Tag Archives: USAF

Mark Collins – US Navy: Carriers or Subs, with the Dragon in Mind

21 Oct

Further to these posts, RAND on War Between the Dragon and the Eagle [note links at start] War Between the Dragon and the Eagle: USN Carriers up to It? some recommendations for the USN’s futu…

Source: Mark Collins – US Navy: Carriers or Subs, with the Dragon in Mind

Mark Collins – “Boeing, Gulfstream, Bombardier Angle For USAF Special-Mission Work”

26 Sep

Further to this post and “Comments”, Bombardier Airframe for New USAF ISR Plane? Part 2 aircraft with other roles look in play for Bombardier airframes–at Aviation Week and Space …

Source: Mark Collins – “Boeing, Gulfstream, Bombardier Angle For USAF Special-Mission Work”

Mark Collins – “The Fourth Dimension: The F-35 Program, [Canadian] Defence Procurement, and the Conservative Government, 2006–2015”

15 Sep

Have a look at Vimy Paper 33 by Richard Shimooka (a long-time supporter of the Joint Strike Fighter), at the Conference of Defence Associations Institute; lots of–unattributed–inside st…

Source: Mark Collins – “The Fourth Dimension: The F-35 Program, [Canadian] Defence Procurement, and the Conservative Government, 2006–2015”

Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Update: US Not Best Pleased with Saudis, Plus Houthis

22 Aug

Further to this post, Yemen: Saudi Tanks Hammered by Houthis other matters are not helping the Kingdom’s cause: 1) NY Times opinion piece: Saudi Arabia Kills Civilians, the U.S. Looks the Oth…

Source: Mark Collins – Bloody Yemen Update: US Not Best Pleased with Saudis, Plus Houthis

Mark Collins – RAND on War Between the Dragon and the Eagle

2 Aug

Further to these posts, Chinese Threat to US Navy/Would US Dare Attack Mainland? Making the Case For the Eagle’s Carriers vs the Dragon: NOT USAF “Officers Give New Details for F-35 in War With Chi…

Source: Mark Collins – RAND on War Between the Dragon and the Eagle

Mark Collins – New USAF ICBMs/New USAF Nuke ALCM (cruise missile)

2 Aug

Keep in mind that nuclear weapons are still very much part of American defence: 1) At Defense Industry Daily–the start of a major article: Missile Envy: Modernizing the US ICBM Force August 1…

Source: Mark Collins – New USAF ICBMs/New USAF Nuke ALCM (cruise missile)

Mark Collins – USAF “Officers Give New Details for F-35 in War With China”

4 Jul

Further to this post on the difficulties carrier-based USN F-35Cs would have in a war with China (“range, range, range” amongst other things), Making the Case For the Eagle’s Carriers v…

Source: Mark Collins – USAF “Officers Give New Details for F-35 in War With China”

Mark Collins – NORAD and Russian Cruise Nukes: “de-escalation”? Part 2

30 Jun

Further to this 2015 post, more on an aspect of Russian nuclear doctrine to which we should be paying considerable attention–and an aspect that emphasizes the centrality of the NORAD mission …

Source: Mark Collins – NORAD and Russian Cruise Nukes: “de-escalation”? Part 2

Mark Collins – Can the US Cope With a Big War Against a Major Power? Part 2

22 Jun

Further to this post last year (note links at end), here’s more along similar lines. Although the critique comes from Republican congressional staffers under a Democratic president, the criti…

Source: Mark Collins – Can the US Cope With a Big War Against a Major Power? Part 2

Mark Collins – Things Looking Better For F-35 in Canada: NOT! Super Hornet Buy Leaks

6 Jun

Further to this post, there’s suddenly some furious scene-setting for pushing back any new RCAF fighter competition that the F-35A might possibly win for some time (after the 2019 election?) …

Source: Mark Collins – Things Looking Better For F-35 in Canada: NOT! Super Hornet Buy Leaks