Tag Archives: DoD

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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TOTAL CRAP: THE F-35 “NEWS BROCHURE” ON 60 MINUTES

What the hell has happened to 60 Minutes? The name of the story was “Is The F-35 Worth It,” yet I really heard no debate in regards to that question whatsoever. What I did hear and see was an ill-informed reporter getting a look into the military’s … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 FLOUNDERS ON WHILE ESSENTIAL F-16 UPGRADE PROGRAM MAY GET AXED

More of the same from the DoD and USAF regarding borrowing from their existing fighter fleet’s capability to pay for their Death Star of boondoggles, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. There is a new information out highlighting the continuing “teething … 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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MORE JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER NEWS: PROGRESS IS A RELATIVE TERM WHEN IT COMES TO ALL THINGS F-35

One of the other major issues with the F-35, its super cool but super finicky advanced helmet mounted display, is going to finally get the testing attention it desperately needs as program officials are designating one F-35 exclusively for helmet … Read the rest of this entry

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ROMNEY PLEDGES TO RESTART F-22 RAPTOR PRODUCTION

Yes Mr. Romney, but if you get your chance don’t simply build more F-22s, build better F-22s with longer range and more weapons carriage capability. The F/B-22, with its persistence and multirole potential, is the weapon America needs to dominate … Read the rest of this entry

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SOON TO BE TELL-ALL AUTHOR AND FORMER SEAL TEAM SIX CHIEF IDENTIFIED

The SEAL Team Six operator who was a team leader and one of the first SEAL’s through that third floor bedroom door on the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden has co-penned the upcoming tell-all book “No Easy Day” has … Read the rest of this entry

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THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS OPSEC EDUCATION FUND & OPERATION NEPTUNE SPEAR: IS OBAMA GETTING “SWIFTBOATED?”

A group of ex-special forces operators and intelligence folks have apparently joined together to create a group that is focused on showcasing the Obama Administration’s supposed use of sensitive operational and intelligence details for political gain. They have raised over … Read the rest of this entry

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FOLLOW UP: COMMENTARY ON APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTERS SEEN USING HELLFIRE MISSILES TO TAKE OUT SMALL GROUPS OF PERSONNEL

http://aviationintel.com/2012/08/02/the-ridiculously-lethal-apache-in-action/ In the video re-posted above that I put up a few days ago depicting a pair of AH-64D Longbow Apache attack helicopters decimating a whole formation of Taliban fighters maneuvering on friendly forces, the Apaches shown use AGM-114 Hellfire … Read the rest of this entry

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CASE CLOSED?: RAPTOR’S OXYGEN WOES CAUSED BY FAULTY COMBAT EDGE VEST AND BREATHABLE OXYGEN VOLUME

The USAF and DoD have hung their helmet on the conclusion that the Raptor’s hypoxia issues stem from the volume of oxygen delivered to the Raptor pilots during maneuvers and especially from the Combat Edge vest, and its associated valve … Read the rest of this entry

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ASTONISHING MUST WATCH VIDEO!: SEE THE F-35s AVIONICS SUITE IN ACTION

This is a fantastic video posted over at Engaget featuring the F-35 unclassified simulator and how all the sensors fuse together to create a truly point and click fighter jet. Keep in mind that aside from the F-35’s low radar … Read the rest of this entry

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FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS FROM F-35 DRIVERS:

The Joint Strike Fighter Team was alive and well at Fanborough, they even unleashed a couple of its key test pilots to talk to the media about their impressions of the jet. Keep in mind that these folks are an … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 NEWS UPDATE!: June 28th, 2012

F-35’s DISTRIBUTED APERTURE SYSTEM & APG-81 RADAR DETECTS & TRACKS BALLISTIC MISSILES What an amazing capability serious growth potential, not just in the F-35 but in other manned and unmanned platforms as well! —————————————————————————————————————— NEW WEAPON FOR F-35 MAY BE … Read the rest of this entry

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ISRAELI STEALTH HELICOPTER TRANSPORTS & OTHER THOUGHTS

Over the last few months there has been some talk about the possibility that Israel is using the same low-observable modified H-60 Blackhawks used in to the now infamous raid on the Bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan over a … Read the rest of this entry

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