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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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THE AURORA MYTH & BEYOND: JOHN BATCHELOR INTERVIEW

JBS-AURORA & BEYOND John has the smartest material on talk radio today. I highly recommend you tune in to his show if it is syndicated in your area (if you live in NYC he is live on WABC) or download … Read the rest of this entry

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X-47B GOES TO SEA

Care to think twice about continuing with this F-35 charade? And this is the technology we are allowed to see today, not what really exists in the black world. More on this very soon, and yes I did read Aviationweek’s recent … Read the rest of this entry

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IT COULD HAVE BEEN: THE RF-117 RECONNAISSANCE NIGHTHAWK

Shortly after the massive success of the F-117A Nighthawk during the Operation Desert Storm, Congress and Lockheed moved together to support buying 24 more F-117s that would be primarily configured as reconnaissance platforms. The jet would have additional cockpit interfaces … Read the rest of this entry

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TALONS & TIGERS: THE T-38 FAMILY IN ACTION!

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VINTAGE VIDEO: F-5 FREEDOM FIGHTER DOWN LOW IN THE SNOW!

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AMERICAN WARFARE’S NEW NORMAL: DRONE WAR IN YEMEN HEATS UP AS DRONE WAR IN PAKISTAN COOLS DOWN

Posted below are two separate and very worthwhile articles about the continued use of drone strikes in foreign lands to decapitate, cripple, or simply destroy terrorist and insurgent networks. Peter Bergen writes about how the drone war in Pakistan has … 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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IS THE USAF A NEXT GENERATION BOMBER BELIEVER BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALREADY PROVED IT’S WORTH?

It seems that the USAF’s Next Generation Bomber (NGB) program is finally building steam, yet there appears to be very little coal available to throw on the fire. In other words it sounds like the DoD wants to move forward … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP JANUARY 18th, 2012!

SAUDI ARABIA MAY BE SEEKING NUCLEAR WEAPONS: I have talked about the looming nuclear arms race on the Arabian Peninsula vis-a-vis Iran for some time now. I have gotten mail from many saying that is a theoretical opinion, well this … Read the rest of this entry

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RQ-170 SENTINEL ORIGINS PART II: THE GRANDSON OF “TACIT BLUE”

PLEASE READ RQ-170 ORIGINS PART I FOR FULL CONTEXT BEFORE CONTINUING ON: My first piece on the ancestry of the RQ-170 Sentinel, America’s secret unmanned stealthy sensor truck of choice, got a lot of traffic and was the topic of … Read the rest of this entry

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NEXT GENERATION BOMBER GETS ELEVATED BY OBAMA HIMSELF UNDER DEFENSE RESTRUCTURING PLAN

This is great news for the incredibly relevant 2018 / Next Generation / B-3 Bomber. Under a President Obama and SecDef Panetta future defense plan, a lighter and smarter military will set it’s gaze toward the Pacific. This is an … Read the rest of this entry

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Will The MoD Sell The Indians Their ASTOR R1s?

The UK MoD is getting rid of them just as the IAF is looking for them, sounds like a match made in heaven. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/india-eyeing-airborne-surveillance-and-reconnaissance-radars/articleshow/10690095.cms

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B-2 Spirit Costs $130k AN HOUR To Fly!?!?!?

GOOD LORD that is one expensive aircraft to operate, maybe the highest ever? Still, it would take over 15,000hrs of flight time to actually spend more on operating the B-2 then what they originally cost! Freedom aint cheap I guess… … Read the rest of this entry

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It Could Have Been: Sometimes The Better Design Doesn’t Win…

The YF-23, although being less representative of its production configuration than the YF-22 at the time of the flyoff, was faster and more stealthy by a substantial margin over the YF-22. The aircraft demonstrated blistering fast supercuise, and superior 360 degree stealth, although it … Read the rest of this entry

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