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KILLA’ VIDS!

And some Griper action!:

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HAVE BLUE (PRECURSOR TO THE F-117) IN FLIGHT FOOTAGE

I have talked about Lockheed Skunk Works’ Have Blue technology demonstrator multiple times on this site, most recently in relation to Iran’s F-313. I have never seen footage of it in flight, until now…  

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MY MESSAGE TO THE WEST CONCERNING IRAN’S F-313 “FIGHTER:” ARROGANCE CAN GET YOU KILLED

I know people are waiting for me to post a big picture by picture analysis of Iran’s unveiled “F-313” not-so-fighter fighter. I don’t think this is necessary, obviously the aircraft is questionable for many, many reasons. None-the-less I still want … Read the rest of this entry

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THE ART OF THE GAME DAY FLYOVER

The flyby is highlight of game day for me. I think the F-15 and the B-2 own this realm. The Eagle for its raw power and its place as an American icon of power and courage and the B-2 for … Read the rest of this entry

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THE F-35: RIDING ON A PILLAR OF CASH & HOT AIR

A big thanks to the good folks at Air Forces Monthly for posting this little gem on their Facebook wall this morning! It looks so wrong that it has to be right…

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CHINESE MILITARY AVIATION DEVELOPMENTS

JH-7 JAM SESSION: It looks like the “Flying Leopard” is taking on a new role as escort jammer. It is well-known that China has taken note of other nations who have used electronic warfare to even the playing field against … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: SUKHOI T-50’S BODACIOUS BOOTY

                  I love this shot of the T-50 as it shows not only the unique design of the aircraft, but also how it is evolving. Note the highly deflected thrust vectoring nozzles … 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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KILLER SUPER HORNET VID!

Big thanks to my buddy Dan K. for shooting this over, he always comes up with the best fast jet vids! What can I say, the man has a talent…

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MORE RAFALES!

http://youtu.be/fkAmcw92XPY

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CHINA BUYS TU-22 BACKFIRES?: NOT JUST THE PLANES, THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION LINE…

Our good friend David Cenciotti over at the Aviationist.com reports that China has purchased at the least a significant batch of Cold War era Tu-22 backfires from Russia, although it appears that this could actually be a deal for the … Read the rest of this entry

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PHOTO EVIDENCE: CHINA BUILDING A HEAVY LIFT C-17 LIKE TRANSPORT

                                      The Chinese dragon continues to spread its wings, this time in the form of an indigenous heavy transport aircraft that has … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS!: STEVE WYNN’S BRAND NEW G650 GETS DELIVERED AND SHE IS THE VERY FIRST OF HER KIND…

A fellow aviation photographer here in Portland, who is a master at knowing what civilian traffic is where at any given time, raced to Hillsboro Airport (about 15 miles west of Downtown Portland, where Nike has its hangar) to capture … Read the rest of this entry

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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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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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