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THE BLACKBURN BUCCANEER!

I cannot get enough of these jets. As a kid I remember seeing them on the news rockin’ the pinkish paint during Desert Storm and thought they looked so old and brutish. They just don’t build aircraft like this anymore… … Read the rest of this entry

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THE UK FORMALLY ACCEPTS THE F-35

After a long and arduous selection process between the tail-hook sporting F-35C and STOVL F-35B the pair of “accident’ F-35Bs on order now are right at home and a big congrats to the MoD for receiving their new jets. It’s … Read the rest of this entry

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MEET THE LATEST HARDWARE: KILLER DEFENSE CONTRACTOR PROMO VIDEOS

THE SIKORSKY CH-53K IS GOING TO BE ONE BAD BITCH This things should be the USMC’s top priority. “Shitters” make it happen, when they can actually fly. The current fleet is hurting bad from what I hear. A new machine … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER ROLLER COASTER!: UK SETTLES ON F-35B, SUPER HELMET MAY WORK NOW, MORE UP-BEAT SPIN FROM PROGRAM BRASS, NAVY IN FANTASY-LAND OVER 6TH GENERATION FIGHTER WISHES

LOGIC PREVAILS! THE UK RE-SELECTS F-35B As predicted here since the day the news hit that the UK would switch their requirement for a carrier fighter from the F-35B to the F-35C the Cameron government and MoD have realized just … Read the rest of this entry

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A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: PRIME MINISTER CAMERON WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY REVERT BACK TO THE F-35B

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2130612/Cameron-makes-humiliating-u-turn-future-Britains-aircraft-carriers.html#ixzz1sONp4r3U The UK Daily Mail and other major media outlets are reporting that Prime Minister David Cameron will almost certainly scrap his support for the country’s new aircraft carrier(s) to be outfitted with catapults and arresting gear in order to … Read the rest of this entry

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US TO UNDERWRITE RISKS FOR UK’S “CATBAR” CARRIER, PLANS TO DEPLOY NAVAIR SQUADRON ABOARD

Thomas Harding over at The Telegraph wrote a great piece on the state of US-UK “carrier relations,” an area of great interest here at Aviationintel as I am sure you are aware. In his piece, linked below, there are certain … Read the rest of this entry

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SEA BASING’S ANCESTOR: THE FORGOTTEN COMMERCIAL FREIGHTER “AIRCRAFT CARRIERS” OF THE FALKLANDS WAR

Many people know about the Harrier’s exploits during “Operation Corporate,” the UK’s offensive to reclaim the Falkland Islands in 1982. The two Royal Navy carriers that played a key role in countering Argentina’s air force, which outnumbered the Royal Navy’s … 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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UK’s Two Carriers In Question, Super Hornet Is The Answer To Their Problems

http://www.defencemanagement.com/news_story.asp?id=18127 It is becoming more clear now than ever that the UK can not afford two carriers, and even one may be a stretch under the current economic circumstances and total uncertainty surround the F-35 program. The MoD’s spastic planning nature is … Read the rest of this entry

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NEAR SIGHTED DECISIONS MAKE FOR A BLURRY FUTURE FOR THE UK’s FUTURE AIR COMBAT FORCES

It almost seems as if the UK political apparatus and MoD is self sabotaging its own efforts at maintaining an effective combat aviation force. As money is so tight and the F-35 is such and expensive wild card why not just purchase … Read the rest of this entry

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