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A VERY “INTIMATE VIEW” OF THE P-8 POSEIDON

                Aviation Photographer David Cherkasov agreed to share this incredibly detailed view of the Navy’s new multirole sub-hunter, sea control, attack and ISR aircraft, the P-8 Poseidon. Although the P-8 is based on … Read the rest of this entry

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MYSTERY SOLVED!: THE UNIDENTIFIED PINT SIZED SUBMARINE IS…

                ORIGINAL POST: http://aviationintel.com/2013/01/02/identify-this-sub-small-mystery-submarine-spotted-at-naval-base-kitsap-in-bremerton-wa/ I have taken a couple week hiatus from posting regularly on the site, I needed a break. Often times when you are away from something you question the need … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE FLEET IS FULL AT NAVAL BASE NORFOLK VIRGINIA!

My buddy who served aboard the USS Enterprise as a JAG officer posted this on Facebook, quite the sight! “It’s Christmas in Norfolk! And everyone’s home this year! At pier-side are USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH … Read the rest of this entry

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ROMNEY’S PLAN FOR THE NAVY TAKES SHAPE… SORT OF…

Defensenews.com has a fantastic interview with Mitt Romney’s key Naval advisor, John Lehman, about what exactly a President Romney’s larger and more cash flush US Navy would look. Here are the highlights: Increase yearly ship building from nine hulls to … Read the rest of this entry

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NAVY SUPER HORNETS & F-35C ARE NO MATCH FOR “FORTRESS CHINA”: BRING ON THE X-47B UCAV!

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-super-hornet-faces-emerging-anti-access-challenges-372393/ As I have been pounding away at for years now, the Super Hornet fleet is not survivable if a war were to break out with China or a bad actor who possess a modern integrated air defense system. Further, … Read the rest of this entry

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SMALL BUT CRUCIAL OPPORTUNITIES & OMINOUS SIGNS OF THINGS TO COME FOR US-IRANIAN RELATIONS

First off, news came today that the American flagged cargo ship Maersk Texas was rescued by Iranian naval combatants from a swarm of marauding pirates. This happened in the Gulf of Oman, a familiar hunting ground of pirates operating out … Read the rest of this entry

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NAT GEO GOES INSIDE A SUPER CARRIER

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THOUGHTS ON AVIATION WEEK’S SCATHING NARRATIVE ON THE FREEDOM CLASS LCS AND POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES TO IT

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_05_09_2012_p0-456228.xml&p=1 We know the LCS concept is both controversial and marred with strange capability gaps and quality control issues, but the piece linked above, written by Michael Fabey over at Aviation Week, really gives us a raw view into this … Read the rest of this entry

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US TO UNDERWRITE RISKS FOR UK’S “CATBAR” CARRIER, PLANS TO DEPLOY NAVAIR SQUADRON ABOARD

Thomas Harding over at The Telegraph wrote a great piece on the state of US-UK “carrier relations,” an area of great interest here at Aviationintel as I am sure you are aware. In his piece, linked below, there are certain … Read the rest of this entry

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TOP GUN MOVIE NEWS FOLLOWUP!

          Nathan McGrew, a fellow aviation photographer and contact of mine up here in the rainy NW had a great response to my post on the news that the F-35 will most likely be featured to … Read the rest of this entry

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THE PROTECTOR USV: AN ANTIDOTE FOR IRANIAN FAST ATTACK BOATS?

Israeli weapons manufacturer Rafael’s Unmanned Surface Vehicle is nothing new as it has been in testing with the US Navy for some years and has been operational with the Singapore Navy and Israeli Defense Forces since the mid 2000s. What … Read the rest of this entry

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US TO WORK CLOSELY WITH UK ON CARRIER DESIGN, DEPLOYMENTS, AND…?

http://defense.aol.com/2012/01/06/us-and-uk-to-work-together-on-carrier-design-deployments/ I think this is a great idea, lending American expertise to the British, and visa-verse is a win-win for all involved. America may even be surprised by learning some new shipbuilding and design tricks in the process. Old habits … Read the rest of this entry

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US NAVY PROVED THAT THEIR SHIPS WERE VULNERABLE TO SWARM ATTACKS

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/12/washington/12navy.html This fascinating piece about a war game held by the USN to test their resilience to swarm or pack style attacks by small boats was sent in to me by a valued reader. The results of this exercise were … Read the rest of this entry

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