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EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: LARGE FLYING WING DRONE SPOTTED AT PLANT 42

This picture was taken from a pilot passing through Palmdale about a 16 months ago. What appears is a large flying wing type unmanned aircraft with a dorsal intake. The wingspan appears to be right around seventy feet. The aircraft … Read the rest of this entry

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NEED AN INTERIM UAV SOLUTION FOR AMERICAN AIRCRAFT CARRIERS? TAKE A GOOD HARD LOOK AT THE MOTHBALLED S-3 VIKING…

                  There has been some buzz in the defense community that the US Navy should field an “interim” unmanned aircraft to deploy off of its flattops between the time that the X-47B … 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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TYLER’S 10 THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF DRONE WARFARE

1.) Drones will grow up to become droids- That’s right, autonomy is not only on the way, in many ways it exists today. Over the last decade or two, drones have been like infant children, requiring hand holding and constant … Read the rest of this entry

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US NAVY LOSES GLOBAL HAWK BAMS-D TESTBED ON THE SAME WEEK NORTHROP-GRUMMAN PLANS TO UNVEIL IT’S PRODUCTION CONFIGURATION MQ-4C

Not the best news for the good men and women over at Northrop Grumman. The Global Hawk program has been through a tumultuous 2012 so far with the USAF opting to hangar it’s fleet of Block 30 Global Hawks, instead … 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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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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“Sentinel Down” Update & Commentary!

President Obama says that the US has asked Iran for the drone back. This is so ridiculous I don’t even want to address it, but it does at least validate that Iran has a US drone. The DoD has yet to say … Read the rest of this entry

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Did Iran’s Captured RQ-170 Sentinel Take A Swim?

I received a simple comment questioning why there was all that water was on the gym floor surrounding the Sentinel in the pictures and video we have all seen (take a look at the arrows in the photos to your left)? Well at first thought … 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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