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AIRBORNE SEA CONTROL COMES BACK DOWN TO EARTH

Sea Control and airborne anti-surface/submarine warfare and surveillance is becoming a very hot mission set for air arms from around the world to invest into. This is especially true as “globalization” and the world’s disparate economies become more intertwined. Design it here, build … 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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F-35’S DAS DETECTS TANK & AAA FIRE, SHOWS INCREDIBLE PROMISE ACROSS A WIDE ARRAY OF POTENTIAL PLATFORMS

The most exciting part of the F-35 program is the aircraft’s unique “Distributed Aperture System” which provides an almost panoptic sphere of situational awareness around the jet at both short and medium ranges. In the video above the manufacturer claims … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE: DID AN RQ-170 SENTINEL CRASH IN 2008 NEAR NEEDLES, CA RESULT IN THE DRONE’S SELF DESTRUCT SYSTEM BEING REMOVED?

                Oh boy, here we go… I have to state that this information has come to me from a very good source and from another I blew off a year ago, so much … 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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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: AMERICA’S SPY UP HIGH IN THE SKY & THE “INNERSPACEMEN” WHO FLY IT

The Dragon Lady is one intimidating beast from this angle. The U-2 is such an amazing aircraft, really she is an American Icon and a history maker in her own right. Who knew that in 2013, over 50 years after … Read the rest of this entry

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YOUR BROKEN PENTAGON: USAF WILL RE-SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR THE LAS CONTRACT

Read this first: http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_12_21_2012_p0-531685.xml&p=1 This is so ridiculous. Forest for the trees people, if we do not train and equip Afghans to provide for their own precision close air support and surveillance we will be spending billions in that country … Read the rest of this entry

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IRAN DRONE CAPTURE STORY UPDATE!: AS PREDICTED VIDEO EMERGES

As predicted in my original post, Iran has a Scan Eagle in hand regardless of US claims that they have all of their units accounted for (see video below). I suspect that Iran probably captured this thing sometime well before … Read the rest of this entry

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ANOTHER US DRONE DOWN OVER IRANIAN TERRITORY?: IRGC SAYS IT HAS A INSITU SCAN EAGLE IN HAND

On almost the exact one year anniversary of the famed loss of a US RQ-170 Sentinel over Iranian airspace, a story that was covered in full to international acclaim here at Aviationintel.com, Iran claims that it now has another drone … Read the rest of this entry

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SKYNET COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU?: WIDE AREA AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE WILL BE A GAME CHANGER OVER THE WAR ZONE & THE HOME FRONT

I have talked about Wide Area Aerial Surveillance (WAAS) before here on Aviationintel, but after being asked about it in multiple interviews, readers’ emails and consulting engagements I think it is time to really explain why this technology matters and … Read the rest of this entry

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ISRAEL DEVELOPING A STEALTH UCAV?

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/israel-working-on-low-observable-uav-379564/ I have talked about this before as it seems absolutely logical that Israel would work towards developing a low-observable UCAV to help ease its long-range deep strike and surveillance woes. In fact I think Israel has also developed other … Read the rest of this entry

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INTERVIEW FROM LAST THURSDAY WITH WABC’S JOHN BATCHELOR REGARDING IRAN’S ATTEMPT AT SHOOTING DOWN A US PREDATOR DRONE

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WHAT IS MORE MENACING THAN AN AH-6 LITTLE BIRD? AN UNMANNED AH-6 LITTLE BIRD!

The potential applications for such a system are truly exciting, especially in the Special Operations area… *PROGRAMMING NOTE: Benghazi update coming this weekend, be sure to check back Avitionintelers!

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KARZAI BEGGING FOR INDIGENOUS AVIATION ASSETS, WILL GO TO RUSSIA, CHINA, OR INDIA IF US DOES NOT ACT

Operation Enduring Freedom is eleven years old as of yesterday, it is the longest war in American history… During a recent interview, President Karzai stated: “I asked the U.S. government to equip our air force with weapons, intelligence and transport … Read the rest of this entry

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ISRAEL CONDUCTS MAJOR SHOW OF FORCE OVER LEBANON AS NEW INFO BECOMES AVAILABLE ABOUT MYSTERIOUS DOWNED HELICOPTER DRONE

It appears that the mysterious drone shot down by the Israeli Air Force yesterday was in fact an unmanned surveillance helicopter that apparently interdicted deep into Israeli air space via the Mediterranean. Sources say that the helicopter was prowling around … Read the rest of this entry

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