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VIDEO UPDATE FROM A POPULAR PAST ARTICLE: THE DC-X “DELTA CLIPPER” LIVES ON WITH SPACEX’s GRASSHOPPER

ORIGINAL PIECE: http://aviationintel.com/2012/05/07/blast-from-the-past-blue-origins-vtol-rocket-a-cousin-of-the-mcdonald-douglas-dc-x-delta-clipper/ “NASA Inc.” is doing what NASA abandoned years ago. Why? Because it makes dollars and sense…

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BLIND FAITH OR BUSINESS SUICIDE?: BELL DOUBLES DOWN ON TITLT ROTOR TECHNOLOGY

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/heli-expo-2013-bell-will-pitch-third-gen-tilt-rotor-for-jmrfvl-383021/ I was surprised to read this report. I seriously believe the V-22 Osprey will be the last military grade tilt-rotor we see. Although developments out of the baseline V-22 and upgrades related to it are likely over the coming … 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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HUGE PLUG: “RISE OF THE DRONES” TO AIR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23rd ON NOVA!

I spent dozens of hours consulting with the producers of this documentary, literally taking them through almost every aspect of drone warfare and unmanned combat aircraft, including their evolution, ways of operation, specific differences in capabilities amongst the types in … Read the rest of this entry

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ARTHUR C. CLARKE’S SHORT STORY “SUPERIORITY”: A DIRE WARNING AGAINST PROGRAMS LIKE THE F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER

This fantastic and haunting short story, written by the famous Science Fiction visionary Arthur C. Clarke in 1951, warns us about the opportunity cost of hyper-focusing on developing super high-end weaponry. I first read this story in high school back … Read the rest of this entry

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MEET THE LATEST HARDWARE: KILLER DEFENSE CONTRACTOR PROMO VIDEOS

THE SIKORSKY CH-53K IS GOING TO BE ONE BAD BITCH This things should be the USMC’s top priority. “Shitters” make it happen, when they can actually fly. The current fleet is hurting bad from what I hear. A new machine … Read the rest of this entry

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RQ-170 SENTINEL ORIGINS: DARKSTAR HAS GROWN UP

                  Since the “Sentinel Down” escapade began I have wanted to do a piece about the probable origins of the RQ-170, in an attempt to answer many of the looming questions as … Read the rest of this entry

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China Downplays It’s Growing Military Prowess

With the intensifying of skeptical tones about China’s military buildup coming out of Pentagon it would seem that China is now beginning to downplay its capabilities instead of showcasing them. Stay tuned for a piece wrapping up current developments on the … Read the rest of this entry

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