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ANOTHER CHINESE AVIATION FIRST: INDIGENOUS STRATEGIC AIRLIFTER FLIES

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PHOTO EVIDENCE: CHINA BUILDING A HEAVY LIFT C-17 LIKE TRANSPORT

                                      The Chinese dragon continues to spread its wings, this time in the form of an indigenous heavy transport aircraft that has … Read the rest of this entry

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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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IT’S ABOUT TIME: MEET THE SC-130J SEA HERCULES

I have always been amazed with how long it has taken to weaponize the Hercules beyond the cartridge slinging AC-130s that have been around for almost half a century. The C-130, especially in its more powerful “J” format, has always … Read the rest of this entry

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THE BAe-146, PART OF THE LEANER, SMARTER ROYAL AIR FORCE

The stout, quad-engined BAe-146 is now flying for the mainline Royal Air Force. The aircraft were procured under an urgent request to field a short takeoff and landing light-medium transport for operations in Afghanistan’s austere environment. With the retirement of … Read the rest of this entry

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HAPPY MONDAY!

May your week be full of BIG ideas and FIREWORKS!

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PHOTO: THE POTUS FLYING SPECOPS STYLE IN AFGHANISTAN ABOARD A 160th SOAR MH-47G

                As reported first here at Aviationintel.com, live on the Lars Larson National Radio Show, and on John Batchelor Show, the POTUS flew with the same unit, and aboard the same specific type … Read the rest of this entry

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FAST HISTORY: THE STRAIGHT DOPE ON THE HUGHES HK-1 HERCULES, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “SPRUCE GOOSE,” BY THE MEN WHO DESIGNED & BUILT HER

Howard Hughes’s monstrous HK-1 Hercules got me interested in aviation at a very early age. Something about it, the size obviously, but also the time and the person behind it made it so special. When I was very young my … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE: “ARMY ONE” OVER AFGHANISTAN- PRESIDENT OBAMA ARRIVES IN KABUL, FLIES WITH US ARMY 160th SOAR ABOARD A SPECOPS MH-47G CHINOOK!

Was this an homage to the same guys that delivered the US Navy DEVGRU SEAL operators to Osama Bin Laden’s hideout a year ago today? Is the MH-47 more incognito and survivable than Marine One over such a hostile territory … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: COMPACT KIOWA!

That’s right folks, the small yet potent Kiowa fits neatly into the belly of a Hercules!

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HEAVIES NEED LOVE TOO!

Fantastic must watch series of videos here showcasing the USAF’s majestic and humble beasts… *A huge thanks to Adam Wright for shooting me a heads up about these!

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REPLACEMENT FOR AIR FORCE ONE (VC-25A) BACK ON THE TABLE

The hot button topic of fielding a replacement for the USAF’s 20-year-old VC-25A fleet has appeared once again in the Pentagon’s aviation plans. During a time of startling fiscal uncertainty, where the White House has chastised the use of private … Read the rest of this entry

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USAF WANTS TO SELL C-27Js ON THE SECOND-HAND MARKET, ALENIA SAYS NOT SO FAST!

The USAF may not be able to sell it’s bastard child C-27J Spartans on the open market as part of the recent round of DoD budget cuts. Why not you ask? Because Italian C-27J manufacturer Alenia has stated that it … Read the rest of this entry

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SEA BASING’S ANCESTOR: THE FORGOTTEN COMMERCIAL FREIGHTER “AIRCRAFT CARRIERS” OF THE FALKLANDS WAR

Many people know about the Harrier’s exploits during “Operation Corporate,” the UK’s offensive to reclaim the Falkland Islands in 1982. The two Royal Navy carriers that played a key role in countering Argentina’s air force, which outnumbered the Royal Navy’s … Read the rest of this entry

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BACK TO THE FUTURE: USN & SOCOM MODIFY THE USS PONCE IN PREPERATION FOR “TANKER WARS II”

In breaking news it would appear that the US Navy, working with Special Operations Command (SOCOM), is rushing to deploy a floating sea base, tailored to support special forces and mine-sweeping operations. This floating outpost will come in the form … Read the rest of this entry

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