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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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CHINA BUYS TU-22 BACKFIRES?: NOT JUST THE PLANES, THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION LINE…

Our good friend David Cenciotti over at the Aviationist.com reports that China has purchased at the least a significant batch of Cold War era Tu-22 backfires from Russia, although it appears that this could actually be a deal for the … Read the rest of this entry

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SATELLITE IMAGERY: ISRAEL’S PINPOINT STRIKE CENTERED ON SHIPPING CONTAINERS AT YARMOUK WEAPONS FACILITY, SUDAN

              *Be sure to read these recent Aviationintel posts on this evolving story for necessary background and reference: http://aviationintel.com/2012/10/25/israel-strikes-sudan-rockets-fly-from-gaza-into-israeli-territory/ http://aviationintel.com/2012/10/26/some-thoughts-on-the-isreali-raid-on-khartum-weapons-factory/ Satellite images are beginning to trickle out depicting the Yarmouk Weapons Factory before and … 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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NEXT GENERATION BOMBER GETS ELEVATED BY OBAMA HIMSELF UNDER DEFENSE RESTRUCTURING PLAN

This is great news for the incredibly relevant 2018 / Next Generation / B-3 Bomber. Under a President Obama and SecDef Panetta future defense plan, a lighter and smarter military will set it’s gaze toward the Pacific. This is an … Read the rest of this entry

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HEADS UP TO THE UK MoD: DON’T RETIRE THIS AIRCRAFT!

The MoD has been on a retiring binge the last couple of years, but the Tornado GR4 has really come into its own, can the Typhoon really replace the GR4’s dual crewed deep strike capability??? http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2011/06/21/358501/paris-raf-crew-hail-tornado-gr4s-performance-over.html

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