Author Archives: Larkins Dsouza

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

Will Chinese BDS be better than American GPS and Russian GLONASS?

The Chinese Satellite Navigation System, the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, simplified to BDS, uses two different satellite constellation systems for its operation. One is a test system that is limited and been in operation since the year 2000. The other is a global navigation system that is being currently constructed. BDS offers various applications to users such as navigation services ...

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Fighter Pilot Experience: Blackout vs Whiteout

In terms of the aircraft, most fighter planes are designed to deal with the effects of positive G and negative G. The F-16 has a positive G limit of 9 and a negative G limit of -3.5. Other aircraft have limits up to 10 G’s and can change direction quite fast while pulling positive G in order to outrun opponents. ...

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5 Insane weapons of Chinese Air Force (People’s Liberation Army Air Force) That Will Give You The Shivers

China’s air superiority is rapidly mobilizing in the light of modernization of Chinese fighter jets, cargo planes, stealth aircraft, missiles and launch vehicles. Reports suggest that the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) currently has approximately 3,000 operational aircraft, nearly 600 of which are considered modern. Recent flights of prototypes of the Chinese J-20 stealth fighter, an aircraft more advanced ...

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Britannica’s Fox System to Manage Training at CAE’s New Pilot Training Facility for US Army & Air Force

CAE USA has selected the software platform, the Fox Training Management System by Britannica Knowledge Systems, for its training facility in construction at Dothan Regional Airport in Alabama. CAE will use this facility to deliver comprehensive initial and recurrent C-12 airplane training to more than 600 U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force fixed-wing pilots under a U.S. Department of Defense ...

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India defies China, Agrees for the sale of BrahMos supersonic ramjet cruise missiles to Vietnam

Vietnam has been interested in BrahMos for sometime now but China sees India selling BrahMos to Vietnam as an act of belligerence and interference in the South China Sea dispute. The intergovernmental agreement between India and Russia to develop the BrahMos stipulates that both countries have to approve the export sale to a friendly nation that neither Russia nor India ...

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Why did the United States stop F-22 production? Could Lockheed Martin Restart the production line?

Lockheed Martin’s F-22 raptor has proven to be a formidable warplane with its unique combination of stealth, speed, maneuverability, altitude and sensors. It’s simply the best air superiority fighter the United States has ever produced. But the U.S. Air Force is facing a real dilemma : not having enough dedicated air superiority fighters while Russia and China beef up their ...

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India’s attempt to develop its own “Space Shuttle”, The Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD)

ISRO has dreamed an impossible dream and made it happen with the launch of its own reusable “space shuttle”, a winged body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime. The race to develop such a spacecraft is a heated one, and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully tested its first reusable satellite launch vehicle in Sriharikota early morning on ...

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Importance of F-35 to Israel

With Israel looking to maintain its aerial superiority and technological advantage in the region, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the most advanced fighter jet in the world today, is the perfect plane to fortify their defences and augment their forces. The F-35 will give the Israeli Air Force better capabilities, both near and far, to help strengthen its national ...

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Operation Diamond: The time Israel stole MIG-21 from Iraq

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is one of the most advanced supersonic jet fighter aircraft to fly out from behind the iron curtain of the Soviet Union era. It upholds the record of being the most produced supersonic jet in aviation history and has been flown by approximately 60 countries over four continents. First conceived in the early 1950s, its Tumansky R-25 ...

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