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PERILOUS PUZZLE: ATTACKING SYRIA, WHAT IS TO GAIN? WHAT ARE THE RISKS & HOW SHOULD IT BE DONE?

I have received a ton of email asking me to address the current situation in Syria. I was one of the very first to drive home the dire realities surrounding Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Russia’s unique strategic interests in the country and I adamantly called for a … 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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MYSTERY SOLVED!: THE UNIDENTIFIED PINT SIZED SUBMARINE IS…

                ORIGINAL POST: http://aviationintel.com/2013/01/02/identify-this-sub-small-mystery-submarine-spotted-at-naval-base-kitsap-in-bremerton-wa/ I have taken a couple week hiatus from posting regularly on the site, I needed a break. Often times when you are away from something you question the need … Read the rest of this entry

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IDENTIFY THIS SUB!: SMALL MYSTERY SUBMARINE SPOTTED AT NAVAL BASE KITSAP IN BREMERTON, WA

                UPDATE! CLICK AFTER READING THE POST BELOW: http://aviationintel.com/2013/01/04/mystery-solved-the-unidentified-pint-sized-submarine-is/ A good aviation photographer and military aficionado friend of mine sent this over to me wondering what the heck this relatively small, but still … Read the rest of this entry

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GENERAL DYNAMICS SUBMARINE BUILDERS BRING GOOD NEWS TO THE DEPRESSING REALM OF DoD PROCUREMENT

The first Virginia class multi-mission nuclear fast attack sub took 86 months to build. The Navy’s most recent addition, the USS Mississippi, took 62 months to be completed even with added hardware and capabilities. That is over a year less … 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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Israel Sharpens It’s Nuclear Edge

Many people don’t know that Israel has a potent and highly modern submarine force that utilizes advanced cruise missiles with nuclear warheads as a survivable deterrent. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4141933,00.html

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Virginia Class May Become A Modular Tomahawk Chucker

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/10/navy-dual-use-submarines-attack-guided-missile-101511w/ The SSGN is a fantastic program, and one the DoD should model future solutions on. Taking the oldest Ohio Class Boomers and recycling them into conventional arsenal ships was brilliant. But sadly, these undersea leviathans are aging fast. The idea of … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA WANT’S TO CONTROL THE S. CHINA SEA FOR NUCLEAR SECOND STRIKE CAPABILITY?

Interesting and relevant take on China’s recent massive military buildup… http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2011/09/21/japan-worries-about-china-nukes/

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New Mission For ASW Dudes: Chasing “Coke Bottles?!?”

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EMERGENCY BLOW: Flying Nuclear Subs!

I once asked a high-time F-14 pilot who served in multiple non-aviation Navy commands what the coolest thing he had ever seen in his career was. I thought he would come up with some crazy low-level flyby story or whatever. Instead of … Read the rest of this entry

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