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Attack Helicopters losing their touch

The AH-64 Apache is America’s premier attack helicopter.  Boasting complex systems and advanced weapons, the Apache is truly a force to be reckoned with, or is it?  Are attack helicopters in general fairly useless?  Attack helicopters are primarily designed for CAS (Close Air-Support) missions, as well as some ground-attack missions.  However, ever since their first wide-deployment in Vietnam, they have ...

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Conquering the UAV Human Machine Interface

The pace of change within the field of Unmanned Aerial Systems is simply staggering. From relative obscurity in the 1990’s, there are now over 260 UAV variants flying or in development from over 50 countries. Whole new classes of aircraft have emerged: SUAS, TUAS, MALE, HALE, LEMV and UCAS, and capabilities stretch to 7 days airborne, 70,000+ feet and 3,000+ ...

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Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel still in top secrecy

Since the confirmation of the existence of the “Beast of Kandahar” by U.S. Air Force the secret is out of the stealth UAV that was seen flying out of Afghanistan in late 2007. It was the RQ-170 Sentinel developed by Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works as a stealth UAV and operated by the 30th Reconnaissance Squadron of United States Air Force ...

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Chinese Stealth Fighter

Since a long time there have been talks of China working on some type of stealthy fighter attack aircraft which is called  XX-J ,J-X or J-XX  by western intelligence sources. The information available is scarce about this new advanced combat aircraft coupled  with  informed speculation, wild guesstimates, and active disinformation.  The Chinese government is under no obligation to set the ...

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PAKDA a Russian Stealth bomber

The Russian Air Force PAK DA is a fifth-generation strategic bomber intended as the replacement of aging Tu-95MS, T-22M3 and Tu-160. The PAK DA is being developed by Kazan Aircraft Production Association of Russia. The PAK DA stands for Perspektivnyi Aviatsionnyi Kompleks Dalney Aviatsyi which means “long-range future aviation complex” for Strategic Air Forces. The PAK DA is going to ...

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Xian H-8 Chinese Stealth bomber

The H-8 is a secret strategic stealth bomber by China  reportedly to have started trial flights from November, 2007.  The during the test flight Chinese leaders were present comprising of Central Military Committee officers, air force logistics department officers, national defense science and industry committee, Xi’an deputy mayor and the provincial party committee assistant deputy secretary for inauguration of  the ...

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SR-91 Aurora aircraft

Aurora also known as SR-91 Aurora is the popular name for a hypothesized American reconnaissance aircraft, believed by some to be capable of hypersonic flight at speeds of Mach 5+.  According to the hypothesis,  Aurora was developed in the 1980s or 1990s as a replacement for the aging and expensive SR-71 Blackbird. A British Ministry of Defence report released in ...

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