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TURKISH PHANTOM DOWN UPDATE!

It looks like Ankra is now stepping away from its claims that their RF-4E was shot down by a Syrian surface to air missile, finding no explosive residue on any of the debris so far recovered from the downed recon … Read the rest of this entry

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TYLER’S 10 THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF DRONE WARFARE

1.) Drones will grow up to become droids- That’s right, autonomy is not only on the way, in many ways it exists today. Over the last decade or two, drones have been like infant children, requiring hand holding and constant … Read the rest of this entry

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SYRIA SPLASHES A TURKISH RF-4E PHANTOM OVER ITS BEACHES: DOES IT ALL ADD UP?

It has been all over the news, a Syrian air defense unit literally “gunned down” an RF-4 Phantom right along the edge of that country’s northern coastline. I am going to save you the minutia surrounding the event or dare … Read the rest of this entry

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ATLANTIC COUNCIL: GIVE MOTHBALLED BLOCK 30 GLOBAL HAWKS TO NATO

Jorge Benitez over at the Atlantic Council highlights a fantastic concept that would see at least a portion of the USAF’s soon to be stored Global Hawk Block 30 fleet given to NATO. It is widely known that NATO has … Read the rest of this entry

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US ARMY BURROWS FROM KIOWA WARRIOR TO PAY FOR ARMED AERIAL SCOUT

http://defense.aol.com/2012/01/19/army-eyes-kiowa-coffers-to-fund-replacement/ The Army cannot make up its mind on scout helicopters. It’s almost comical. From the cancelled ARH-66 Comanche, to the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter competition, to the doomed ARH-70 Arapaho, to upgrading the Kiowa fleet and implementing a Service Life … Read the rest of this entry

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New Details Emerge About The Doomed RQ-170 Sentinel Drone That Crashed Within Iranian Airspace

It seems to be a widely settled fact that an RQ-170 Sentinel was lost in Iranian airspace. Iran is claiming now that they hacked into the RQ-170’s navigational system and basically hijacked it from it’s American operators. This has about 1/4 of 1% … Read the rest of this entry

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RQ-170 SENTINEL DRONE SHOT DOWN OVER IRAN?

*UPDATES AND LINKS TO ALL OF MY LATEST COMMENTARY ON THE TOPIC POSTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE READ THROUGH IN ORDER. The RQ-170 Sentinel may have recently fulfilled one of it’s most important design objectives: to be lost over enemy or semi-friendly territory without giving up … Read the rest of this entry

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