Bunker Talk: Let’s Chat About All The Stories We Did And Didn’t Report On This Week

This week we dove deeper into the F-117 operating in the Middle East mystery and how it may relate to General Atomics’ Avenger drone. We also took another look at the Pakistan-India flare-up and all the misinformation that has come with. News about the Blue Angels’ upcoming transition to Super Hornets also stood out, but the biggest news came when the Air Force Research Lab and Kratos Defense unveiled the XQ-58A Valkyrie after its first flight. We also said goodbye to the EA-6B Prowler and its 60-year-old Grumman design lineage. 

Still, there were many subjects we didn’t get to. But it’s not too late.

Welcome to Bunker Talk!

We can talk about how China just showed off its DF-26 arsenal in a very Bond villain kind of way:

Or how about the fact that HH-60Gs in Alaska have these sweet skis that partially breakaway for fast-roping:

Then there is this little tidbit about the making of Crimson Tide:

But most importantly, check out this awesome shot of F-15Es trolling their carrier-based counterparts with a hook-down flyover of the TR!

Once again, this is an entirely open exercise, so let’s enjoy some pointed debate and have some laughs.

Let’s get after it!

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Tyler Rogoway


Tyler’s passion is the study of military technology, strategy, and foreign policy and he has fostered a dominant voice on those topics in the defense media space. He was the creator of the hugely popular defense site Foxtrot Alpha before developing The War Zone.