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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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SAD PHOTOS: SEA SHADOW FINALLY GETS SCRAPPED

Some awesome but sad pics found and sent over by Aviationintel reader Nicolae Sinu depict a horrific scene- one of the most fascinating vessels of the Cold War, the Lockheed Skunk Work’s stealthy Sea Shadow, being scrapped while still cocooned … Read the rest of this entry

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LASER PHALANX IS EVOLVING

Laser Phalanx is well on its way to becoming an operationally useful tool. Directed energy weapons are the holy grail of Close In Weapon Systems, and once they mature they could replace everything from the Navy’s current 20mm gatling gun … Read the rest of this entry

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US NAVY LOSES GLOBAL HAWK BAMS-D TESTBED ON THE SAME WEEK NORTHROP-GRUMMAN PLANS TO UNVEIL IT’S PRODUCTION CONFIGURATION MQ-4C

Not the best news for the good men and women over at Northrop Grumman. The Global Hawk program has been through a tumultuous 2012 so far with the USAF opting to hangar it’s fleet of Block 30 Global Hawks, instead … Read the rest of this entry

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THE FUTURE IS WITHIN REACH: X-47B RETRACTS GEAR & CRUISES

The most promising and far reaching “white” drone program running in the US just took another leap in testing.

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THOUGHTS ON AVIATION WEEK’S SCATHING NARRATIVE ON THE FREEDOM CLASS LCS AND POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES TO IT

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_05_09_2012_p0-456228.xml&p=1 We know the LCS concept is both controversial and marred with strange capability gaps and quality control issues, but the piece linked above, written by Michael Fabey over at Aviation Week, really gives us a raw view into this … Read the rest of this entry

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INSEPARABLE TO THE END: TWO COLD WAR TREASURES, SEA SHADOW & THE HUGHES MINING BARGE, MAY FACE THE SCRAPPER’S TORCH

I am flabbergasted, stunned really, that an air and space museum, such as the USS Midway in San Diego, has not snapped up the legendary Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1) and the Lockheed Sea Shadow (IX-529) from the US Navy for … Read the rest of this entry

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Russian Carrier Group Docks In Tartus, Syria

Russia’s aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” and its supporting flotilla docked in the strategic Russian logistics port of Tartus, Syria. The Kuznetsov’s visit to Tartus, although planned some time ago, has sent a clear message to a country, and a region, … Read the rest of this entry

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US NAVY PROVED THAT THEIR SHIPS WERE VULNERABLE TO SWARM ATTACKS

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/12/washington/12navy.html This fascinating piece about a war game held by the USN to test their resilience to swarm or pack style attacks by small boats was sent in to me by a valued reader. The results of this exercise were … Read the rest of this entry

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