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. ...Read More »
Taking its game forward, Lockheed Martin launched an improved version of the popular F-16, The F-16V and claims it to be the most technology advanced, 4th generation Fighter Aircraft in the world today. An option for new productions, as well as upgrades to the existing F-16 s, the F-16 V has a slew of the latest state of the art ...Read More »
Treaty on Open Skies: A program that allows 35 countries to fly over their airspace and spy on each other
In the 1950s, an Open Skies Agreement was proposed as a way to build relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. President Eisenhower formulated the idea for this, and even if a treaty was never signed, the Russian policies were lax enough to allow for President George H.W. Bush to open up the treaty in the 1980s as ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Global Navigation systems are important for everything in our lives, from cell phones, to farm equipment, to dog collars. Looking for an obscure location in the middle of nowhere is no longer a task for a techie with ultra modern gizmos. With the advent of Satellite Navigation, one can find locations with pinpoint accuracy in the blink of an eye, ...Read More »
While there are low cost, budget airlines all across the world, this model has seen huge success in Asia and Europe. The magnitude of cost cutting is very significant to the customer because often the cost of a flight on a budget airline will be half or even a third of what you would pay on a regular major airline ...Read More »
An aircraft carrier is a large, long, seafaring airbase that serves as a warship. It is equipped with an extended flight deck that can carry, arm deploy and recover fighter aircraft. It is known as the capital ship in a navy fleet and allows for the projection of air force power without the need for a land base. Aircraft carriers ...Read More »
When it comes to an emergency in a fighter jet, nothing saves more lives than the ejection seat. The ejector seat system is designed to keep the pilot / crew safe in the event of an emergency. Ejection seats are found most commonly on military aircraft where the pilot may need to be rescued if a fighter jet is shot ...Read More »