Gotta say that those are pretty sharp lookin. VAQ-129 is the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) charged with training all EA-6B and EA-18G aviators. They’re based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, in Puget Sound, Washington. On my visits to the Seattle area, I’ve seen the Prowlers out, um, prowling. I think I also saw a […]
Month: January 2011
It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I learned that the early Essex-class carriers had been built with a hangar-level catapult. It was called the HIVA catapult and shot planes out of the starboard forward hangar deck. It was removed during refits in 1944 because it didn’t get a lot of use. The […]
Over at GunPundit, some photos of Oregon State Police SWAT personnel searching for a suspected cop shooter. Looks like the Oregon State Police could take on the Afghanistan National Army.
Don’t see a lot of photos of these guys: Another below:
Blackwater founder trains Somalis Erik Prince is involved in a multimillion-dollar program financed by several Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates, to mobilize some 2,000 Somali recruits to fight pirates who are terrorizing the African coast. Battleship New Jersey faces rough seas Big J hanging on despite tough economic times. The New Reagan Revolution: […]
25 years ago: The loss of the Challenger and her crew is one of Murdoc’s “I remember where I was when I heard it” moments.
Spotted over at Defense Tech: For more images and discussion, see: Name That Mystery Tank: M1A3 Prototype? Murdoc has trouble believing that this is anything major. We’ll see.
Not sure where these launched from, but MO had a shot of one jumping off the ramp of a T/AK the other day.
AF.mil: Officials from the 46th Test Wing launched the fourth generation fighter for the first time with a new and improved radar system, the APG-82(V)1. The APG-82 uses active electronically scanned array radar technology composed of numerous small solid-state transmit and receive modules. The standard radar, APG-70, is a mechanically scanned array housed in the […]
Iraq’s Air Force Is unprepared to defend country While Baghdad has made it clear it doesn’t want the U.S. to extend its troop presence in the country after 2011, Iraq’s Air Force won’t ready to maintain air sovereignty any time in the foreseeable future, experts said. Last year, the government announced its intention of purchasing […]