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MY MESSAGE TO THE WEST CONCERNING IRAN’S F-313 “FIGHTER:” ARROGANCE CAN GET YOU KILLED

I know people are waiting for me to post a big picture by picture analysis of Iran’s unveiled “F-313” not-so-fighter fighter. I don’t think this is necessary, obviously the aircraft is questionable for many, many reasons. None-the-less I still want … Read the rest of this entry

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WORST RUSE EVER?: IRAN “UNVEILS” NEW STEALTH FIGHTER

A fiberglass mockup, or at best a kit built level of complexity technology demonstrator (I doubt it is even flyable but see the BD-10 for a loose comparison) and video of an RC airplane? Wow Iran. After a good laugh … 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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JAPAN F-X COMPETITION: MY PREDICTION STAYS THE SAME, IT WILL BE THE F-35

It is a silent policy in Washington these days that the F-35 will be used as a containment weapon system to foil China’s immense military growth. I have talked about this in detail in the piece linked below. This combined with the F-35’s 5th generation technologies … Read the rest of this entry

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Russia Expects BIG Numbers From The PAK-FA / T-50 Program

May be a bit optimistic as this is roughly double the amount of Super Hornets on the books! http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?channel=aerospacedaily&id=news/asd/2011/09/09/04.xml&headline=Russia%20Sees%201,000%20T-50%20Sales

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J-20 Was Developed From The MiG-1.44/1.42

As reported here months ago, the J-20 more likely than not lends it lineage to the defunct MiG-1.44/1.42 program.  Seems like Reuters is always a few months late on these stealth aircraft/geopolitical issues! http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/18/us-russia-china-jet-idUSTRE77H1AZ20110818

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ISRAEL DOUBLES DOWN ON THE F-35

I can actually understand why Israel wants this jet bad, it really is a good fit for the IAF’s needs, especially when it comes to Iran… http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=231848

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MY PROGRAM FOR REPLACING THE F-35: THE ALTERNATIVES ARE OUTSTANDING!

The DoD plans to buy about 1750 F-35As for the USAF, 340 F-35Bs and 80 F-35Cs for the USMC, and 260 F-35Cs for the USN. Given my vocal distaste for the wasteful F-35 program, I am often asked what the DoD should procure if I got my wish and the … Read the rest of this entry

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The Chengdu J-20: CHINA’S BLACK DRAGON RISES WHILE AMERICA’S RAPTOR FALLS

We truly live in amazing times. If you were to tell me a decade ago that China would have developed its own indigenous stealth fighter I would have laughed and asked what straight to VHS sci-fi video they saw that plot on. … Read the rest of this entry

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