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FAST HISTORY: THE A-12 AVENGER II’s COCKPIT WAS AHEAD OF ITS TIME

Check out this awesome image of the McDonnel Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II’s cockpit concept circa the late 1980’s. The A-12, dubbed the “flying Dorito” by detractors, was most likely developed from the “Sneaky Pete” stealth flying wing penetrator concept of the early 1980’s. It is … Read the rest of this entry

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SEQUESTRATION’S SHADOW SEES CUTS IN FLIGHT HOURS, DEPLOYMENTS, FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION TEAMS

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/5/navy-clip-blue-angels-wings-if-sequester-hits/ http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/07/usa-budget-pentagon-idUSL1N0B6ME520130207 My blood is boiling over this. Am I pissed at our broken Congress and executive leadership about how they set up this perfect failure years ago? YES. But I am more upset at the Pentagon. Am I living … Read the rest of this entry

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SMASHING VIDEO OF RUSSIAN SU-33s FLYING OFF OF THE KUZNETSOV

This video brought a Tomcat tear to my eye… Seeing a heavy fighter operating off of a deck in such dramatic form makes you appreciate the Russian SU-33s while they are still around and brings back memories of American F-14s … Read the rest of this entry

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KILLER SUPER HORNET VID!

Big thanks to my buddy Dan K. for shooting this over, he always comes up with the best fast jet vids! What can I say, the man has a talent…

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MORE RAFALES!

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NEED AN INTERIM UAV SOLUTION FOR AMERICAN AIRCRAFT CARRIERS? TAKE A GOOD HARD LOOK AT THE MOTHBALLED S-3 VIKING…

                  There has been some buzz in the defense community that the US Navy should field an “interim” unmanned aircraft to deploy off of its flattops between the time that the X-47B … Read the rest of this entry

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BREAKING NEWS: THE NEXT FORD CLASS CARRIER CVN-80 WILL BE NAMED “ENTERPRISE”

This is the best news all week. Bravo to the US Navy for continuing on with the lineage of proud vessels named Enterprise! From the USS Enterprise’s Facebook page: “BREAKING NEWS…Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus has just … Read the rest of this entry

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FLAT-TOP FLY-BYS!

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X-47B LANDS ON AIRCRAFT CARRIER FOR THE FIRST TIME! -UMM SORT OF…

…2013 is just around the bend folks. If this baby is a success the Navy may get serious about reevaluating its F-35C plans. Super Hornets in “Block III” configuration and a fleet of advanced semi-autonomous UCAVs with over double the … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA JOINS THE ELITE FIXED WING AIRCRAFT CARRIER CLUB

As I discussed in my last post about China’s ongoing quest for aerospace parity with the west and naval power projection capability, the J-15 would be seen on-board the Liaoning much sooner than many thought. Some experts projections of the … Read the rest of this entry

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SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER ENTERPRISE DAMAGED IN NEW YORK

                I am so tired of saying I told you so, but this is what you get when you allow one of America’s top aerospace artifacts to be stored on top of a … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA DOES NOT SIT IDLE DEVELOPING THEIR CARRIER OPERATIONS KNOWLEDGE

Alert5.com posted these two pictures of a J-15 already conducting low approaches on China’s newly commissioned first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. China has moved at lightning speed regarding other major military programs of the last decade and I do not … Read the rest of this entry

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CARRIER BASED F-35Cs WILL HAVE TO RETURN TO THE MANUFACTURER FOR STEALTH SKIN REPAIRS

Flightglobal has a nice little piece, linked below, describing the modifications that will have to be made to America’s nuclear powered aircraft carriers so that they can support the F-35C. Interestingly enough, the ship will not have facilities for low … Read the rest of this entry

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GUEST PERSPECTIVES: DAVID CENCIOTTI DISCUSSES THE F-35 & ITS VALUE TO ITALY

This is the first installment in an exciting new feature here on Aviationintel called “Guest Perspectives.” This segment will showcase a qualified person’s opinion on a controversial defense or foreign policy issue in the usual bold and unafraid manner that … Read the rest of this entry

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THE BLACKBURN BUCCANEER!

I cannot get enough of these jets. As a kid I remember seeing them on the news rockin’ the pinkish paint during Desert Storm and thought they looked so old and brutish. They just don’t build aircraft like this anymore… … Read the rest of this entry

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