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USAF Eyes New Era Of Close Air Support Commented on: 1 day ago (March 25, 2015)

POGO is actually calling for the removal of top USAF officers in a long article republished in the War is Boring blog:

"Finally, if Congress believes that officers have purposely misled...

Long Road Ahead For Possible A-10 Follow-On Commented on: 2 days ago (March 25, 2015)

The elephants in the room are the A-10Cs, particularly for the low-medium intensity conflict in which we are most likely to be engaged. It is also the least costly option to stabilize the...

Patching The F-35’s Data Fusion Gap Commented on: 1 week ago (March 19, 2015)

When you think about it, each F-35 has a slightly different view of a target, and probably derives a slightly different fix for it - akin to parallax error - and might even ID it as a different...

Opinion: Ambitious Marine Plans For F-35B Should Be Tested Early Commented on: 2 weeks ago (March 11, 2015)

A number of logistical puzzles to solve, not even counting the inevitable down (mx) aircraft or two that might get stranded at an M-FARP - better hurry up with the CH-53Ks.... But intensive...

FAA Vs. UAVs Commented on: 2 weeks ago (March 10, 2015)

No argument that the FAA is one of the most bureaucratically rigid regulatory agencies, that is also perpetually understaffed and underfunded. But there are a lot of UAS operators that do not...

Opinion: Where Commonality Can Work In A Sixth-Gen Fighter Commented on: 4 weeks ago (February 27, 2015)

At least there is no STOVL 6G requirement - yet.

Late Software Not Expected To Jeopardize U.S. Marine Corps F-35 IOC Commented on: 4 weeks ago (February 27, 2015)

The 2B F-35B will most certainly not "surpass" the combat capability of the F/A-18C.

Inside Australia’s Air Force Modernization Commented on: 4 weeks ago (February 25, 2015)

Considering that the USN will be operating its Super Hornets / Growlers into the 2040s, it's pretty much assured that the Australians will do the same - at least they will have the option to do so...

USAF To 'Re-Energize' Debate On Future Of CAS Commented on: 5 weeks ago (February 19, 2015)

Belittling your critics by labeling their arguments as "ridiculous" makes the USAFs position seem even more desperate. And someone should tell Gen Welsh that the Marines are buying the F-35 not...

ACC Chief Open To A-10 Follow-On Platform Commented on: 5 weeks ago (February 14, 2015)

By far the cheapest solution is to retain the A-10Cs and finish upgrading them with the PE package and the new wings. The general knows that there is no money to start another aircraft program....

Mar 26, 2015

Open Skies Over Benelux And Germany

Cold War kids like me still remember the Open Skies treaty, the 1992 agreement by members of NATO and the then Warsaw Pact to allow observation flights over their territory as a confidence-building measure....More
Mar 26, 2015

Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Gripen (1999)

In 1999, Aviation Week's then Editor-in-Chief reported on the capabilities of the Saab Gripen. Read his pilot report....More
Mar 25, 2015

Kepler Achievements Recognized by National Air and Space Museum

"We are discovering all kinds of exotic planets, worlds that have oceans of molten rock, worlds that have not one but two stars rising in the East and setting in the West," said Natalie Batalha, Kepler mission scientist....More
Mar 24, 2015

NavWeek: Semper Why 3

As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to tack back to its expeditionary core and the U.S. remains on course for its Asia-Pacific rebalance, the question of the force’s relevance is again coming to the fore....More
Mar 21, 2015

SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell Talks Raptor, Falcon 9, CRS-2, Satellite Internet and More 5

During a March 17 luncheon Shotwell touched on developments underway at the Hawthorne, California-based company....More
Mar 20, 2015

Germany To Boost Defense Spending

Germany's finance minister says the pacifist nation must shoulder more military commitments in the coming years....More
Mar 19, 2015

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Spots Martian Aurora, Unexplained Dust Cloud

"What's especially surprising about the aurora we saw is how deep in the atmosphere it occurs," said Arnaud Stiepen, a University of Colorado researcher....More
Mar 19, 2015

You Can't Fly Without Us

ARSA's known for MRO regulatory advocacy in Washington. Check out its AVMRO portal to see how else it is promoting the industry....More

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