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THE USS TRIPOLI: THE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP TURNED BALLISTIC MISSILE LAUNCH AND TRACKING PLATFORM

The USS Tripoli was first commissioned in 1966 and proudly served as an integral member of America’s “Gator Navy” for three decades. Amongst her many accomplishments were three tours off the coast of Vietnam, acting as a test carrier for the Marine’s new (at … Read the rest of this entry

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RADAR GUIDED SAM DEFENSES DEPLOYED IN THE US? YOU BET! MEET THE NASAMS…

Iam constantly reading about how Russia is deploying its newest surface to air missile system around Moscow. Every few years it sees the Kremlin is pounding its chest about the latest and greatest SAM capability, good enough to protect Russia’s … Read the rest of this entry

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SMALL BUT CRUCIAL OPPORTUNITIES & OMINOUS SIGNS OF THINGS TO COME FOR US-IRANIAN RELATIONS

First off, news came today that the American flagged cargo ship Maersk Texas was rescued by Iranian naval combatants from a swarm of marauding pirates. This happened in the Gulf of Oman, a familiar hunting ground of pirates operating out … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: May 20th, 2012

HOUSE APPROVES SALE ON NEW F-16s TO TAIWAN I have talked about this issue at great length and I am very happy to see the House Of Representatives vote for the sale of 66 late block F-16s to Taiwan. It … Read the rest of this entry

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ALLIED PACIFIC FORCES PREPARE TO SWAT NORTH KOREAN MISSILE TEST

North Korea’s asinine decision to execute a test of their ever evolving ballistic missile technology, under the guise of a “peaceful satellite launch,” is exactly the wrong move at the wrong time for the “Hermit Kingdom” to make. Now under … Read the rest of this entry

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MORE IRANIAN CONTAINMENT VIA WEAPONS ACQUISITIONS: UAE GETS BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE

UAE has purchased THAAD missile defense interceptors. This would be the first export sale of the system if I am not mistaken. The whole region is now on alert after Iran’s threats to close the Straits Of Hormuz, an action … Read the rest of this entry

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BOEING/USAF’S AIRBORNE LASER GETS ZAPPED, BUT NEW DETAILS ABOUT IT’S POSSIBLE SUCCESSOR ARE REVEALED

It is sad to see this program go, even just because of the whiz-bang nature of it, and hey lets be honest it looks really cool. I always have enjoyed explaining to people who want to know about some of the coolest weapons America has in the works that … Read the rest of this entry

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USAF Capabilities Roundup!

Robert Wall and Amy Butler give a great snapshot of the USAF’s current and future wants and needs under ever-increasing budgetary pressure. Of important note: -F-15C will NOT get an IRST for now but may possibly get a Sniper pod. … Read the rest of this entry

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