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IT COULD HAVE BEEN: LOCKHEED’S FORGOTTEN SENIOR PEG STEALTH BOMBER

Hey guys! I mentioned earlier in the week that I had a big announcement to make, so here goes- I have been hired on to the Gawker team to be a military technology editor for a subsite of their incredibly … Read the rest of this entry

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ACCORDING TO THE SKUNK WORKS, TOMORROW’S FIGHTER IS, UM… THE NORTHROP YF-23?

So I was getting caught up on youtube aviation videos and I came across this Lockheed Martin Skunk Works promo video. They show multiple systems in development or in the conceptual phase, including my personal favorite, the VARIOUS UCAV. Then … Read the rest of this entry

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LOCKHEED UNVEILS THEIR UNCLASS CONCEPT: “SENTINEL PRIME?”

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/uclass.html Such a poor time to introduce expensive and cutting edge new potential weapons systems, but none-the-less Lockheed’s “Sea Ghost” design that will compete with the likes of Northrop Grumman’s X-47 based design, Boeing’s Phantom Ray and General Atomic’s Sea … Read the rest of this entry

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NEW RQ-170 SENTINEL PICTURES FROM IRANIAN VIDEO EMERGE

                                                                          Also, here are … Read the rest of this entry

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HAVE BLUE (PRECURSOR TO THE F-117) IN FLIGHT FOOTAGE

I have talked about Lockheed Skunk Works’ Have Blue technology demonstrator multiple times on this site, most recently in relation to Iran’s F-313. I have never seen footage of it in flight, until now…  

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LOCKHEED’S MINION: THE SECRET REUSABLE STEALTH CRUISE MISSILE

Regarding my recent editorial feature, Tyler’s 10 Thoughts On The Future Of Drone Warfare, I decided to write the list before doing any direct research beyond the general research I have done passively on the topic for years. By doing … 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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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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RQ-170 SENTINEL ORIGINS PART II: THE GRANDSON OF “TACIT BLUE”

PLEASE READ RQ-170 ORIGINS PART I FOR FULL CONTEXT BEFORE CONTINUING ON: My first piece on the ancestry of the RQ-170 Sentinel, America’s secret unmanned stealthy sensor truck of choice, got a lot of traffic and was the topic of … 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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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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IT COULD HAVE BEEN: THE F-12B

One of the most fascinating aircraft ever created, the A-12/SR-71 Blackbird, could have also become a blistering fast interceptor and nuclear attack super jet. As the A-12 was being developed by the now notorious Lockheed Skunkworks, under legendary aircraft designer Kelly Johnson, as project “Oxcart,” those in the … Read the rest of this entry

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Plastic Zepplin

I have always thought that airships have fantastic potential on the modern battlefield, where endurance and persistence can be more important than speed. In many ways these marvels can act as mini satellites, relaying huge swathes of information over the horizon, … Read the rest of this entry

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