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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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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: SLANGIN’ SUPER STALLIONS SUCKLING FROM A COMBAT TALON!

                This picture makes me feel a couple of things: 1.) All warm and fuzzy due to the friendly “jointness” of this obscure endeavor. Seeing a pair of “standard issue” USMC CH-53Es Super … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: MARINE RETRO MERGE!

                        Check out this little time capsule of speed and heat! It looks like a Marine Hornet entering a close merge with an incredibly tight formation of dissimilar aggressors, in … Read the rest of this entry

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DISGRACE: NAVY’S NEW PURPOSE BUILT “F-35B CARRIER” CANNOT WITHSTAND CONTINUOUS F-35B OR MV-22 OPERATIONS

http://news.usni.org/2014/01/15/sna-2014-heat-f-35-mv-22-continue-plague-big-deck-amphibs?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sna-2014-heat-f-35-mv-22-continue-plague-big-deck-amphibs The issues with the F-35B’s exhaust gasses, and the MV-22 Osprey’s as well, damaging the decks of America’s “L class” ships is nothing new. What is new is that America’s latest amphibious assault ship, the USS America, designed without … Read the rest of this entry

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FLYOVERS ARE BACK!: NAVAIR BROUGHT THE FIRE TO GAME ONE AT FENWAY PARK

A quartet of Hornets accelerating in full burner out of the darkness as the national anthem hits its crescendo? That is what America is all about. Nicely done guys!

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OSPREY DRAGS THE BASKET

                                The folks over at team Osprey are working on proving more roles for the V-22 and tanker is one of them. They are testing the … 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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GO ASK ALIS!: THE F-35 IS ABOUT TO GO “FICTIONALLY OPERATIONAL” WOEFULLY UNPREPARED

The USMC is fielding its first “operational” squadron of F-35Bs at MCAS Yuma as I am writing this, although in reality the truth is very far from the headlines. Testing has not even reached the half-way point on the JSF … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE F-35B’S PORTHOLES

              It maybe common but is sure ain’t simple… *Photo via Lockheed Martin

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THE BACK AND FORTH OSPREY SAFETY DEBATE CONTINUES TO HEAT UP

If you read the links posted below in order you will get a clear picture of the current “enhanced” controversy surrounding the V-22 Osprey Program. One ex-general paints a picture of damning coverups, then a USAF engineer slams that general … Read the rest of this entry

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THE F-35C THE MOST DEADLY OF THE JSF VARIANTS IN THE TURNING FIGHT

New compilation of F-35B & F-35C test footage:  

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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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JARHEAD HEROISM: EVERY MARINE A RIFLEMAN AND A PATRIOT AT CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGHANISTAN

War is a pretty damn depressing thing. Is the technology, strategy and politics related to warfare extremely interesting? Yes. But the fact that some talented Americans, both young and old, who head overseas to foreign lands to fight our battles … Read the rest of this entry

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ATTACK ON CAMP LEATHERNECK – BASTION CLAIMS LIVES AND ATTACK JETS

Friday’s coordinated assault on Camp Leatheneck / Camp Bastion, located in the hostile Helmund Province of Southern Afghanistan, by Taliban commandos dressed as US Army personnel and toting suicide vests and RPGs, claimed the lives of two Marines and apparently six … Read the rest of this entry

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TOMORROW WILL BE A VERY TOUGH DAY FOR AMERICAN EMBASSY STAFF

For some the riots throughout the Middle East are a clear result of eight years of the Bush Administrations heavy-handed policy in the region while others take them as a glaring sign of failure in regards to the gentler, more … Read the rest of this entry

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