Author Archives: Larkins Dsouza

Founded Defence Aviation, clean freak, loves everything aviation, WAR junkie, serendipitous & loves to create something new.

SIKA and Aerotek launch India’s first dedicated Landing Gear Company

SIKA Aerospace & Defence, India (SIKA) and Aerotek Aviation Engineering Ltd, UK (Aerotek UK) have announced the launch of Aerotek Sika Aviation Engineering, which is a recently established joint venture that has been set up as a Make in India initiative to provide world-class manufacturing and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Landing Gear, Hydraulic LRUs and Actuators for fixed ...

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Top 12 most interesting Air Forces around the world

The world has seen many battles and many are being fought at this present moment; every country has enemies and no one is totally safe. Thus, no country can let their guard down for a moment and only way to survive this harsh reality is to strengthen the armed forces. The military strength of a country is determined by the ...

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DA #5: LIVE from Aero India 2017 – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry in India with David Willems of UMS Skeldar

We are LIVE from Aero India 2017 at Bengaluru, India. In this episode, I discuss on the Indian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Industry with David Willems of UMS Skeldar. You can stream using the player above or download the mp3 to your computer or handheld devices. Download this episode (right click and save) Memorandum of Understanding signed between 3F Advanced Systems ...

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Boeing 777-300ER: The next Air India One aircraft

Prime Minister of India, a jet setter Narendra Modi will soon get his very own, state-of-the-art Air Force One aircraft, the Air India One. The advanced Boeing 777-300 ER flying fortress aircraft, made of special radar absorbing metal alloys and fitted with the latest in technology  is akin to US President Barack Obama’s Boeing 747-200 Air Force one, and is ...

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$38 Billion US military aid package for Israel will include F-35s and F-15s

US officials at the state department have announced a landmark $38-billion-dollar military aid package to Israel, the largest pledge of military assistance in US history according to the congress and administration. America will deliver weapons systems to Israel over a period of 10 years, which will include F-35 and F-15 tactical fighters, by 2018. The agreement, which took months to ...

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China plans to resurrect The World’s Largest Plane by restarting Antonov AN-225 ‘Mriya’ production

The World’s largest plane will soon be resurrected. China will sign a deal with Ukraine to breathe new life into the Soviet-era manufacturing program for the production of the AN-225, which is a strategic, airlift cargo aircraft designed in the Soviet Union in the late 80s by Antonov Design Bureau. With a maximum payload of 250 tons for cargo, the ...

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Aeroengine Corporation of China plans to compete with the likes of Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce and General Electric

When it comes to aircraft Engines, there are a few names that come to our minds such as Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, and General Electric. But there is a new kid on the block, and this time, it’s from China. Debuting for the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC), the engine will be showcased during the upcoming 11th China International ...

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Chaoxun-1 vs BrahMos: An Arms Race or War of Words Over RAMJET Supersonic Cruise Missile Technology?

Despite media frenzy in defence circles, it has been stated that the Chaoxun-1 (CX-1) supersonic missile designed by China’s Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, Beijing is not a copy of India’s Brahmos missile. There have been allegations that Russian technology had been passed on to China, or that it had been stolen. These reports have been proven false by Russia ...

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Meet Owj: Iran’s First Indigenous Fighter Jet Engine

For a country that used to import even a toothbrush before, Iran has been making giant strides in industry and indigenously produced components. Recently, on the country’s Defence Industry Day, President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, had unveiled the first domestically produced Turbojet engine “Owj” (Zenith), in a prestigious ceremony attended by press officials, industry experts, and scientists of the nation. ...

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