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LAUGHABLE: AMAZON CEO PIMPS DRONE DELIVERY WITHOUT TELLING VIEWERS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE

Last night on 60 Minutes I watched Jeff Bezos, the creator or Amazon, “unveil” their new concept for drone delivery. Yes you heard right, DRONE DELIVERY. He says it could be ready for prime time in a few years. Are you … Read the rest of this entry

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EDITORIAL OF THE MONTH!: SIX MYTHS ABOUT DRONE WARFARE YOU PROBABLY BELIEVE

“Six Myths About Drone Warfare You Probably Believe” is the best first person account of life as a “man in the loop” drone operator I have ever read. Additionally, it totally jives with the candid discussions I have had with those who live and … Read the rest of this entry

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INTERVIEW ON LARS LARSON NATION RADIO PROGRAM

Had a nice quick hit on Lars today. Good to be getting back into the saddle. This is also a nice piece that will pair with tonight’s exclusive post and my coming article on the realities of unmanned capabilities. Have a … Read the rest of this entry

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HUGE PLUG: “RISE OF THE DRONES” TO AIR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23rd ON NOVA!

I spent dozens of hours consulting with the producers of this documentary, literally taking them through almost every aspect of drone warfare and unmanned combat aircraft, including their evolution, ways of operation, specific differences in capabilities amongst the types in … Read the rest of this entry

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SKYNET COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU?: WIDE AREA AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE WILL BE A GAME CHANGER OVER THE WAR ZONE & THE HOME FRONT

I have talked about Wide Area Aerial Surveillance (WAAS) before here on Aviationintel, but after being asked about it in multiple interviews, readers’ emails and consulting engagements I think it is time to really explain why this technology matters and … Read the rest of this entry

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE PARODIES AMERICA’S LOVE OF DRONE WARFARE

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HORNET MODEL PACKS ELABORATE CRUISE MISSILES OR DRONES FOR WIND TUNNEL TESTS?

                  I found this image in a museums online archives. Obviously it is from some time ago. I have no clue what those missiles/drones are underneath its wings but they sure do … Read the rest of this entry

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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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DRONE MARKET WILL RETRACT… BEFORE IT EXPLODES.

Boeing says that the unmanned aircraft market will shrink by 20% following 2014, around the time Afghanistan is supposed to wrap up for the US for the most part. Although I think this is probably true, I do believe that … Read the rest of this entry

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UCAV FEVER IS SPREADING

Poland has officially announced that they will be replacing their rapidly aging SU-22 jets with armed drones. Meanwhile, Germany’s Defense Minister has stated that the country should get over its historically perceived moral reservations concerning armed drones and should proceed … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: August 2nd, 2012

LOCKMART LOOKS TOWARD ITS EMPLOYEES TO CUT BALLOONING F-35 COSTS This is not only a good idea, it is a proven one. About a half decade or so ago the Joint Strike Fighter, namely the F-35B, was so over weight … 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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US NAVY LOSES GLOBAL HAWK BAMS-D TESTBED ON THE SAME WEEK NORTHROP-GRUMMAN PLANS TO UNVEIL IT’S PRODUCTION CONFIGURATION MQ-4C

Not the best news for the good men and women over at Northrop Grumman. The Global Hawk program has been through a tumultuous 2012 so far with the USAF opting to hangar it’s fleet of Block 30 Global Hawks, instead … Read the rest of this entry

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WHY IS THE STEALTHY F-117 NIGHTHAWK STILL FLYING?

I am trying to catch up with reader requests and one common strain of emails pertains to questions surrounding why the F-117 Nighthawk, America’s first stealth attack aircraft, is still flying around the Nellis Range Complex years after it’s official … Read the rest of this entry

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