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TYNDALL RAPTOR’S WILD RIDE!

Check out this incredible plot and track from Flightaware.com that a valued reader sent me! One hell of a journey for this multi-hundred-million-dollar jet! Usually these flights are concealed from the Flightaware database, but sometimes military traffic shows up for … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINESE AIR COMBAT UPDATE: J-20’S WACKY RAILS & TERMINATOR FLANKERS

A couple things here I want to approach. First off, as predicted here months ago (with the help of my readers) the J-20’s is going through weapons bay trials, which will inevitably lead up to some type of test launch. … Read the rest of this entry

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EXERCISE WESTERN ZEPHYR: RAF TYPHOONS IN VIRGININA TO PLAY WITH RAPTORS

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/typhoons-blow-into-langley-29012013 Oh no! Prepare for a blizzard of idiotic and childish “expert” reporting about how the Typhoon was able to “swat the Raptor out of the sky” on a few totally ambiguous occasions. This type of thing is a huge … Read the rest of this entry

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AS HIGHLIGHTED ON THIS SITE AS A THREAT FOR YEARS: CHINA’S CONVERTED SURPLUS FIGHTER DRONE FORCE EYEBALLED FROM SPACE

                In many of my posts on China, their emerging hardware and their military strategy in the region as a whole, I have discussed some “unconventional” tactics that the Chinese military has developed … Read the rest of this entry

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ANOTHER RAPTOR FALLS TO EARTH

The USAF has lost another of its precious F-22 Raptors this week. The jet went down a couple of miles from the end of the Runway at Tyndall AFB in Florida, with the pilot ejecting to safety. No word yet … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA RISING: SHENYANG J-21 / J-31 / F-60 FIRST FLIGHT (UPADTED WITH NEW PICTURES!)

UPDATE! NEW PICTURES-                                                                           … Read the rest of this entry

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AVIATIONINTEL’S CONCLUSION TO “THE GREAT MRAP DEBATE”: WAR IS REALLY F*#KING EXPENSIVE

http://www.warisboring.com/2012/10/02/aol-defense-the-great-mrap-debate-are-blast-resistant-vehicles-worth-it/ Davis Axe, who actually survived a roadside bomb attack, has an interesting piece posted about the “hindsight” effectiveness of the controversial Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) war-wagons that were rushed into service under SecDef Gates in an effort to cut … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: July 20th, 2012

THE SURGE IN AFGHANISTAN IS OVER, NOW WHAT? The 30,000+ troop surge ordered by the Obama Administration almost two years ago has concluded amongst increasingly daring attacks on coalition troops and assets by Taliban forces in the region. With the … Read the rest of this entry

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GAME CHANGER?: CHINA’S F-35 (F-60 / J-21 / J-31 / FLATBED FIGHTER) EMERGES!

                                            It looks as if the F-60, aka the J-21, aka the “Flatbed Fighter,” China’s lower-end answer to the … 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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NO FLY ZONE OVER SYRIA: GOOD IDEA OR BAD IDEA?

http://news.yahoo.com/paris-backs-syria-no-fly-zone-fighting-grows-213116490.html http://defensetech.org/2012/08/20/report-syrian-rebels-acquire-stingers/ The situation in Syria is abysmal, both from a humanitarian and regional security standpoint. We know that both rotory and fixed wing military aircraft are being used to quell the growing resistance against the Assad Regime. In regards … Read the rest of this entry

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UPDATE ON THE F-15 GOLDEN EAGLE / F-22 RAPTOR AIR DOMINANCE TEAM

New details have emerged last week pertaining to the F-22’s and F-15’s evolution. The 3rd FW’s F-22A Raptors, equipped with the latest “3.1” software upgrade, have released GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs in mass during Exercise Combat Hammer, which took place … Read the rest of this entry

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FIFTH GENERATION FIRST DROPS & LAUNCHES: F-35 DROPS A 1,000lb JDAM & SUPERSONIC F-22 FIRES AIM-9X

America is knee deep in 5th generation fighter test and evaluation endeavors and both events are great news for their perspective programs.

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UPDATE: THE F-22 COMMUNITY SHOULD STAND UP FOR THEMSELVES AND COUNTER LUFTWAFFE BOASTING AND SUPERFICIAL DEFENSE REPORTING

I very recently addressed the childish buzz in defense circles about the F-22 being “shot down” a handful of times by Luftwaffe Eurofighters during recent multi-national air combat training exercise in Alaska. Sadly these hyped up and superficial reports, that … Read the rest of this entry

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IN RESPONSE TO REPORTS OF SIMULATED F-22 RAPTOR KILLS BY GERMAN EUROFIGHTERS

I have received a ton of email asking me to comment on the reports that the German Eurofighters sacked numerous F-22s during recent dissimilar air combat training (DACT) and Red Flag Alaska exercises. Both the EF2000 and the F-22 are … Read the rest of this entry

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