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Top 5 must watch movies for military aviation enthusiasts

Many real world military aircraft’s have appeared in movies. These appearances show the popularity of the aircraft’s. They also showcase their capabilities to general public. We here at Defence Aviation love to unwind by searching and watching some really good movies related to fighter planes. We love the dogfights, chase sequences and the actual fighters. We looked into the story ...

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Did China steal stealth technology from US and Russia for Chengdu J-20?

A few weeks back we saw the internet buzzing with photographs showing  Beijing’s first stealth fighter jet, the Chengdu J-20. The J-20 prototype was first photographed when it was preparing for high-speed taxing trial at the CAC airfield on December 22, 2010. Chengdu J-20 China has also carried out the test flight of its advanced laser-evading stealth fighter. The J-20 ...

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Royal Air force recieves new C-17 Globemaster

The new C-17 Globemaster was unveiled at RAF  Brize Norton today by Prime Minister David Cameron. This transport aircraft would greatly bolster the air bridge between UK and front line operations. The Prime Minister met the crew of the aircraft, which has been declared ready for operations and will start flying troops and equipment to the front line at the ...

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Can New Zealand Airforce afford to buy NH90?

The purchase of NH90 would be great news for the RNZAF (Royal New Zealand Air Force) and a big leap in their capability and technology. The RNZAF used to operate the Iroguois fleet which has been in service since 40 years. The Iroquois no longer offers the load carrying capacity, self-protection, communications or navigation equipment required and available in a ...

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Brazil to acquire 36 fighter aircraft in FX-2 DEAL

Brazil is soon expected to make an announcement about its initial 36-aircraft FX-2 fighter deal. The top contenders for the FX-2 deal are Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale and Saab Gripen NG. A platform selection will be confirmed by Brazil’s National Defence Council – chaired by president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva – following the delivery of a 26,000-page ...

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What is the importance of Scramble time to an Air force?

Scramble time is basically how fast an Air force can get its fighter planes in the air in case of an emergency, like an attack from enemy aircraft or in similar other  mission critical scenarios. To “scramble” combat aircraft means to get them started, the crews aboard, and in the air as fast as possible. Scrambling an aircraft means to ...

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Why does the Indian Air Force need Light Combat Aircraft?

The much awaited Light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas, being  developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), has  received its initial operational clearance certificate and has been inducted into the Indian Air Force(IAF). The Indian navy, too, is expected to purchase few of these  aircrafts. The LCA will be an important entity in the Indian Air Force and will enhance the Indian ...

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Comparing Light Combat Aircraft with Gripen, JF-17 and F-CK-1 Ching-kuo

India’s much awaited supersonic fighter jet, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas  is country’s second indigenous built light combat aircraft and its induction has highlighted India’s defence aviation and self sufficiency capabilities to the world. We have to wait and watch if LCA TEJAS matches other multirole fighters like Gripen, JF-17  and F-CK-1. So lets go ahead and compare the features ...

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New Photos and Video of Chengdu J-20 The Chinese Stealth Fighter Released

Aviation buffs are buzzing over blurry photographs that have been surfacing on Chinese military websites showing Beijing’s first stealth fighter jet, the Chengdu J-20 fighter. Chinese aviation fans say they have been snapping pics of the jet during recent taxi tests, with a first flight likely still weeks away.We have also managed to get the first video of this stealthy ...

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Threat analysis of Chengdu J-20 the chinese stealth fighter

China recently showed the world its latest fighter aircraft in a typical Chinese way with the Govt media denying it but allowing Chinese hobbyist to upload images of the aircraft on the internet. According to latest reports the aircraft is carrying high speed taxi run and is expected to take to the skies anytime. A Chinese stealth aircraft will definitely ...

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