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NEWS UPDATE: FEBRUARY 27th, 2014

First of all, I will be posting a BIG announcement this weekend that will effect Aviationintel going forward in a positive way. Stay tuned for more information. Now onto the good stuff: PENTAGON ASKS PERMISSION TO RIDE ITS MOST TRUSTY STEEDS … Read the rest of this entry

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THE USS TRIPOLI: THE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP TURNED BALLISTIC MISSILE LAUNCH AND TRACKING PLATFORM

The USS Tripoli was first commissioned in 1966 and proudly served as an integral member of America’s “Gator Navy” for three decades. Amongst her many accomplishments were three tours off the coast of Vietnam, acting as a test carrier for the Marine’s new (at … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE FLEET IS FULL AT NAVAL BASE NORFOLK VIRGINIA!

My buddy who served aboard the USS Enterprise as a JAG officer posted this on Facebook, quite the sight! “It’s Christmas in Norfolk! And everyone’s home this year! At pier-side are USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH … Read the rest of this entry

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IRAN DRONE CAPTURE STORY UPDATE!: AS PREDICTED VIDEO EMERGES

As predicted in my original post, Iran has a Scan Eagle in hand regardless of US claims that they have all of their units accounted for (see video below). I suspect that Iran probably captured this thing sometime well before … Read the rest of this entry

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ANOTHER US DRONE DOWN OVER IRANIAN TERRITORY?: IRGC SAYS IT HAS A INSITU SCAN EAGLE IN HAND

On almost the exact one year anniversary of the famed loss of a US RQ-170 Sentinel over Iranian airspace, a story that was covered in full to international acclaim here at Aviationintel.com, Iran claims that it now has another drone … Read the rest of this entry

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FLAT-TOP FLY-BYS!

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LAUGHABLE: NAVY ADMIRAL FIRES BACK OVER LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP CRITICISM

http://nation.time.com/2012/10/12/return-fire-on-the-navys-littoral-combat-ship/ Is it just me or does this piece actually further hurt the case for the embattled LCS instead of helping it? I hate this convoluted program with a passion. Just build a damn mine hunter for a fraction of … Read the rest of this entry

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DEADLY SUMMER?: TENSIONS ARE BOILING IN THE PERSIAN GULF

Signs are looming from all sides that things may be reaching a crescendo in the already tense Persian Gulf. New sanctions have just tightened the economic noose around Iran’s economy. Meanwhile six-party “negotiations” relating to Iran’s nuclear enrichment program seem … Read the rest of this entry

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LASER PHALANX IS EVOLVING

Laser Phalanx is well on its way to becoming an operationally useful tool. Directed energy weapons are the holy grail of Close In Weapon Systems, and once they mature they could replace everything from the Navy’s current 20mm gatling gun … Read the rest of this entry

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CLUB-K CONTAINER MISSILE SYSTEM IS ON THE MARKET

I reported on the CLUB-K “death in a can” container missile system about a year ago when it was first unveiled to the world (please check that post out for context by clicking here) and the more I learn about … Read the rest of this entry

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SMALL BUT CRUCIAL OPPORTUNITIES & OMINOUS SIGNS OF THINGS TO COME FOR US-IRANIAN RELATIONS

First off, news came today that the American flagged cargo ship Maersk Texas was rescued by Iranian naval combatants from a swarm of marauding pirates. This happened in the Gulf of Oman, a familiar hunting ground of pirates operating out … Read the rest of this entry

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                *Photo via US Navy

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THOUGHTS ON AVIATION WEEK’S SCATHING NARRATIVE ON THE FREEDOM CLASS LCS AND POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES TO IT

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_05_09_2012_p0-456228.xml&p=1 We know the LCS concept is both controversial and marred with strange capability gaps and quality control issues, but the piece linked above, written by Michael Fabey over at Aviation Week, really gives us a raw view into this … Read the rest of this entry

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AND HORNET PILOTS COMPLAIN ABOUT PITCHING & ROLLING DECKS! A MUST WATCH VIDEO!

Question: Can helicopter derived UAVs actually land in a situation like this? I highly doubt it.

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LAME WASTE OF MONEY OR THE BEGINNING OF GAME CHANGING MILITARY ROBOTICS?!?!?

The Navy’s new lab for autonomous research built this thing. Not sure really what to think of it. It looks pretty worthless but the uber-nerds over at the Navy’s new super-lab would know better than me… What do you think? … Read the rest of this entry

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