Tag Archives: J-UCAS

NEED AN INTERIM UAV SOLUTION FOR AMERICAN AIRCRAFT CARRIERS? TAKE A GOOD HARD LOOK AT THE MOTHBALLED S-3 VIKING…

                  There has been some buzz in the defense community that the US Navy should field an “interim” unmanned aircraft to deploy off of its flattops between the time that the X-47B … Read the rest of this entry

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AMERICAN WARFARE’S NEW NORMAL: DRONE WAR IN YEMEN HEATS UP AS DRONE WAR IN PAKISTAN COOLS DOWN

Posted below are two separate and very worthwhile articles about the continued use of drone strikes in foreign lands to decapitate, cripple, or simply destroy terrorist and insurgent networks. Peter Bergen writes about how the drone war in Pakistan has … 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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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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NAVY SUPER HORNETS & F-35C ARE NO MATCH FOR “FORTRESS CHINA”: BRING ON THE X-47B UCAV!

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-super-hornet-faces-emerging-anti-access-challenges-372393/ As I have been pounding away at for years now, the Super Hornet fleet is not survivable if a war were to break out with China or a bad actor who possess a modern integrated air defense system. Further, … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP JANUARY 24th, 2012!

USAF HAS GIVEN UP ON GLOBAL HAWK: http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/awx/2012/01/24/awx_01_24_2012_p0-417750.xml&channel=defense This is big news, something not only predicted here at Aviationintel but it also satisfies the opinion stated here almost a year ago. Global Hawk has been in development for well over … Read the rest of this entry

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UNMANNED UAV CARRIER LANDING TESTS PASS WITH FLYING COLORS- THIS IS HUGE FOLKS.

This is really a big deal, the test Hornet flew with almost the exact X-47B UCAS-D’s hardware and software baseline configuration and the system really worked seamlessly. Although US Navy aircraft have been able to autoland to a certain extent for decades, no pilot puts … Read the rest of this entry

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