Tag Archives: unmanned

FAST HISTORY: LONG BEFORE THE MQ-8 FIRE SCOUT THERE WAS THE QH-50 DASH

In the new era of unmanned combat aircraft so many “new ideas” are actually far from fresh. In fact, it is stunning to examine unmanned technologies from decades ago, and realize just how far ahead of their time they truly were. … Read the rest of this entry

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DOUBLE EDGED SWORD: ARMY RAPIDLY ACQUIRES BIRD LIKE STEALTHY DRONE NAMED MAVERIC

As I have discussed for years, drones are going to start looking much more like organic species (if you have not read this article yet than please do now). The Army sees the value of hiding in plain site, this … Read the rest of this entry

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LAUGHABLE: AMAZON CEO PIMPS DRONE DELIVERY WITHOUT TELLING VIEWERS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE

Last night on 60 Minutes I watched Jeff Bezos, the creator or Amazon, “unveil” their new concept for drone delivery. Yes you heard right, DRONE DELIVERY. He says it could be ready for prime time in a few years. Are you … Read the rest of this entry

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OMINOUS MILESTONE: CHINA’S STEALTHY UCAV DEMONSTRATOR TAKES FLIGHT

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EDITORIAL OF THE MONTH!: SIX MYTHS ABOUT DRONE WARFARE YOU PROBABLY BELIEVE

“Six Myths About Drone Warfare You Probably Believe” is the best first person account of life as a “man in the loop” drone operator I have ever read. Additionally, it totally jives with the candid discussions I have had with those who live and … Read the rest of this entry

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IT LOOKS LIKE CHINA’S JOINED WING “HALE” UAV IS FINALLY ABOUT TO FLY

It is widely assumed that this unique “joined wing” unmanned air system, or a follow-on scaled up version of it, will attempt to fulfill a similar mission set as the American Q-4 Global Hawk series of airframes and the craft has only been seen … Read the rest of this entry

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WHAT CRASHED IN WESTERN NEW MEXICO?

Steve Douglass over at Deep Black Horizon posted a very interesting tidbit of information about a pop-up no fly zone and search operation over a very rugged piece of terrain in Western New Mexico. His post went up almost ten days … Read the rest of this entry

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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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A SIMPLE QUESTION TO THOSE WHO SUPPORT THE F-35 PROGRAM…

If we are not willing to risk manned assets, even the F-22 and B-2 which are supposedly “survivable,” especially with jamming support, intense ELINT surveillance, and even strikes on fixed radar and select SAM sites, for a strike on Syria, a … Read the rest of this entry

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CATCHING UP WITH NEPTUNE’S SPEAR: DECEPTICONS & CHALLENGE COINS!

A couple of house keeping issues here to add to my Stealth Blackhawk / Bin Laden Raid coverage (for all my extensive and news making coverage on this event please click here). First off Phil Bronstein’s controversial feature in Esquire Magazine “The … Read the rest of this entry

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LOCKHEED UNVEILS THEIR UNCLASS CONCEPT: “SENTINEL PRIME?”

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/uclass.html Such a poor time to introduce expensive and cutting edge new potential weapons systems, but none-the-less Lockheed’s “Sea Ghost” design that will compete with the likes of Northrop Grumman’s X-47 based design, Boeing’s Phantom Ray and General Atomic’s Sea … 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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IRAN POSTS FULL DOCUMENTARY ABOUT RQ-170 SENTINEL CAPTURE INCLUDING PICTURES FROM ITS RECOVERY!

In need someone to translate this video. Please email me: Aviationintel@gmail.com

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AS HIGHLIGHTED ON THIS SITE AS A THREAT FOR YEARS: CHINA’S CONVERTED SURPLUS FIGHTER DRONE FORCE EYEBALLED FROM SPACE

                In many of my posts on China, their emerging hardware and their military strategy in the region as a whole, I have discussed some “unconventional” tactics that the Chinese military has developed … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA BUYS TU-22 BACKFIRES?: NOT JUST THE PLANES, THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION LINE…

Our good friend David Cenciotti over at the Aviationist.com reports that China has purchased at the least a significant batch of Cold War era Tu-22 backfires from Russia, although it appears that this could actually be a deal for the … Read the rest of this entry

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