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UNMANNED GAME CHANGER: AUTONOMOUS AERIAL REFUELING IS A REALITY

The emerging capability to refuel drones in flight will make even more of an impact than the ability to do so with manned platforms, a practice that began at the dawn of the jet age some 60+ years ago. Nowhere … Read the rest of this entry

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RECENT INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BATCHELOR

John Batchelor Show: Ty’s 10 Thoughts On The Future Of Drone Warfare Although I do John’s show about weekly, this interview was quite a challenge. The goal was to get through all ten topics from my essay “Tyler’s 10 Thoughts … 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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X-37B RETURNS HOME AFTER 469 DAYS IN ORBIT: SO WHAT WAS IT DOING UP THERE FOR OVER A YEAR?

After a ton of emails requesting a post on this topic and subsequent deep analysis featuring large applications of deductive reasoning and a splash of creativity I have come up with absolutely no definitive answer as what the X-37B has … 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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Lots Of Chatter About The DARPA/BOEING DiscRotor Concept Lately

I am not sure what the spike is all about, I wonder if they have a prototype in testing. The technology seems very interesting, although I am surprised they can get that much dead lift out of the those short … Read the rest of this entry

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Quick Global Strike Is Becoming A Reality

What an awesome capability this would be to have in America’s portfolio. It’s all¬†about time sensitive¬†targeting these days, and a convention global strike capability would literally allow commanders at the Pentagon to take out any target, anywhere in the world, … Read the rest of this entry

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