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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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AMERICA’S NEXT BOMBER: A TRAGICALLY FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY

The blossoming, yet at the same time shadowy, saga that has become America’s next long-range bomber, now known as Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B), continues to gain steam, although it has yet to be determined if the current economic investment being … Read the rest of this entry

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FOLLOWUP: EXERCISE GEIGER FURY SHORT FIELD NIGHT OPS ON TINIAN ISLAND

Full original Aviationintel story on this most aggressive of training events: http://aviationintel.com/2012/05/25/geiger-fury-2012-marine-air-group-12-trains-for-expeditionary-warfare-in-the-pacific/  

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NAVY SUPER HORNETS & F-35C ARE NO MATCH FOR “FORTRESS CHINA”: BRING ON THE X-47B UCAV!

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-super-hornet-faces-emerging-anti-access-challenges-372393/ As I have been pounding away at for years now, the Super Hornet fleet is not survivable if a war were to break out with China or a bad actor who possess a modern integrated air defense system. Further, … Read the rest of this entry

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GEIGER FURY 2012: MARINE AIR GROUP 12 TRAINS FOR EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE IN THE PACIFIC

Exercise Geiger Fury is well underway at Anderson AFB, Guam and on the sleepy island of Tinian. Tinian lies just south of Saipan, and is about 100 miles to the north of Guam. Both Saipan and Tinian are part of … Read the rest of this entry

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GLOBAL HAWK BLOCK 30 REPRIEVE?

I know that a lot of lawmakers are pissed at the USAF for buying aircraft and subsequently storing them due to budgetary realignment and less than satisfactory operational performance, which is more or less an omission of a total waste … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP: APRIL 10th, 2012!

MODERN AESA ARRAYS VULNERABLE TO ELECTRONIC AND CYBER ATTACK The world of countermeasures and counter-countermeasures is alive and well when it comes to modern Active Electronically Scanned Array radar sets. No longer do you simply (and its not simple) attempt … Read the rest of this entry

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AEI STUDY SAYS TOO FEW STEALTH ASSETS IN US ARSENAL TO FIGHT PACIFIC WARS, MISSES BIG PICTURE

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2012/03/air-force-lacks-stealth-aircraft-to-fight-china-study-says-032812w/ From the American Enterprise Institute’s report: “If a wing of seventy-two F-22 fighters was based at a distance of 1,500 nautical miles from the combat zone — roughly the distance between Anderson Air Force Base on Guam to the … Read the rest of this entry

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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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THOUGHTS ON THE F-22 RAPTOR & F-15 GOLDEN EAGLE AIR DOMINANCE TEAM

Since only 187 examples of the F-22 had been procured by the Bush and Obama administrations the USAF had to look toward its own tired ranks for bolstering of America’s air superiority capabilities. This led to the F-15 “Golden Eagle” … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA’S ANTI-SHIP BALLISTIC MISSILE & THE LOST RQ-170 SENTINEL DRONE

China’s mysterious Dongfeng 21D anti-ship ballistic missile program, supposedly able to take out American aircraft carriers and other capital ships at distances of up to some 2,000 miles. The DF-21D uses a ballistic delivery concept to send its deadly payload … Read the rest of this entry

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CASE CLOSED: AMERICA WILL CONTINUE IT’S 11 AIRCRAFT CARRIER STRATEGY

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57363407/u.s-to-keep-11-aircraft-carriers/ It has been a fantastic week for Naval Aviation. A year ago it seemed like the writing was on the wall for the Navy’s eleven aircraft carrier strategy. At the time, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was making speeches … Read the rest of this entry

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US TO WORK CLOSELY WITH UK ON CARRIER DESIGN, DEPLOYMENTS, AND…?

http://defense.aol.com/2012/01/06/us-and-uk-to-work-together-on-carrier-design-deployments/ I think this is a great idea, lending American expertise to the British, and visa-verse is a win-win for all involved. America may even be surprised by learning some new shipbuilding and design tricks in the process. Old habits … 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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AS PREDICTED HERE MONTHS AGO: JAPAN CHOOSES F-35 JSF

The news that Japan has selected the F-35 as a replacement of it’s crumbling F-4 Phantom fleet gives a huge boost for Lockheed and the troubled JSF program. It may be that there is simply no turning back from the F-35 now. The dreaded term “to big … Read the rest of this entry

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