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France’s Rafale

France’s Rafale

Dassault Rafale (click for cutaway view) Will Dassault's fighter become a fashionably late fighter platform that builds on its parent company's past successes - or just "the late Rafale"? It all began as a 1985 break-away from the multinational consortium that went on...

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CH-53K: The U.S. Marines’ HLR Helicopter Program

CH-53K: The U.S. Marines’ HLR Helicopter Program

CH-53K concept (click to view full) The U.S. Marines have a problem. They rely on their CH-53E Super Stallion medium-heavy lift helicopters to move troops, vehicles, and supplies off of their ships. But the helicopters are wearing out. Fast. The pace demanded by the...

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Eurofighter’s Future: Tranche 3, and Beyond

Eurofighter’s Future: Tranche 3, and Beyond

Italian Eurofighters (click to view full) The multi-national Eurofighter Typhoon has been described as the aerodynamic apotheosis of lessons learned from the twin engine "teen series" fighters that began with the F-14 and F-15, continued with the emergence of the...

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RIM-162 ESSM Missile: Naval Anti-Air in a Quad Pack

RIM-162 ESSM Missile: Naval Anti-Air in a Quad Pack

RIM-162: sections (click to view full) The RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) is used to protect ships from attacking missiles and aircraft, and is designed to counter supersonic maneuvering anti-ship missiles. Compared to the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow, ESSM is...

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