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TOTAL CRAP: THE F-35 “NEWS BROCHURE” ON 60 MINUTES

What the hell has happened to 60 Minutes? The name of the story was “Is The F-35 Worth It,” yet I really heard no debate in regards to that question whatsoever. What I did hear and see was an ill-informed reporter getting a look into the military’s … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: SLANGIN’ SUPER STALLIONS SUCKLING FROM A COMBAT TALON!

                This picture makes me feel a couple of things: 1.) All warm and fuzzy due to the friendly “jointness” of this obscure endeavor. Seeing a pair of “standard issue” USMC CH-53Es Super … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 FLOUNDERS ON WHILE ESSENTIAL F-16 UPGRADE PROGRAM MAY GET AXED

More of the same from the DoD and USAF regarding borrowing from their existing fighter fleet’s capability to pay for their Death Star of boondoggles, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. There is a new information out highlighting the continuing “teething … Read the rest of this entry

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RUSSIAN ROULETTE DoD STYLE: RETIRE ANYTHING TO PROTECT THE F-35 “PROGRAM”

I have gotten a ton of email with various articles attached talking about how plans are in the works to retire a whole slew of “legacy” (ie front line) aircraft types in a desperate attempt to protect the most flawed … 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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AFTER 35 YEARS THE A-10 IS GETTING CLEARED TO FLY INTO COMBAT WITH AN EXTERNAL FUEL TANK

http://www.eglin.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123360322 So after almost forty years of service and near constant combat over the last decade, just now Air Combat Command got the bright idea to clear the A-10 for combat operations with an external fuel tank. The A-10 often ferries itself around with … Read the rest of this entry

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LAS SAGA: RIGHT WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS FINALLY ON THE RIGHT TRACK…

The Senate has cut funding for 20 Light Air Support aircraft meant to backfill the precision fire support role for the Afghan Army once we have pulled the vast majority of manned airpower out of the Afghan theater. This is a passionate topic for me. … Read the rest of this entry

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HOW TO DOWN THE MOST ADVANCED AIR FORCE IN THE WORLD WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT…

…by literally turning the budget that makes that air force fly into a smoking hole in the ground. ABSOLUTELY READ THIS HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130408/NEWS/304080035/Reduced-flying-hours-forces-grounding-17-USAF-combat-air-squadrons We are our own worst enemy. Our fiscal policy will get us long before the big bad Russian … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE: USAF AGGRESSORS FLY WITH IRST POD

                    It appears that the USAF is getting very serious about the passive detection threat posed by modern infra-red search and track (IRST) systems, most notably against aircraft optimized for minimal … Read the rest of this entry

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USAF EAGLE SQUAD DOES THE HARLEM SHAKE!

Honestly, it is one of the best I have seen too, nice work guys! http://youtu.be/otyM6wNQGY0

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EXERCISE WESTERN ZEPHYR: RAF TYPHOONS IN VIRGININA TO PLAY WITH RAPTORS

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/typhoons-blow-into-langley-29012013 Oh no! Prepare for a blizzard of idiotic and childish “expert” reporting about how the Typhoon was able to “swat the Raptor out of the sky” on a few totally ambiguous occasions. This type of thing is a huge … Read the rest of this entry

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LOCKHEED’S “WINCHESTER MYSTERY PLANE”: DROOPING EXPECTATIONS, BALLOONING COST, AND QUESTIONABLE TIMELINES

Full Report: http://timemilitary.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/f-35-jsf-dote-fy12-annual-report.pdf Also, make sure not to miss this little gem: http://nation.time.com/2013/01/11/hot-stuff-the-f-35-just-became-25-more-vulnerable/ You know what guys? I am not going to go through this report with a fine tooth comb, I think you should read it. I am really sick of … Read the rest of this entry

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YOUR BROKEN PENTAGON: USAF WILL RE-SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR THE LAS CONTRACT

Read this first: http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_12_21_2012_p0-531685.xml&p=1 This is so ridiculous. Forest for the trees people, if we do not train and equip Afghans to provide for their own precision close air support and surveillance we will be spending billions in that country … Read the rest of this entry

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AMERICA’S NEXT BOMBER: A TRAGICALLY FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY

The blossoming, yet at the same time shadowy, saga that has become America’s next long-range bomber, now known as Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B), continues to gain steam, although it has yet to be determined if the current economic investment being … Read the rest of this entry

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