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DEAR USMC: YOU ARE GETTING YOUR F-35B, NOW GET THE VERY MOST OUT OF IT

After my recent piece about the Navy’s new LHA “America” class of amphibious assault ship’s inadequate thermal protection built into its flight deck, I think it is time for the Marine Corps, and the “Gator Navy,” to get serious about getting the most out of … Read the rest of this entry

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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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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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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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HARRIERS TO GET MODULAR ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE AND ATTACK POD

It’s amazing how much attention the AV-8B is getting all of a sudden. It started with the AIM-120 AMRAAM integration, then spearheading the US’s sea-born tactical fighter component of Operation “Odyssey Dawn” over Libya, then they resurfaced in an odd attack on a key terrorist … Read the rest of this entry

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HITCH A RIDE ON A HARRIER!

It is AMAZING how tight the decks are on our LHDs. When you are standing there in person, you ask yourself “how in the HELL do the Harriers operate off of this little strip!?!” Well now you will see what … Read the rest of this entry

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