest of this entry

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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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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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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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PHOTO: THE POTUS FLYING SPECOPS STYLE IN AFGHANISTAN ABOARD A 160th SOAR MH-47G

                As reported first here at Aviationintel.com, live on the Lars Larson National Radio Show, and on John Batchelor Show, the POTUS flew with the same unit, and aboard the same specific type … Read the rest of this entry

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VERTICAL MAGAZINE’S FANTASTIC FEATURE ON UH-72A LAKOTA AGGRESSORS LOCATED AT FORT IRWIN

Skip Robinson over at Vertical Magazine has done a fantastic writeup on the changing of the guard between the old JUH-1H Hueys and the new UH-72A Lakotas based at Fort Irwin, the US Army’s national training center. These aircraft serve … Read the rest of this entry

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DUH OF THE DAY: CONSENSUS IS FORMING THAT NORTH KOREA’S “NEW” ROAD MOBILE ICBM IS A FAKE

As reported here a day or two after it’s unveiling, during Kim Il Sung’s totally freaky military style 100th birthday bash, North Korea’s previously unknown three stage transporter erector launcher (TEL) mobile ballistic missile is almost certainly a prop, and … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: COMPACT KIOWA!

That’s right folks, the small yet potent Kiowa fits neatly into the belly of a Hercules!

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FEAR & LOATHING IN NORTH KOREA: THE AGE OF KIM JONG UN IS UPON US

What a week it has been on the Korean Peninsula! As much as things have stayed the same under the rising leadership of Kim Jong Un, they have also changed drastically in many respects. I will spare you the long … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP: APRIL 10th, 2012!

MODERN AESA ARRAYS VULNERABLE TO ELECTRONIC AND CYBER ATTACK The world of countermeasures and counter-countermeasures is alive and well when it comes to modern Active Electronically Scanned Array radar sets. No longer do you simply (and its not simple) attempt … Read the rest of this entry

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USAF WANTS TO SELL C-27Js ON THE SECOND-HAND MARKET, ALENIA SAYS NOT SO FAST!

The USAF may not be able to sell it’s bastard child C-27J Spartans on the open market as part of the recent round of DoD budget cuts. Why not you ask? Because Italian C-27J manufacturer Alenia has stated that it … Read the rest of this entry

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USAF BEING PRESSED HARD TO JUSTIFY JETTISONING BRAND NEW C-27J SPARTANS

Question: If the USAF says it will try to do the C-27’s mission with it’s existing, yet dwindling, fleet of C-130s, and the Army has wanted the C-27J program for so long, why not ask the Army if they want … Read the rest of this entry

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MAN’S BEST FRIEND GOES MECHANISED: DARPA’s LEGGED SUAD SUPPORT SYSTEM (LS3) MATURES

Boston Dynamics has been making some serious progress with their LS3 concept over the last year or so and the system seems to maturing rapidly. DARPA’s idea for a four legged all-terrain cargo vehicle like the LS3 came from an … Read the rest of this entry

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