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Wow, so it looks like we’re seeing the first of the upcoming budget cuts for the Air Force trickle out. The AP is reporting that the Air Force is cancelling the RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude spy drone opting instead to keep the legendary U-2 Dragon Lady in service (for now, anyway)! Yup, the 50-year old […]

Iran’s Press TV news channel is showing images of what is allegedly the RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone that Iranian electronic warfare troops brought down intact. American defense officials have acknowledged that a Sentinel — apparently operating out of Shindand in Eastern Afghanistan (notice that satellite pics of the base haven’t been updated in years, they […]

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich) just dropped a couple of very alarming tales during a hearing about counterfeit parts making their way into brand new U.S. military weapons. Earlier this year, Boeing and the Navy found that the ice detection system on a brand new P-8 Poseidon was defective. The ice detection […]

The latest AP reports out of Libya say that it was a NATO strike may have killed Gadhafi. We’ve got calls in to the Pentagon. More to come. From the AP: Libya’s information minister said Moammar Gadhafi was killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months […]

Going into what appears to so far be a mercifully cool (high-70s) Friday afternoon here in Washington, I had to point out this piece of historic news: Just yesterday the Air Force received its first production model F-35 Lightinng II Joint Strike Fighter to fly in a non-testing role. This move marks the beginning of the […]