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EDITORIAL OF THE MONTH!: SIX MYTHS ABOUT DRONE WARFARE YOU PROBABLY BELIEVE

“Six Myths About Drone Warfare You Probably Believe” is the best first person account of life as a “man in the loop” drone operator I have ever read. Additionally, it totally jives with the candid discussions I have had with those who live and … Read the rest of this entry

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HUGE PLUG: “RISE OF THE DRONES” TO AIR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23rd ON NOVA!

I spent dozens of hours consulting with the producers of this documentary, literally taking them through almost every aspect of drone warfare and unmanned combat aircraft, including their evolution, ways of operation, specific differences in capabilities amongst the types in … Read the rest of this entry

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SKYNET COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU?: WIDE AREA AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE WILL BE A GAME CHANGER OVER THE WAR ZONE & THE HOME FRONT

I have talked about Wide Area Aerial Surveillance (WAAS) before here on Aviationintel, but after being asked about it in multiple interviews, readers’ emails and consulting engagements I think it is time to really explain why this technology matters and … Read the rest of this entry

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INTERVIEW FROM LAST THURSDAY WITH WABC’S JOHN BATCHELOR REGARDING IRAN’S ATTEMPT AT SHOOTING DOWN A US PREDATOR DRONE

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IRANIAN SU-25s FIRE ON PREDATOR FLYING OVER THE PERSIAN GULF

Very interesting story for multiple reasons. First off these were SU-25s which lack a radar although they are fairly well suited for intercepting slower flying airplanes and helicopters due to their low-speed handling abilities. Furthermore, the Predator was in international … Read the rest of this entry

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COVER-UP: BENGHAZI ATTACK OCCURRED WHILE AC-130, PREDATORS, FIGHTERS & TIER ONE COUNTER TERRORISM TEAMS STOOD BY

Almost every unanswered question that enraged me about the attack on our Consulate in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012 has become fact. I received a lot of criticism for “speaking too soon” and “inferring too much” immediately after this travesty … Read the rest of this entry

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DRONE MARKET WILL RETRACT… BEFORE IT EXPLODES.

Boeing says that the unmanned aircraft market will shrink by 20% following 2014, around the time Afghanistan is supposed to wrap up for the US for the most part. Although I think this is probably true, I do believe that … Read the rest of this entry

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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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EFFECTS ON TARGET: MUNITIONS AT WORK ON THE FRONT LINES

WARNING: Graphic Footage http://youtu.be/XP8S0tkvnOA Can’t leave out the EOD guys: First person footage of an SF unit in contact in Afghanistan:  

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RAYTHEON’S MINI-MISSILE ALMOST READY FOR PRIME TIME DRONE ACTION

We have talked about the miniaturization of drone weaponry for months, and we know ATK’s micro guided bomblets and other projects are in the works, but Raytheon is close to finalizing their own micro-missile. This thing is like the AGM-114 … Read the rest of this entry

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IS THE US FLYING THE RQ-170 SENTINEL OVER SYRIA???

The implementation of an active US drone surveillance program over Syria, put in place to monitor the eleven month old bloody uprising that seems to be turning rapidly into a full blown civil war, was admitted to exist today by … Read the rest of this entry

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US DRONE PILOTS EXPERIENCING HIGH LEVELS OF STRESS

Many think the wiz-bang nature of fighting a war with a joystick and a computer screen, thousands of miles away from the battlefield, would be a relatively stress free dream job for most would-be warriors. This is not necessarily the case. As much … Read the rest of this entry

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IRAN SAYS IT WILL DISPLAY MORE US & ISRAELI DRONES

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4161932,00.html In what may be one of the most grim and serious aviation open houses of all time, the Iranians are now saying they are going to put more drones on display of US and Israeli origin that it has shot down … Read the rest of this entry

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“Sentinel Down” Update & Commentary!

President Obama says that the US has asked Iran for the drone back. This is so ridiculous I don’t even want to address it, but it does at least validate that Iran has a US drone. The DoD has yet to say … Read the rest of this entry

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Secret UAV Test Base Identified Within The Nevada Test Site

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/the-mystery-at-yucca-lake-365721/ This is a nice writeup by Flight International about a small clandestine UAV test site located deep in the heart of DOE property, within the Nevada Test Site. There are lots of explanations pertaining to what this site could be used for, … Read the rest of this entry

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