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  • Beware, F-35: The Air Force Will Soon Receive F-15EX Fighters.

    Caleb Larson Security, Americas The F-15 platform first flew in the mid-1980s. Key Point: The F-15EX will be easier to build, put into service, and maintain than an equal number of F-35s. In a notice on the U.S. government contract award website, beta.sam.gov, the U.S. Air Force announced they had awarded a sole source contract to Boeing. “The United States Air Force Life Cycle Management Center intends to award a sole source indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to The...

    The National Interest
  • 'He's a psychopath': Trump insider says military will haul Trump out of the White House

    Trump’s “Art of the Deal” co-author Tony Schwartz argues “anything goes” for “psychopath” President Trump, and believes Trump will not leave the White House if he loses the election because giving up is “unthinkable” for him. This comes as Joe Biden says his “greatest concern” is that Trump would look to “steal” the 2020 election, and is “absolutely convinced” the military “will escort” Trump “from The White House with great dispatch.” Schwartz argues he has “no doubt that Trump will do...

    MSNBC.com
  • Northrop F-89 Scorpion–The First Combat Aircraft Armed with Air-to-Air Nuclear Weapons

    Peter Suciu Security, Americas What could go wrong? Well, everything. The all-weather, twin-engine Northrop F-89 Scorpion was the first jet-powered interceptor aircraft designed specifically for that role to enter service with the Air Defense Command. The two-seat aircraft had a radar operator guide the pilot, which enabled the F-89 to locate, intercept and destroy enemy aircraft day or night in any type of weather condition. Officially designated a fighter, the F-89 was powered by two Allison...

    The National Interest