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A few years back Lockheed’s VARIOUS (VTOL Advanced Reconnaissance Insertion Organic Unmanned System) UCAV emerged with a whimper as an idea, and since then it seems that it has remained just that, an idea. Yet VARIOUS looks much more far-fetched … Read the rest of this entry

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This has been a long time in the making. When the AV-8B+ received the APG-65 radar from its Legacy F/A-18 brethren after they upgraded to the more advanced APG-73 radar set, it was somewhat of a given that the aircraft would … Read the rest of this entry

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Lots Of Chatter About The DARPA/BOEING DiscRotor Concept Lately

I am not sure what the spike is all about, I wonder if they have a prototype in testing. The technology seems very interesting, although I am surprised they can get that much dead lift out of the those short … Read the rest of this entry

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VIDEO: F-35B Beats Up The WASP As Ship Trials Heat Up

Take a close look at the short takeoff and how the actuating tailpipe vectors around, wild! Also, I just can’t get over that big barn door open up top. Also, does this machine seem a LOT bigger than an AV-8 … Read the rest of this entry

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Osprey Shoppers!

It has to be the ultimate Combat Search and Rescue machine. I would be stunned if Israel does not buy at least a small force of these aircraft. Also the middle east allied nations where huge swathes of desert create … Read the rest of this entry

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Israel To Evaluate V-22 For Assault & CSAR Missions

            It is the best Combat Search And Rescue platform ever fielded, it would be great to see the V-22 in Israeli tan colors… http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2011/06/07/Israelis-favor-V-22-Osprey-for-special-ops/UPI-12461307473162/

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