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WOMEN IN COMBAT?

I have been hit with anĀ avalancheĀ of emails asking for my thoughts on this. I am going to make this very short- I think it’s fantastic and about time. But what about physical requirements that will have to be relaxed 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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ISRAEL DEVELOPING A STEALTH UCAV?

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/israel-working-on-low-observable-uav-379564/ I have talked about this before as it seems absolutely logical that Israel would work towards developing a low-observable UCAV to help ease its long-range deep strike and surveillance woes. In fact I think Israel has also developed other … Read the rest of this entry

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THE F-35C THE MOST DEADLY OF THE JSF VARIANTS IN THE TURNING FIGHT

New compilation of F-35B & F-35C test footage:  

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LOCKHEED’S “VARIOUS” UCAV CONCEPT REMAINS INTRIGUING

A few years back Lockheed’s VARIOUS (VTOL Advanced Reconnaissance Insertion Organic Unmanned System) UCAV emerged with a whimper as an idea, and since then it seems that it has remained just that, an idea. Yet VARIOUS looks much more far-fetched … Read the rest of this entry

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THE RIDICULOUSLY LETHAL APACHE IN ACTION

This is an unreal FLIR video, some of the best I have ever seen, of a pair of AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters engaging a whole formation of Taliban fighters. Literally these guys ran their weapons stores dry surgically taking … Read the rest of this entry

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TYLER’S 10 THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF DRONE WARFARE

1.) Drones will grow up to become droids- That’s right, autonomy is not only on the way, in many ways it exists today. Over the last decade or two, drones have been like infant children, requiring hand holding and constant … Read the rest of this entry

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UPDATE: NAVY COMES CLEAN ABOUT THE USS WASP

READ THIS FIRST: http://aviationintel.com/2012/06/20/dod-waste-why-has-the-uss-wasp-been-cut-out-of-the-combat-game/ After some fantastic reporting from Christopher Cavas over at DefenseNews.com the Navy has come forward and seemingly addressed the reason why the multi-billion dollar amphibious helicopter carrier the USS Wasp has sat on the sidelines for … Read the rest of this entry

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UNMANNED A-10 WARHOG TO BE TESTED WITH NEW JTAC INTERFACE

With the recent budgetary purging of the USAF’s A-10 Warthog fleet, it is great news to hear that at least a small amount of the abundance of hardy A-10 airframes that are about to hit the bone yard will be … Read the rest of this entry

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ENTER THE MICRO-UAV SWARMS: THE FUTURE OF LAND WARFARE MAY BE IN THE AIR

The uber-nerds over at University of Pennsylvania have created this swarm demonstration of tiny remote controlled aircraft that is pretty damn stunning to watch, as it’s relevancy to the battlefield is really limitless. Sure this appears to be a set-piece … Read the rest of this entry

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