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IT COULD HAVE BEEN: LOCKHEED’S FORGOTTEN SENIOR PEG STEALTH BOMBER

Hey guys! I mentioned earlier in the week that I had a big announcement to make, so here goes- I have been hired on to the Gawker team to be a military technology editor for a subsite of their incredibly … Read the rest of this entry

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TOTAL CRAP: THE F-35 “NEWS BROCHURE” ON 60 MINUTES

What the hell has happened to 60 Minutes? The name of the story was “Is The F-35 Worth It,” yet I really heard no debate in regards to that question whatsoever. What I did hear and see was an ill-informed reporter getting a look into the military’s … Read the rest of this entry

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ACCORDING TO THE SKUNK WORKS, TOMORROW’S FIGHTER IS, UM… THE NORTHROP YF-23?

So I was getting caught up on youtube aviation videos and I came across this Lockheed Martin Skunk Works promo video. They show multiple systems in development or in the conceptual phase, including my personal favorite, the VARIOUS UCAV. Then … Read the rest of this entry

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LOCKHEED SKUNKWORKS MAKES A PITCH FOR THE SR-72?!?!

Aviation Week’s Guy Norris dropped a pretty huge story Friday about a follow-on of sorts, but not really, to the legendary SR-71 Blackbird.  Lamely named the SR-72 for marketing’s sake, this machine will be unmanned, capable of mach 6 speeds, have about … Read the rest of this entry

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RUSSIAN ROULETTE DoD STYLE: RETIRE ANYTHING TO PROTECT THE F-35 “PROGRAM”

I have gotten a ton of email with various articles attached talking about how plans are in the works to retire a whole slew of “legacy” (ie front line) aircraft types in a desperate attempt to protect the most flawed … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: LARGE FLYING WING DRONE SPOTTED AT PLANT 42

This picture was taken from a pilot passing through Palmdale about a 16 months ago. What appears is a large flying wing type unmanned aircraft with a dorsal intake. The wingspan appears to be right around seventy feet. The aircraft … Read the rest of this entry

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INTERVIEW ON LARS LARSON NATION RADIO PROGRAM

Had a nice quick hit on Lars today. Good to be getting back into the saddle. This is also a nice piece that will pair with tonight’s exclusive post and my coming article on the realities of unmanned capabilities. Have a … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: NAKED LIGHTNING

Brandon Thetford posted this solid snap of a partially painted F-35 jetting out of Fort Worth over at Airfighters.com. Of special note is the composite blended form that is the diverterless supersonic inlet on the F-35. You can see more of … Read the rest of this entry

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LOCKHEED UNVEILS THEIR UNCLASS CONCEPT: “SENTINEL PRIME?”

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/uclass.html Such a poor time to introduce expensive and cutting edge new potential weapons systems, but none-the-less Lockheed’s “Sea Ghost” design that will compete with the likes of Northrop Grumman’s X-47 based design, Boeing’s Phantom Ray and General Atomic’s Sea … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE: USAF AGGRESSORS FLY WITH IRST POD

                    It appears that the USAF is getting very serious about the passive detection threat posed by modern infra-red search and track (IRST) systems, most notably against aircraft optimized for minimal … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35’S DAS DETECTS TANK & AAA FIRE, SHOWS INCREDIBLE PROMISE ACROSS A WIDE ARRAY OF POTENTIAL PLATFORMS

The most exciting part of the F-35 program is the aircraft’s unique “Distributed Aperture System” which provides an almost panoptic sphere of situational awareness around the jet at both short and medium ranges. In the video above the manufacturer claims … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE: DID AN RQ-170 SENTINEL CRASH IN 2008 NEAR NEEDLES, CA RESULT IN THE DRONE’S SELF DESTRUCT SYSTEM BEING REMOVED?

                Oh boy, here we go… I have to state that this information has come to me from a very good source and from another I blew off a year ago, so much … Read the rest of this entry

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NEW RQ-170 SENTINEL PICTURES FROM IRANIAN VIDEO EMERGE

                                                                          Also, here are … Read the rest of this entry

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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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IRAN POSTS FULL DOCUMENTARY ABOUT RQ-170 SENTINEL CAPTURE INCLUDING PICTURES FROM ITS RECOVERY!

In need someone to translate this video. Please email me: Aviationintel@gmail.com

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