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SKYNET COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU?: WIDE AREA AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE WILL BE A GAME CHANGER OVER THE WAR ZONE & THE HOME FRONT

I have talked about Wide Area Aerial Surveillance (WAAS) before here on Aviationintel, but after being asked about it in multiple interviews, readers’ emails and consulting engagements I think it is time to really explain why this technology matters and … Read the rest of this entry

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Plastic Zepplin

I have always thought that airships have fantastic potential on the modern battlefield, where endurance and persistence┬ácan be more important than speed. In many ways these marvels can act as mini satellites, relaying huge swathes of information over the horizon, … Read the rest of this entry

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GOOD YEAR HAS A BAD DAY…

One of Goodyear’s iconic blimps apparently caught fire after a prop strike while attempting to land in Germany, sadly the pilot died in the crash, but amazingly the 3 journalists on board survived. How the blimp got that high after … Read the rest of this entry

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