Author Archives: Larkins Dsouza

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

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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Joe Sutter: Father of Boeing 747, Dies at 95

Joe Sutter was an American aerospace engineer for the Boeing Airplane Company and also the manager of the design team for the Boeing 747. One of the popular magazines of that time has described Sutter as the “Father of the 747”. He was born in Seattle, Washington and attended the University of Washington and finally he was graduated with a ...

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Is China afraid of BrahMos? A case of India flexing its military muscle or is it a defensive strategy?

Amid rising tensions in North East India, in the disputed area between China and India, New Delhi has taken a bold step of deploying its most advanced supersonic cruise missile, the “BrahMos” along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. This is part of efforts by the Indian Government to beef up self-defence capabilities and increase military infrastructure in the region, but ...

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Sukhoi PAK FA Troubles: India plans to upgrade Su-30MKI, while waiting for Sukhoi T-50. Will India ever get the Sukhoi/HAL FGFA?

The Russian state-owned aircraft manufacturing company United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is all set to begin the production of the fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation) fighter planes. The Russian Defense will initially buy only a dozen aircraft for testing purposes before inducting it officially into their arsenal. However, many in the Russian military are wondering if ...

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