Analysis

Future Mexican Combat Aircraft and Air Defense Systems

While the Royal Canadian Air Force and United States Air Force alongside other Latin American Air Forces combat aircraft is getting a lot talk most of the time. However, the Fuerza Aerea Mexicana and the Fuerza Aerea Naval  is still of a mystery even to this day since the Mexican government, SEDENA, and SEMAR keeps a tight lid about their ...

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Role of Helicopters in Frontier Area Oil Exploration

With the thawing of Arctic zone ice due to global warming and ever-increasing demand for oil, hydrocarbon scouts are being forced to even higher latitudes and greater depths in their quest for oil. Prominent emerging areas of “tough-zone” oil exploration are deep-water regions and the Arctic Circle. As most of the easy oil and the large subsurface concentrations of hydrocarbons ...

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Interview with Military Aviation photographer Jim Mumaw

Tom Thounaojam: Tell us a little bit about yourself? Jim Mumaw: I’m a funeral director who enjoys aviation as well as other photography. I’m blind in my right eye since birth, but have been very lucky in photography in every way imaginable. Would love to be more ambulatory, I cannot get used to not being able to walk, run or ...

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R2B: Return to Base a South Korean military aviation action film

Return to Base (R2B) is a South Korean drama based on aviation plot. The film is all about an uncontrolled young fighter pilot. Though the young air force pilot is reckless but he is talented and elite. He is downgraded to a combat flying unit by a more veteran as well as disciplined rival. He then comes across the value ...

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Noshir Gowadia father of Chinese stealth technology

First, there were lots of news and rumors that China is probably developing a secret stealth bomber like B-2 Spirit and then came the rumors that China might be into a development of stealth fighters in the class of F-22 Raptor. Later, on December 2010, the world sees the first pictures of what seemed to be a Chinese stealth fighter ...

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Thales SPECTRA, the tactical advantage for Indian Air Force pilots

SPECTRA (Système de Protection et d’Évitement des Conduites de Tir du Rafale) is a integrated defensive aids suite for Dassault Rafale developed by Thales Group. Modern air warfare pose a different challenge on aircraft self-defense capabilities. SPECTRA provides complete automated system directly integrated into the Rafale. SPECTRA ensures efficient electromagnetic detection, laser warning, IR detection for missile warning, jamming and ...

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Analyzing the pictures and mystery behind capture of the U.S. stealth drone RQ-170

As the “Downed” RQ-170 Sentinel saga continues, the solution to the mystery of its capture is still under much speculation. The Iranian government claims that the UAV was hacked by its electronic warfare unit but the US government claims that the UAV malfunctioned and crashed. Soon after Iran displayed the captured RQ-170 Sentinel on it’s national television, Iranian state run ...

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Sukhoi PAK-FA an insight in the emerging future fighter designs

The Sukhoi PAK-FA (known to some as T-50-designation given to the prototype phase) is an emerging frontline, multi-role all weather combat aircraft under development in the Russian Federation.  A successor to the venerable and now omnipresent Su-27 family, it is expected to be a standard bearer of the family into the battlefields of the 21st century for at least the ...

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Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance

Maritime Reconnaissance involves anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-ship, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance gathering and search and rescue operations by fixed-wing aircrafts which are designed to operate for long durations over water. They are operated by military forces and other government agencies for also roles such as battlefield surveillance, airspace surveillance, observation (e.g. artillery spotting) and border patrol. Maritime Reconnaissance is ...

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The importance of Close Air Support

Close air support is an air operation executed against hostile targets in close proximity to friendly forces. To carry out a successful CAS mission, air force needs to maintain tactical air superiority over the area of operation or complete air supremacy over hostile territory. A CAS aircraft may either be a fixed wing aircraft or a rotary wing aircraft. The ...

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