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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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DISSIMILAR AIR COMBAT TRAINING POLISH STYLE!

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AND ON THE 8TH DAY THE LORD GAVE US GoPros!: VIPER RIDE

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THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’: QF-16 OPTIONALLY MANNED FULL SCALE TARGET DRONE LANDS AT TYNDALL AFB

For us F-4 Phantom Phantatics this news it bittersweet. I was told two weeks ago by a top QF-4 pilot that the Phantom will still soldier on till at about 2017 in USAF inventory, at least as things sit right … Read the rest of this entry

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F-16 VIPER LOW LEVEL TEST MISSION OUT OF EDWARDS AFB

We see the Hornet guys do it all the time, now it’s time to give the Viper guys some love. This footage was shot during testing of an automatic ground collision avoidance system, so needless to say things get very … Read the rest of this entry

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ISRAEL SWATS DRONE FROM THE SKY

This is a pretty interesting video. It is known that Hamas and Hezbollah have an assortment of drones, from radio controlled planes that are commercially available, to more complex systems supplied by Iran. This is nothing new, remember this drone … Read the rest of this entry

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READY TO RAM: PILOT OF UNARMED F-16 TELLS HER 9/11 STORY

Be very, very happy we have people like this sitting in alert shelters around the US prepared to execute what were once almost unthinkable orders… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2035704/9-11-anniversary-Heather-Penneys-suicide-mission-United-93.html?openGraphAuthor=%2Fhome%2Fsearch.html%3Fs%3D%26authornamef%3DThomas%2BDurante

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INSIDE THE VIPER PIT

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TAIWAN GETS SLAPPED WITH A FAT F-16 UPGRADE BID, WANT’S NEW F-16s, MAY WAIT FOR F-35B

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2012/05/08/2003532288 Just as suggested here recently, Taiwan is realizing that the right jet to survive and prevail against possible Chinese aggression is not the latest model F-16 but the short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, … Read the rest of this entry

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WHITE HOUSE RE-EVALUATING TAIWAN’S REQUEST FOR BRAND NEW F-16 VIPERS, SHOULD OFFER F-35B AS WELL

How is selling late block F-16s to our ally Taiwan even debatable? Instead the Obama Administration “offered” to upgrade Taiwan’s existing F-16A/B fleet with modern systems. This should have been offered along with providing as many new F-16s as Taiwan … Read the rest of this entry

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THE F-35 IS BECOMING A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY, GAO SAYS THE PROGRAM IS A MESS, KELLY JOHNSON WOULD BE ASHAMED

Please read the article linked below. Here is a little taste of the GAO’s ongoing F-35 program evaluation: “Until engineering changes are reduced, there are risks of additional cost overruns and retrofit costs. The program now estimates that the number … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE ULTIMATE VIPER PIT!

                A BIG sortie generation exercise over at Kunsan AB in South Korea resulted in what looks like a scene out of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones as a massive … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP MARCH 4th, 2012!

THE UK PREPARES FOR THE F-35C, YET MAY OPT FOR THE F-35B ONCE AGAIN The BBC takes us inside the UK’s F-35 simulator where RAF pilots and industry folks are becoming re-familiarized with “cat & trap” naval aviation. This simulator … Read the rest of this entry

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LOCKMART UNVEILS THE “NEW” F-16V, STRATEGICALLY TAILORED NOT TO COMPETE WITH THE F-35

Lockheed gave birth in public to their highly conservative F-16V concept today at the Singapore Air Show. Although it is not fully clear exactly what the “new” F-16 will feature, what we do know is that it will be fitted … Read the rest of this entry

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Iraqi F-16IQ’s Will Not Be Delivered With AIM-9Xs Or AIM-120 AMRAAMs

In the works for a long time, Iraq will finally purchase 18 F-16C Block 50/52s, these aircraft will be known as the F-16IQ. What is interesting is that they will be getting the semi-active homing AIM-7F Sparrow and AIM-9L/M sidewinder missiles with their … Read the rest of this entry

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