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TYNDALL RAPTOR’S WILD RIDE!

Check out this incredible plot and track from Flightaware.com that a valued reader sent me! One hell of a journey for this multi-hundred-million-dollar jet! Usually these flights are concealed from the Flightaware database, but sometimes military traffic shows up for … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINESE AIR COMBAT UPDATE: J-20’S WACKY RAILS & TERMINATOR FLANKERS

A couple things here I want to approach. First off, as predicted here months ago (with the help of my readers) the J-20’s is going through weapons bay trials, which will inevitably lead up to some type of test launch. … Read the rest of this entry

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EXERCISE WESTERN ZEPHYR: RAF TYPHOONS IN VIRGININA TO PLAY WITH RAPTORS

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/typhoons-blow-into-langley-29012013 Oh no! Prepare for a blizzard of idiotic and childish “expert” reporting about how the Typhoon was able to “swat the Raptor out of the sky” on a few totally ambiguous occasions. This type of thing is a huge … Read the rest of this entry

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GAME CHANGER?: CHINA’S F-35 (F-60 / J-21 / J-31 / FLATBED FIGHTER) EMERGES!

                                            It looks as if the F-60, aka the J-21, aka the “Flatbed Fighter,” China’s lower-end answer to the … Read the rest of this entry

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ROMNEY PLEDGES TO RESTART F-22 RAPTOR PRODUCTION

Yes Mr. Romney, but if you get your chance don’t simply build more F-22s, build better F-22s with longer range and more weapons carriage capability. The F/B-22, with its persistence and multirole potential, is the weapon America needs to dominate … Read the rest of this entry

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UPDATE ON THE F-15 GOLDEN EAGLE / F-22 RAPTOR AIR DOMINANCE TEAM

New details have emerged last week pertaining to the F-22’s and F-15’s evolution. The 3rd FW’s F-22A Raptors, equipped with the latest “3.1” software upgrade, have released GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs in mass during Exercise Combat Hammer, which took place … Read the rest of this entry

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FIFTH GENERATION FIRST DROPS & LAUNCHES: F-35 DROPS A 1,000lb JDAM & SUPERSONIC F-22 FIRES AIM-9X

America is knee deep in 5th generation fighter test and evaluation endeavors and both events are great news for their perspective programs.

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UPDATE: THE F-22 COMMUNITY SHOULD STAND UP FOR THEMSELVES AND COUNTER LUFTWAFFE BOASTING AND SUPERFICIAL DEFENSE REPORTING

I very recently addressed the childish buzz in defense circles about the F-22 being “shot down” a handful of times by Luftwaffe Eurofighters during recent multi-national air combat training exercise in Alaska. Sadly these hyped up and superficial reports, that … Read the rest of this entry

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IN RESPONSE TO REPORTS OF SIMULATED F-22 RAPTOR KILLS BY GERMAN EUROFIGHTERS

I have received a ton of email asking me to comment on the reports that the German Eurofighters sacked numerous F-22s during recent dissimilar air combat training (DACT) and Red Flag Alaska exercises. Both the EF2000 and the F-22 are … Read the rest of this entry

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CASE CLOSED?: RAPTOR’S OXYGEN WOES CAUSED BY FAULTY COMBAT EDGE VEST AND BREATHABLE OXYGEN VOLUME

The USAF and DoD have hung their helmet on the conclusion that the Raptor’s hypoxia issues stem from the volume of oxygen delivered to the Raptor pilots during maneuvers and especially from the Combat Edge vest, and its associated valve … Read the rest of this entry

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UPDATE!: COMBAT EDGE VEST WORN BY F-22 PILOTS PULLED FROM FLIGHT

Although the USAF has admitted that the Combat Edge vests worn by F-22 pilots are not alone the cause of the Raptor’s life support issues, it has found that they could be a contributing factor. In response the Air ForceĀ  … Read the rest of this entry

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WHY IS THE STEALTHY F-117 NIGHTHAWK STILL FLYING?

I am trying to catch up with reader requests and one common strain of emails pertains to questions surrounding why the F-117 Nighthawk, America’s first stealth attack aircraft, is still flying around the Nellis Range Complex years after it’s official … Read the rest of this entry

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“COMBAT EDGE” VEST COULD BE AT LEAST A PARTIAL ANSWER TO THE F-22 RAPTOR’S WOES

It looks like the USAF’s speculation that the gear Raptor pilots are wearing in the cockpit and the jet’s unique operating environment may be at least partially the culprit of the chronic hypoxia and unexplained physiological incidents, both inside the … Read the rest of this entry

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THOUGHTS ON POISONOUS RAPTORS & WHISTLE-BLOWING FIGHTER PILOTS

DEFINITION: hypoxia- also referred to as altitude sickness, is caused due to a reduced amount of oxygen in the bloodstream affecting the brain and causing such symptoms as dizziness, shortness of breath, and mental confusion. The onset of hypoxia can … Read the rest of this entry

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F-22 & F-15 AIR DOMINANCE TEAM DEPLOYS TO THE PERSIAN GULF: TRAINING FOR A POSSIBLE STRIKE ON IRANIAN NUCLEAR FACILITIES AND IT’S TURBULENT AFTERMATH?

I have waited a few days to post about the USAF’s recent disclosure that F-22s are operating in the Middle East as a show of force deterrent aimed at Iran and for seemingly related joint-force training. Before this news came … Read the rest of this entry

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