Aircraft

Little-Known Facts About Aircraft Carriers, And Why They Matter

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 ...

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HAL’s AMCA Stealth Fighter India’s Feature-Packed Aircraft

In Aero India 2013, India has publicized an updated design for its 5th generation fighter concept AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft). Formerly this aircraft was known as the MCA (Medium Combat Aircraft). It is a single seat twin engine 5th generation stealth multirole fighter that is being developed by India. This fighter is supposed to complement the eminent fighters like ...

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Guizhou Soar Eagle

The Guizhou Soar Eagle, popularly known as ‘Soar Dragon’, is a Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV). Designed by the Chengdu Aircraft Co-operation and constructed by Guizhou Aircraft Industry, its intended purpose it to serve with the People’s Liberation Army Air force(PLAAF). The Soar Dragon was first displayed to the public as a model during the Zuhai Air Show in 2006. As ...

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Xian Y-20 a Chinese large military transport aircraft

Xian Y-20 is a large military transport aircraft being developed by the Xian Aircraft Industrial Corporation for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force. The advanced long-range carrier is being developed to serve the military modernization drive. The Y-20 prototype is powered by four Russian D30 series turbofan engines and the production aircraft will sport the WS-20 engines. Cargo is ...

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JAS 39 Gripen, SAAB’s Eurofighter Rival

Built to replace the Swedish Air Force’s Saab Draken and Viggen fighters, the Gripen project is becoming a popular rival to the European Eurofighter (Typhoon). Saab have won contracts to supply the air forces of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Thailand and South African, beating over Eurofighter to the contracts with its latest incarnation of the Gripen (Swedish for Griffin). While ...

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Northrop Grumman X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System

The Northrop Grumman X-47B is an demonstration Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) which first flew in February 2011. The X-47 project began as part of DARPA’s J-UCAS program, and is now part of the United States Navy’s UCAS-D (Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration) program, which aims to create a carrier-based unmanned aircraft. Unlike the Boeing X-45, the development of the ...

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Special Operations MC-130J Combat Shadow II

On March 29th 2011, at Marietta, Georgia Lockheed Martin rolled out a new variant of its MC-130 series aircraft designated as MC-130J Combat Shadow IIs for the U.S. Air Force’s Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster, commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, was the keynote speaker at the event. Unlike the previous variant of MC-130 series aircrafts ...

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Eurofighter Tranche 3

Tranche 3 Eurofighters will be the most capable aircraft in the 3rd stage program, which will incorporate full strike built in capabilities.Tranche 3 Eurofighters would be massively upgraded from the Tranche 1 and 2 versions. Eurofighter wants to convert the aircraft from a highly specialist air-to-air fighter into a multirole deep strike electronic warfare plane that is capable of locating ...

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Naval variant of Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA

Navalized Sukhoi T-50 PAK FAs to be deployed on the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. The Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA will be deployed on Admiral Kuzetsov and future Russian Aircraft carriers. The Fleet Admiral of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov, currently the only aircraft carrier serving as the flagship of the Russian Navy, will be upgraded, the media reported, quoting Navy ...

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Chinese Stealth Fighter

Since a long time there have been talks of China working on some type of stealthy fighter attack aircraft which is called  XX-J ,J-X or J-XX  by western intelligence sources. The information available is scarce about this new advanced combat aircraft coupled  with  informed speculation, wild guesstimates, and active disinformation.  The Chinese government is under no obligation to set the ...

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