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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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LOCKHEED SKUNKWORKS MAKES A PITCH FOR THE SR-72?!?!

Aviation Week’s Guy Norris dropped a pretty huge story Friday about a follow-on of sorts, but not really, to the legendary SR-71 Blackbird.  Lamely named the SR-72 for marketing’s sake, this machine will be unmanned, capable of mach 6 speeds, have about … 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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SAD PHOTOS: SEA SHADOW FINALLY GETS SCRAPPED

Some awesome but sad pics found and sent over by Aviationintel reader Nicolae Sinu depict a horrific scene- one of the most fascinating vessels of the Cold War, the Lockheed Skunk Work’s stealthy Sea Shadow, being scrapped while still cocooned … Read the rest of this entry

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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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INSEPARABLE TO THE END: TWO COLD WAR TREASURES, SEA SHADOW & THE HUGHES MINING BARGE, MAY FACE THE SCRAPPER’S TORCH

I am flabbergasted, stunned really, that an air and space museum, such as the USS Midway in San Diego, has not snapped up the legendary Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1) and the Lockheed Sea Shadow (IX-529) from the US Navy for … Read the rest of this entry

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Skunkworks Head Hancho Talks 6th Gen Fighters & UAV Swarms

Stephen Trimble over at The DEW Line has a nice little writeup and a video of Al Romig, the head of the Lockheed’s bleeding edge design house, talking about some interesting thoughts on the future of combat aircraft. Some of … Read the rest of this entry

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