Articles by John Reed





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Video: China’s Carrier at Sea

Here you have it. Some video that appears to show China’s first aircraft carrier, the ex-Soviet Varyag, steaming under her own power during her eighth…



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Turkish RF-4E Recce Jet Down Near Syria (updated)

Well, this is interesting. A Turkish RF-4E Phantom photo-reconnaissance fighter has apparently gone missing near Turkey’s border with Syria on the Mediterranean coast. RUMINT is spreading that…


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Pic of the Day: F-35B Shows Off its Gun Pod

Ever wondered what the stealthy-ish, bolt-on gun pod of the F-35B short take-off and vertical landing variant of the Joint Strike Fighter looked like? Well,…


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A New Chinese Fighter!? Sigh, No

Is that another UFO being trucked cross country or China’s newest stealth fighter? Nope, it’s just a lengthened version of a Hongdu L-15 jet trainer — which…





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Pic of the Day: Digital Super Hornet

Here’s you pic of the day for Tuesday. This awesome shot of an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet from VFA-122 tricked out in a digicam paint job…


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Spotted: Skunk Works’ Mystery Drone

So the guys over at OSGEOINT appear to have found an old mystery drone sitting on a ramp at Lockheed Martin’s super secret Skunk Works…



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Navy Nails Speedboats With Griffin Missiles

In case you haven’t seen this, the Navy has begun testing Raytheon’s Griffin mini-missiles for use in defending its ships against swarms of explosive-laden, fast-moving…



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CV-22 Down in Florida

An Air Force Special Operations Command CV-22 Osprey out of Hurlburt Field, Fl., went down last night in the nearby Eglin training range, injuring all…



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BAMS Down in Maryland

A version of the Navy’s RQ-4 Broad Area Maritime Surveillance drone crashed yesterday afternoon in a marsh in Maryland during a test flight out of…