Author Archives: Larkins Dsouza

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

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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How to detect Stealth Aircraft?

Modern stealth aircraft boast of being able to avoid detection using a variety of stealth technologies that reduce reflection and emission of radar, infrared, visible light, radio frequency spectrum and audio. But stealth is not a cloak of invisibility, rather the technology simply delays detection and tracking providing a tactical advantage in aerial battles and enemy defence mechanisms. How can ...

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Xian Y-20 Specification & Technical Data

Officially unveiled in 2006, the Xian Y-20 code-named “Kunpeng” is a large military transport aircraft developed by Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation, a part of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China. It is being built for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force under assistance from Russia and Ukraine.The aircraft is named Kunpeng after the mythical bird of ancient China that can ...

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Japanese 5th generation fighter Mitsubishi X-2 Shinshin makes first flight

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. successfully completed the maiden flight of an advanced technology stealth jet “X-2” previously known as Mitsubishi ATD-X ShinShin on April 22, 2016. The fighter took to the skies as Japan joins a select group of world military powers, that include the United States, Russia and China, capable of producing a manned radar- dodging jet plane. The ...

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Top 5 things to know about B-21, Long Range Strike Bomber program

Being able to penetrate an enemy air defense after traveling thousands of miles from the safety of a home base is something that will prove indispensable for any country’s Air Force. And that’s exactly what the U.S. Air Force has in store for us with the B-21 Stealth Bomber. Code named the Long Range Strike Bomber (or LRS-B), the nomenclature ...

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