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DEAR USMC: YOU ARE GETTING YOUR F-35B, NOW GET THE VERY MOST OUT OF IT

After my recent piece about the Navy’s new LHA “America” class of amphibious assault ship’s inadequate thermal protection built into its flight deck, I think it is time for the Marine Corps, and the “Gator Navy,” to get serious about getting the most out of … Read the rest of this entry

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AWACS ALMOST BUSTS THE BOOM & POSSIBLY MUCH MORE…

This video, first posted over at Military.com, is quite possibly the scariest aerial refueling video I have ever seen. Apparently the E-3 crew sustained some injuries, and their aircraft some damage, due to the abrupt negative G dive. The boomer … Read the rest of this entry

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RAW VIDEO: FLYING ABOARD THE E-3 SENTRY

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AESA Tech Evolves Into Modular Helicopter AEW Capability

This is very cool, LockMart has developed a helicopter deployed modular Airborne Early Warning and Control radar system called “Vigilance,” based on a combination of the F-16E/F Block 60’s APG-80 AESA radar and the Northrop Grumman’s SABR system. By leveraging AESA technology into a rotary winged surveillance asset it allows … Read the rest of this entry

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Israel Pushes G550 AEW On Italy, Italy Pushes M346 Jet Trainer On Israel

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/iai-offers-italy-airborne-early-warning-system-deal-363978/

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E-3 Gets It’s Link On

Being able to fuse the variety of data link terminals together seems to be the USAF’s top priority, and it should be. Speed, stealth, and range are great, being able to see the battlefield with almost panoptic clarity: Priceless. http://www.afmc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123275198

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Canada Dropping Out Of NATO AEW&C Program

So wait a minute? Canada is not going to fund the multinational AWACS program but they intend to still be part of NATO and use these capabilities when needed, such as the current operation in Libya? Also, Canada is buying the … Read the rest of this entry

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