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WORST RUSE EVER?: IRAN “UNVEILS” NEW STEALTH FIGHTER

A fiberglass mockup, or at best a kit built level of complexity technology demonstrator (I doubt it is even flyable but see the BD-10 for a loose comparison) and video of an RC airplane? Wow Iran. After a good laugh … Read the rest of this entry

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UPDATE!: COMBAT EDGE VEST WORN BY F-22 PILOTS PULLED FROM FLIGHT

Although the USAF has admitted that the Combat Edge vests worn by F-22 pilots are not alone the cause of the Raptor’s life support issues, it has found that they could be a contributing factor. In response the Air Force  … Read the rest of this entry

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PUT A SPOON IN YOUR CURRY, THE TYPHOON’S CHANCES ARE FINISHED IN INDIA

A massive last-ditch effort by the Eurofighter partner nations to get the Indians to give the Typhoon another look under a revised, apparently cheaper proposal, has been denied by the Indian Government. Apparently procuring and operating the EF2000 instead of … Read the rest of this entry

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SECONDHAND LIONS: Israel Eyes Surplus US F-15s… Again. The USAF Could Learn A Thing Or Two From The IDF.

This story has surfaced once again, mainly surrounding the IAF’s interest in acquiring used US F-15A/B/C/Ds. This is not a new idea. Back in the early 90’s Israel took delivery of a batch of freshly retired F-15C/Ds which is considered a very smart purchase in retrospect. … Read the rest of this entry

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Retired General Slam’s F-35B, But Does He See The Big Picture?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-03/lockheed-s-f-35-costs-rose-64-over-decade-in-rich-man-s-world-.html There is nothing new in this piece that I have not beaten like a dead horse already, but retired USAF general, and fellow Oregonian, Tony McPeak’s comments in this piece were very interesting. McPeak obviously is a bleached-in-blue Air Force man who has been out of the game for … Read the rest of this entry

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“I CAN’T DRIVE 55”- DISPERSED HIGHWAY OPS!

I have always been fascinated with dispersed tactical operations, especially when they include landing and taking off from highways and roadways. With this in mind here you go guys!: http://youtu.be/Ave-UBbZ4-w    

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F-16s For Iraq: Good News For The F-16 Line And The US

I am a BIG fan of keeping the F-16 line warm so that the US has a hardware option if the F-35 gets cut. Even if we use our dwindling borrowing power to help Iraq buy these jets it’s a … Read the rest of this entry

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Cold War Style Scramble On U2 Off The Coast Of Taiwan!

http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=172627&ctNode=445

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Departing From Controlled Flight Below 5k and living to talk about it!

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The Chengdu J-20: CHINA’S BLACK DRAGON RISES WHILE AMERICA’S RAPTOR FALLS

We truly live in amazing times. If you were to tell me a decade ago that China would have developed its own indigenous stealth fighter I would have laughed and asked what straight to VHS sci-fi video they saw that plot on. … Read the rest of this entry

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TOPGUN: The Best Of Times…

The summer of 1991 was really the hi-point of NAVAIR, they “won” the Cold War, they kicked Saddam’s ass and the “peace dividend” cutbacks had not begun. This video shows Miramar in full swing with F-16Ns, F-5s, and A-4s on the … Read the rest of this entry

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