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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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SAD PHOTOS: SEA SHADOW FINALLY GETS SCRAPPED

Some awesome but sad pics found and sent over by Aviationintel reader Nicolae Sinu depict a horrific scene- one of the most fascinating vessels of the Cold War, the Lockheed Skunk Work’s stealthy Sea Shadow, being scrapped while still cocooned … 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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FIFTH GENERATION FIRST DROPS & LAUNCHES: F-35 DROPS A 1,000lb JDAM & SUPERSONIC F-22 FIRES AIM-9X

America is knee deep in 5th generation fighter test and evaluation endeavors and both events are great news for their perspective programs.

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TYLER’S 10 THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF DRONE WARFARE

1.) Drones will grow up to become droids- That’s right, autonomy is not only on the way, in many ways it exists today. Over the last decade or two, drones have been like infant children, requiring hand holding and constant … Read the rest of this entry

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LASER PHALANX IS EVOLVING

Laser Phalanx is well on its way to becoming an operationally useful tool. Directed energy weapons are the holy grail of Close In Weapon Systems, and once they mature they could replace everything from the Navy’s current 20mm gatling gun … Read the rest of this entry

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INSEPARABLE TO THE END: TWO COLD WAR TREASURES, SEA SHADOW & THE HUGHES MINING BARGE, MAY FACE THE SCRAPPER’S TORCH

I am flabbergasted, stunned really, that an air and space museum, such as the USS Midway in San Diego, has not snapped up the legendary Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1) and the Lockheed Sea Shadow (IX-529) from the US Navy for … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP: April 19th, 2012!

F-35 MAKES A VERY LOW LEVEL BOMB DROP !                 Well maybe it was just into a concrete pit while it was hung above but none-the-less it did release a weapon! Oh and … Read the rest of this entry

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Good Things Come In Small Packages: SDB II Testing Moves Ahead

The second generation of the Small Diameter Bomb that is currently in testing is a game changing force multiplier. The SDB’s modular concept allows for a full menu of warhead and fusing combinations that can be used to take out a … Read the rest of this entry

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HA! As Randomly Theorized Here A Week Ago, Apparently The DoD Does Have A Scalable Microwave Weapon Afterall!

READ THIS: http://aviationintel.com/?p=3878 Then READ THIS: http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?channel=awst&id=news/awst/2011/11/21/AW_11_21_2011_p29-395318.xml&headline=First%20Look:%20Electronic%20Warfare%20Missile%20&next=0      

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F-35s May Be Sold To Allies In The Persian Gulf To Deter Iran?

As we are beginning to see in Asia, the F-35 is being treated as a kind of containment weapon by the US when it comes to exports to allies outside of NATO. The possibility of, and the current attempt at surrounding China … Read the rest of this entry

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