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OMINOUS MILESTONE: CHINA’S STEALTHY UCAV DEMONSTRATOR TAKES FLIGHT

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LOCKHEED UNVEILS THEIR UNCLASS CONCEPT: “SENTINEL PRIME?”

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/uclass.html Such a poor time to introduce expensive and cutting edge new potential weapons systems, but none-the-less Lockheed’s “Sea Ghost” design that will compete with the likes of Northrop Grumman’s X-47 based design, Boeing’s Phantom Ray and General Atomic’s Sea … Read the rest of this entry

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HUGE PLUG: “RISE OF THE DRONES” TO AIR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23rd ON NOVA!

I spent dozens of hours consulting with the producers of this documentary, literally taking them through almost every aspect of drone warfare and unmanned combat aircraft, including their evolution, ways of operation, specific differences in capabilities amongst the types in … Read the rest of this entry

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NEED AN INTERIM UAV SOLUTION FOR AMERICAN AIRCRAFT CARRIERS? TAKE A GOOD HARD LOOK AT THE MOTHBALLED S-3 VIKING…

                  There has been some buzz in the defense community that the US Navy should field an “interim” unmanned aircraft to deploy off of its flattops between the time that the X-47B … Read the rest of this entry

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X-47B GOES TO SEA

Care to think twice about continuing with this F-35 charade? And this is the technology we are allowed to see today, not what really exists in the black world. More on this very soon, and yes I did read Aviationweek’s recent … Read the rest of this entry

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IT’S EVOLVING…

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X-47B LANDS ON AIRCRAFT CARRIER FOR THE FIRST TIME! -UMM SORT OF…

…2013 is just around the bend folks. If this baby is a success the Navy may get serious about reevaluating its F-35C plans. Super Hornets in “Block III” configuration and a fleet of advanced semi-autonomous UCAVs with over double the … Read the rest of this entry

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UNMANNED GAME CHANGER: AUTONOMOUS AERIAL REFUELING IS A REALITY

The emerging capability to refuel drones in flight will make even more of an impact than the ability to do so with manned platforms, a practice that began at the dawn of the jet age some 60+ years ago. Nowhere … Read the rest of this entry

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AMERICAN WARFARE’S NEW NORMAL: DRONE WAR IN YEMEN HEATS UP AS DRONE WAR IN PAKISTAN COOLS DOWN

Posted below are two separate and very worthwhile articles about the continued use of drone strikes in foreign lands to decapitate, cripple, or simply destroy terrorist and insurgent networks. Peter Bergen writes about how the drone war in Pakistan has … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: August 2nd, 2012

LOCKMART LOOKS TOWARD ITS EMPLOYEES TO CUT BALLOONING F-35 COSTS This is not only a good idea, it is a proven one. About a half decade or so ago the Joint Strike Fighter, namely the F-35B, was so over weight … Read the rest of this entry

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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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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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THE FUTURE IS WITHIN REACH: X-47B RETRACTS GEAR & CRUISES

The most promising and far reaching “white” drone program running in the US just took another leap in testing.

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NEWS ROUNDUP JANUARY 24th, 2012!

USAF HAS GIVEN UP ON GLOBAL HAWK: http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/awx/2012/01/24/awx_01_24_2012_p0-417750.xml&channel=defense This is big news, something not only predicted here at Aviationintel but it also satisfies the opinion stated here almost a year ago. Global Hawk has been in development for well over … Read the rest of this entry

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UNMANNED UAV CARRIER LANDING TESTS PASS WITH FLYING COLORS- THIS IS HUGE FOLKS.

This is really a big deal, the test Hornet flew with almost the exact X-47B UCAS-D’s hardware and software baseline configuration and the system really worked seamlessly. Although US Navy aircraft have been able to autoland to a certain extent for decades, no pilot puts … Read the rest of this entry

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