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BOEING’S “ADVANCED SUPER HORNET” BUZZES INTO THE AIR FOR THE FIRST TIME

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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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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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NEW FOOTAGE AND INFO EMERGES REGARDING STEALTH BLACK HAWK HELICOPTERS USED IN ZERO DARK THIRTY

The video posted above is a scene from the soon to be released Bin Laden manhunt super-hit film “Zero Dark Thirty” showing the launch of the pair of low observable modified Black Hawk helicopters at the beginning of their trip … Read the rest of this entry

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GET TO KNOW YOUR DDG-1000 “ZUMWALT” CLASS SUPER DESTROYER

Now only if the Navy can get some low observable modified H-60s Seahawks for embarked multi-mission air support. It’s kind of unfortunate that the current Navy anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare helicopter of choice probably has a bigger radar signature than … 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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F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER ROLLER COASTER!: UK SETTLES ON F-35B, SUPER HELMET MAY WORK NOW, MORE UP-BEAT SPIN FROM PROGRAM BRASS, NAVY IN FANTASY-LAND OVER 6TH GENERATION FIGHTER WISHES

LOGIC PREVAILS! THE UK RE-SELECTS F-35B As predicted here since the day the news hit that the UK would switch their requirement for a carrier fighter from the F-35B to the F-35C the Cameron government and MoD have realized just … 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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BOEING UNVEILS IT’S FUTURE F-15 ROADMAP AT THE SINGAPORE AIR SHOW AND ITS IMPRESSIVE

Pretty awesome stuff here, nothing really new but at least it’s all what we were hoping for. For the F-15SA and SE, wing stations 1 & 9 will now carry what looks like weapons up to 1000lbs or so, which … 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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RQ-170 “SENTINEL DOWN” THEORY ROUNDUP!

        Since Iran put what is most likely a real American RQ-170 Sentinel Drone on display it seems that a cottage industry has emerged of folks who try to explain how the bat-winged spy in the sky was brought down. … Read the rest of this entry

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HOW THE RQ-170 SENTINEL DRONE COULD HAVE FALLEN 50,000+ FEET AND SURVIVED RELATIVELY INTACT

http://youtu.be/byS2UcA1QKk Although long or medium endurance and higher altitude cruising unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are not high performance in the sense of an F-22 or SU-30, they are in fact extremely high performance when it comes to maximizing their design’s potential for … Read the rest of this entry

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New Details Emerge About The Doomed RQ-170 Sentinel Drone That Crashed Within Iranian Airspace

It seems to be a widely settled fact that an RQ-170 Sentinel was lost in Iranian airspace. Iran is claiming now that they hacked into the RQ-170’s navigational system and basically hijacked it from it’s American operators. This has about 1/4 of 1% … Read the rest of this entry

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