How North Korea Developed Missiles So Quickly Commented on: 2 days ago (August 17, 2017)

First long range ballistic missile used operationally, 1944. Current date, 2017. time between then and now, 73 years.

First ICBM test, 60 years ago.

Golly, how could any nation learn...

Modified X-47B Breaks Cover As Testbed For MQ-25 Bid Commented on: 5 days ago (August 14, 2017)

"Breaks Cover"? More "Like Duh" isn't it?

Matthew 24:6

U.S. Army Eyes F-35 As Missile Defense Sensor Commented on: 1 week ago (August 12, 2017)

The Army is losing it's edge. In the old days they would have announced how a helicopter could do the job.

Turbofans Are Not Finished Yet Commented on: 1 week ago (August 11, 2017)

"Whittle may have thought that with sufficient priority the Metror could have been combat ready"

The Meteor served in combat during WWII.

Just because a jet engine had a J in the...

UK Drone Collision Tests Draw Criticism Commented on: 1 week ago (August 11, 2017)

In the United Kingdom the safety of the public may matter. Here in the USA the sacred right of any Yahoo to bring down an airliner with a toy shall not be infringed.

Opposing Views: Debating The F-35’s Strengths And Weaknesses Commented on: 1 week ago (August 11, 2017)

On and on, and on, and on. The great debate goes on.

When shall reality intrude? The reality is that the F-35 has devastated aircraft development. In the days of my youth, the 50s and 60s,...

Light Attack Contenders Square Off For USAF Demo Commented on: 1 week ago (August 11, 2017)

Which aircraft is cheapest? Why is this important?

Because this aircraft is unlikely to serve the US for much longer than is needed to retire the A-10. Once that aircraft is gone the light...

From Pest Control To Drug Patrol, Now Air Tractor Targets OA-X Commented on: 1 week ago (August 8, 2017)

Ever know anyone delighted when their O-1 was replaced by a faster, more redundant O-2? Ever wonder why the OV-10A was developed? Or why it was retired? Ever hear of a FAC called "Misty"? Why...

Pilotless Commercial Aircraft? Follow the Money Commented on: 1 week ago (August 8, 2017)

People will accept pilotless airliners after they ride in driverless cars. Accident rates will plummet.

Consider the handwriting on the wall at Belshazzar's feast. "Mene, mene, tekel parsin...

Lawmakers Say Administration Went Too Far In Pushing ATC Reform Commented on: 1 week ago (August 7, 2017)

What do you think Campaign Contributors spend money for?

The taxpayer spends to develop for the nation; campaign contributors spend to get control of what the taxpayer spent to develop....