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UPDATE: HUGHES MINING BARGE HMB-1 SURVIVES IN RESTORED GLORY!

          I was doing my usual Google Earth rounds when I sweeped across Treasure Island on San Francisco Bay and to my surprise there was the historic Hughes Mining Barge docked at one of the piers! Make … 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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BRITISH INVASION: THE HARRIER GR9s HAVE ARRIVED AT AMARG

                                            This is a special story for me because I wrote about it in one of the first posts … 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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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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USAF WANTS TO SELL C-27Js ON THE SECOND-HAND MARKET, ALENIA SAYS NOT SO FAST!

The USAF may not be able to sell it’s bastard child C-27J Spartans on the open market as part of the recent round of DoD budget cuts. Why not you ask? Because Italian C-27J manufacturer Alenia has stated that it … 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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UPDATE: 72 UK Harriers & Parts Sold For $182M! Thats $2.5M A Jet!

This was the bargain of a century! They should have sold us their fantastic pilots too! http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-harrier-fleet-sold-as-115-million-worth-of-spare-parts-365277/ More about my strong belief that this deal was absolutely critical for the USMC’s future: http://aviationintel.com/?p=3849 In an aviationintel piece I did laying out “my plan” for replacing the … Read the rest of this entry

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Eight New Zealand AF Skyhawks Sold To US Company

The New Zealand Skyhawk Saga has lasted over a decade, in which one suitor after another proposed to buy the highly capable A-4s, Aermacchi trainers and spares for over 100 million dollars. This final, last-minute deal would only be for only 8 … Read the rest of this entry

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MARINES TO BUY BRITISH HARRIER FLEET FOR ABOUT THE COST OF ONE NEW F-16!

Marines are going to Cannibalize the GR7/9s because of delays in the F-35B. WHY NOT JUST FLY THEM TO AMMORTIZE FLIGHT TIME THROUGHOUT THE LARGER FLEET? This was predicted here by this author months ago, letters were even written to congress. What I … Read the rest of this entry

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