Author Archives: Larkins Dsouza

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

Typhoon Assumes Combat Roles in Italy

a href=”http://bp1.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/Rk1PFnh84KI/AAAAAAAAAPo/AgxTZjgIvts/s1600-h/Typhoon.jpg”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5065792113791000738″ style=”FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand” height=”279″ alt=”” src=”http://bp1.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/Rk1PFnh84KI/AAAAAAAAAPo/AgxTZjgIvts/s320/Typhoon.jpg” width=”221″ border=”0″ //a It was only after landing his Eurofighter Typhoon on May 12 that Italian pilot Ivan Laudizi realized he had just flown the first real mission involving the flagship European fighter.br /Laudizi’s jet was already in the air with a second Typhoon after ...

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Israeli fighters ‘Nearly Shot Down’ U.S. Airliner

Israeli warplanes nearly shot down an American airliner carrying passengers from New York to Tel Aviv on April 11 when the pilot failed to respond as the plane approached the Israeli coast, an airport authority official said.br /Two Israeli F-15s and two F-16s fighter planes were scrambled to intercept a Boeing 777 operated by the U.S. Continental Airlines as it ...

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F-35 Helmet Display System

a href=”http://bp2.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkrT8nh84JI/AAAAAAAAAPc/7UBEMIIwx8E/s1600-h/untitled.bmp”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5065093769288540306″ style=”FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand” alt=”” src=”http://bp2.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkrT8nh84JI/AAAAAAAAAPc/7UBEMIIwx8E/s320/untitled.bmp” border=”0″ //a This is the new helmet-mounted display system for the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter. The helmet is designed to provide pilots with binocular-wide field-of-view, give night vision abilities and scare enemy pilots at first sight. It was used for the first time last ...

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Future US Naval Aviation

a href=”http://bp3.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/Rkl7LpY6MRI/AAAAAAAAAPU/U8kWh0BDqNU/s1600-h/AIR_UAV_X-47B_Concept_On_Carrier_Near_F-18s.jpg”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5064714695973941522″ style=”FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand” alt=”” src=”http://bp3.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/Rkl7LpY6MRI/AAAAAAAAAPU/U8kWh0BDqNU/s320/AIR_UAV_X-47B_Concept_On_Carrier_Near_F-18s.jpg” border=”0″ //astrongFrom the non-partisan Washington Center for Strategic Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) May 10/07 publication: “The Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration Program: A New Dawn For Naval Aviation?”/strongbr /div /divdiv /divdiv /divdivQuote:/divdivem”…the combat reach of the 2020 carrier air wing will not have improved much beyond ...

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USAF Wants a New Bomber – Doesn't Know What Kind Yet

diva href=”http://bp3.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkhTc5Y6MPI/AAAAAAAAAPE/XXm3RK-HM5Q/s1600-h/AIR_B-52H_B-1B_B-2_Together.jpg”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5064389536884863218″ style=”FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand” alt=”” src=”http://bp3.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkhTc5Y6MPI/AAAAAAAAAPE/XXm3RK-HM5Q/s320/AIR_B-52H_B-1B_B-2_Together.jpg” border=”0″ //a strongGOOD NEWS:/strong There is widespread agreement within the USAF that a new long-range strike platform is needed. This is understandable given the B-52H Stratofortress fleet’s age (40-50 years), the B-1B Lancer’s internal power and electronics issues, both of these platforms’ low survivability against advanced ...

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Russia to Permit Chinese Sale of RD-93 Fighter Jet Engines to Pakistan

In what could cause concern to India, Russia has reportedly permitted China to re-export its RD-93 fighter engines to Pakistan.”This permission will enable the supply of 150 Chinese JF-17 fighter aircrafts to Pakistan, and help implement the contract for the supply of Russian engines worth USD 238 million,” Russian daily ‘Kommersant’ reported today.Quoting a Kremlin official, the daily said said ...

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Russian Sukhoi PAKFA fighter images emerge

Powerplant maker’s website reveals snapshot of possible configuration of fifth-generation PAK FA combat aircraftbr /Russian engine manufacturer NPO Saturn’s website has provided what appears to be a first glimpse of Russia’s fifth-generation fighter under development as part of the PAK FA project.br /NPO Saturn has been selected to supply engines for the Sukhoi T-50, which won the Russian ministry of ...

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RAF jets intercept Russian planes

a href=”http://bp1.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkRHQZY6K2I/AAAAAAAAADQ/-c0O5wOLYmE/s1600-h/laun.jpg”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5063250228090121058″ style=”FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand” alt=”” src=”http://bp1.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkRHQZY6K2I/AAAAAAAAADQ/-c0O5wOLYmE/s320/laun.jpg” border=”0″ //abr /divTornado F3 jets from RAF Leuchars in Fife were sent to intercept two Russian aircraft spotted observing a Royal Navy exercise, it has emerged.br /The jets were scrambled after the foreign planes were detected by radar in the skies over the Outer Hebrides.br /They ...

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U.S. fighter jets leave Japan

a href=”http://bp2.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkMXM5Y6K1I/AAAAAAAAADI/zPpGU2WC5uQ/s1600-h/410w.jpg”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5062915916425734994″ style=”FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand” alt=”” src=”http://bp2.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkMXM5Y6K1I/AAAAAAAAADI/zPpGU2WC5uQ/s320/410w.jpg” border=”0″ //abr /divTOKYO : Two of the newest and most expensive fighters in the U.S. Air Force wrapped up a three-month deployment and roared out of Japanese skies Thursday, completing the F-22 stealth fighter’s debut on the international stage./divbr /div/divbr /divThe planes, the last of a ...

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Japan asks US for more data on F-22 fighter

WASHINGTON: Japanese Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma has asked U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates for more information about the F-22 fighter jet built by Lockheed Martin Corp., a senior Japanese official said on Tuesday.br /U.S. law currently bans any exports of the F-22 Raptor, but some lawmakers and defense officials say there is growing interest in making it possible to export ...

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