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TEARING IT UP DOWN LOW OVER ARIZONA IN THE AV-8B HARRIER!

Only 10 views on this baby when I found it on YouTube, watch it explode now that the cat is out of the bag. Damn guys… I love Harriers. UPDATE: Wait there is more naughty AV-8B videos to be seen!:

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LOCKHEED’S “VARIOUS” UCAV CONCEPT REMAINS INTRIGUING

A few years back Lockheed’s VARIOUS (VTOL Advanced Reconnaissance Insertion Organic Unmanned System) UCAV emerged with a whimper as an idea, and since then it seems that it has remained just that, an idea. Yet VARIOUS looks much more far-fetched … Read the rest of this entry

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JARHEAD HEROISM: EVERY MARINE A RIFLEMAN AND A PATRIOT AT CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGHANISTAN

War is a pretty damn depressing thing. Is the technology, strategy and politics related to warfare extremely interesting? Yes. But the fact that some talented Americans, both young and old, who head overseas to foreign lands to fight our battles … Read the rest of this entry

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GUEST PERSPECTIVES: DAVID CENCIOTTI DISCUSSES THE F-35 & ITS VALUE TO ITALY

This is the first installment in an exciting new feature here on Aviationintel called “Guest Perspectives.” This segment will showcase a qualified person’s opinion on a controversial defense or foreign policy issue in the usual bold and unafraid manner that … Read the rest of this entry

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ATTACK ON CAMP LEATHERNECK – BASTION CLAIMS LIVES AND ATTACK JETS

Friday’s coordinated assault on Camp Leatheneck / Camp Bastion, located in the hostile Helmund Province of Southern Afghanistan, by Taliban commandos dressed as US Army personnel and toting suicide vests and RPGs, claimed the lives of two Marines and apparently six … 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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BRITISH INVASION: THE HARRIER GR9s HAVE ARRIVED AT AMARG

                                            This is a special story for me because I wrote about it in one of the first posts … Read the rest of this entry

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FANTASTIC VIDEO SHOWCASING WHAT WAS RAF HARRIER PROWESS

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A MUST READ: MARINE HERO MAJ. ERIC GRUNKE’S ACCOUNT OF SAVING A DOWNED F-15E PILOT’S LIFE IN LIBYA

This is a great first hand account of what a well trained dedicated Marine Aviator can do when things get hot. A case that proves the saying: It’s not the aircraft that wins the fight, it’s the man sitting in … Read the rest of this entry

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SEA BASING’S ANCESTOR: THE FORGOTTEN COMMERCIAL FREIGHTER “AIRCRAFT CARRIERS” OF THE FALKLANDS WAR

Many people know about the Harrier’s exploits during “Operation Corporate,” the UK’s offensive to reclaim the Falkland Islands in 1982. The two Royal Navy carriers that played a key role in countering Argentina’s air force, which outnumbered the Royal Navy’s … 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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MARINES SET SAIL WITH HARRIERS ARMED WITH AIM-120 AMRAAMs

This has been a long time in the making. When the AV-8B+ received the APG-65 radar from its Legacy F/A-18 brethren after they upgraded to the more advanced APG-73 radar set, it was somewhat of a given that the aircraft would … Read the rest of this entry

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UPDATE: 72 UK Harriers & Parts Sold For $182M! Thats $2.5M A Jet!

This was the bargain of a century! They should have sold us their fantastic pilots too! http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-harrier-fleet-sold-as-115-million-worth-of-spare-parts-365277/ More about my strong belief that this deal was absolutely critical for the USMC’s future: http://aviationintel.com/?p=3849 In an aviationintel piece I did laying out “my plan” for replacing the … Read the rest of this entry

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As Pitched Here & To Congress Months Ago: The Marines Will Be FLYING Ex-RAF Harrier GR9s

Here is my original letter to congress & the DoD written right after the RAF Harriers were retired and posted here in April: http://aviationintel.com/?p=347 This was before there was any mention what so ever about a possible RAF Harrier buy. In fact if I … Read the rest of this entry

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Yak-141 “Freestyle”- The F-35B Was Born In Moscow

People look at the F-35B and see an ultra modern transformer of sorts, with massive doors that open up and an articulated exhaust tube that seems to warp downward unnaturally on command. The next thing you know the 5th generation stealth fighter is … Read the rest of this entry

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