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THE CONCURRENCY MYTH: NOW AVAILABLE IN SUPER CARRIER SIZE!

        Concurrency, in defense procurement parlance means putting something into production while the weapon system is still in testing, or not even tested really at all. The inaction of this crazy concept may be the result of … Read the rest of this entry

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FAST HISTORY: THE A-12 AVENGER II’s COCKPIT WAS AHEAD OF ITS TIME

Check out this awesome image of the McDonnel Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II’s cockpit concept circa the late 1980′s. The A-12, dubbed the ”flying Dorito” by detractors, was most likely developed from the “Sneaky Pete” stealth flying wing penetrator concept of the early 1980′s. It is … 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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FAST HISTORY: LONG BEFORE THE MQ-8 FIRE SCOUT THERE WAS THE QH-50 DASH

In the new era of unmanned combat aircraft so many “new ideas” are actually far from fresh. In fact, it is stunning to examine unmanned technologies from decades ago, and realize just how far ahead of their time they truly were. … Read the rest of this entry

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THE B-2 BOMBER OF THE SEAS: THOUGHTS ON THE ZUMWALT CLASS DESTROYER AND THE NAVY’S BROKEN PROCUREMENT STRATEGY

Earlier this month the first Zumwalt class DDG-1000 stealth destroyer was dropped into the water with some pretty decent press coverage to go along with it. I have followed this program back through three name iterations and one entire class change. Even with so much mutation it amazes me that the same … Read the rest of this entry

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ATAC BRINGS THE HEAT: PREMIER PRIVATE AGGRESSORS NOW FLYING WITH THE AIM-9 SIDEWINDER

The Airborne Tactical Advantage Company, otherwise known as ATAC, has made another large leap in the commercial adversary support marketplace with the addition of the captive training AIM-9M Sidewinder to their fleet’s quiver. In the past, ATAC pilots would only be able to … Read the rest of this entry

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AIRBORNE SEA CONTROL COMES BACK DOWN TO EARTH

Sea Control and airborne anti-surface/submarine warfare and surveillance is becoming a very hot mission set for air arms from around the world to invest into. This is especially true as “globalization” and the world’s disparate economies become more intertwined. Design it here, build … 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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BRIEFING ON SUPER HORNET ADVANCED

Here is the unclassified manufacturer brief on the Super Hornet Advanced. It gives a clear idea of what type of operational capability enhancements come with the conformal tanks, weapons pods and so on. Good info for better understanding on the program … Read the rest of this entry

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BOEING’S “ADVANCED SUPER HORNET” BUZZES INTO THE AIR FOR THE FIRST TIME

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CATCHING UP WITH NEPTUNE’S SPEAR: DECEPTICONS & CHALLENGE COINS!

A couple of house keeping issues here to add to my Stealth Blackhawk / Bin Laden Raid coverage (for all my extensive and news making coverage on this event please click here). First off Phil Bronstein’s controversial feature in Esquire Magazine “The … Read the rest of this entry

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THE LATEST FROM “NUTS,” ATAC’S FIGHTER FLYING PHOTOG

                                                                                … Read the rest of this entry

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THE ART OF THE GAME DAY FLYOVER

The flyby is highlight of game day for me. I think the F-15 and the B-2 own this realm. The Eagle for its raw power and its place as an American icon of power and courage and the B-2 for … 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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KILLER SUPER HORNET VID!

Big thanks to my buddy Dan K. for shooting this over, he always comes up with the best fast jet vids! What can I say, the man has a talent…

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