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NEWS UPDATE: FEBRUARY 27th, 2014

First of all, I will be posting a BIG announcement this weekend that will effect Aviationintel going forward in a positive way. Stay tuned for more information. Now onto the good stuff: PENTAGON ASKS PERMISSION TO RIDE ITS MOST TRUSTY STEEDS … Read the rest of this entry

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HERE COME THE CUTS: DoD BUDGET BLOODLETTING DETAILS EMERGE

Well today was somewhat of a grim day over at the Pentagon. The heydays of printing dollars in exchange for niche capabilities are over ladies and gentleman. So far we have been briefed on the overall concept, yet many exact … Read the rest of this entry

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ITALIAN F-35 WOES, WHERE IS BOEING?

The F-35 program is once again on the downward slide after a short boost from some relatively good news, including Japan’s decision to buy about 42 of the A models as well as the small high that came after the … Read the rest of this entry

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If Super Committee Fails The Effects On America’s Military Will Be Devastating

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/asd/2011/11/16/02.xml&headline=Panetta Details Budget Doomsday For Congress&channel=defense SecDef Panetta has painted a realistic and alarming picture of what the draconian spending cuts will look like in real programs if the Super committee fails to come up with a plan to curb the US’s debt. It will … Read the rest of this entry

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Marines On The PR Offensive For More MV-22s

http://defense.aol.com/2011/10/26/gen-amos-pumps-the-v-22-as-hill-weighs-multiyear/ The USMC wants to complete their original planned buy of Ospreys in the worst way. The aircraft it performing better than ever before, but at what cost per flight hour and how over saturated is the supply chain? Regardless, the V-22 … Read the rest of this entry

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Dempsey Doubts That Procuring All Three JSF Variants Is Possible: Aviationintel Has An Answer For That!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-13/dempsey-concerned-whether-u-s-can-afford-three-f-35-models.html I get a kick out of all the doubts being voiced concerning the affordability of this program, all the while nobody is putting forth alternatives or taking a hard stance against it. No wonder we are broke right? Outside of the jobs … Read the rest of this entry

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CANCELLING THE GE-F136 JSF ALTERNATIVE ENGINE: AN EXERCISE IN STUPIDITY

WHY ON EARTH should the JSF alternative engine be cancelled? We are putting all our eggs in one very fragile basket with the F-35, and now they want to make that basket have one less handle. This is so stupid. Even though the … Read the rest of this entry

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COMING SOON: REDUCED F-35 BUYS!

The Pentagon will hold on to this program with a death grip, in return congress will cut procurement numbers making them even more expensive than they already are. With fewer dollars, the program will lag even further behind then it … Read the rest of this entry

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DEFENSE UNDER THE DEFICIT GUILLOTINE

$400 BILLION is a huge number, $800 BILLION is impossible without totally reforming America’s idea of what a standing military looks like. At the $400 billion level there may be some positive and much-needed rationalization of procurement programs and wasteful spending practices, … Read the rest of this entry

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MY PROGRAM FOR REPLACING THE F-35: THE ALTERNATIVES ARE OUTSTANDING!

The DoD plans to buy about 1750 F-35As for the USAF, 340 F-35Bs and 80 F-35Cs for the USMC, and 260 F-35Cs for the USN. Given my vocal distaste for the wasteful F-35 program, I am often asked what the DoD should procure if I got my wish and the … Read the rest of this entry

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What Does Killing Bin Laden Mean For Defense Spending?

Seeing as the Bin Laden affair was orchestrated very closely with President Obama and the Director Of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta who will be filling the Secretary Of Defense position once Gates leaves office (finally and thankfully) in June, I think we will … Read the rest of this entry

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