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5 Insane weapons of Chinese Air Force (People’s Liberation Army Air Force) That Will Give You The Shivers

China’s air superiority is rapidly mobilizing in the light of modernization of Chinese fighter jets, cargo planes, stealth aircraft, missiles and launch vehicles. Reports suggest that the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) currently has approximately 3,000 operational aircraft, nearly 600 of which are considered modern. Recent flights of prototypes of the Chinese J-20 stealth fighter, an aircraft more advanced ...

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Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Managment USA 2014

The global market for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms and payloads is thriving, with recent assessments pegging its latest value at close to $20 billion and forecasts of up to $43 billion by 2020. Providing a high-end, versatile capability that offers broad situational awareness, airborne ISR is the force multiplier that no modern military can be without – ...

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Flying Displays, new debuts and orders at Dubai Airshow

Amazing flying displays by F-22 stole the show. F-22 for the first time in Middle-east gave an opportunity for many in and around the middle-east to appriciate the machine. UAE government expressed interest in acquiring F-35 the cousin of F-22 by 2013. Other flying displays included Lockheed Martin’s F-16, Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle, Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter. Suprisingly there was ...

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The UK's Largest Unmanned Aircraft Completes Initial Flight Trials

During subsequent flights, MANTIS successfully completed a series of trials demonstrating the capability of the system and the potential of large unmanned systems to support future UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) operational needs. The MANTIS programme is jointly funded by UK MOD and UK Industry. Defence Equipment & Support Director Combat Air, Air Vice-Marshal Simon Bollom, said: “These trials at ...

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Dubai Airshow 2009

Running from 15 to 19 November 2009 at Airport Expo, the Dubai Airshow is the foremost aerospace event in the Middle East and the fastest growing airshow in the world. Following the record-breaking show in 2007, the Dubai Airshow continues to grow. New for 2009 is an additional exhibition hall ‘Emirates Hall’; named after its host and sponsor Emirates Airline ...

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All you need to know about Sukhoi/HAL FGFA

The Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) being jointly developed by India and Russia will look substantially different for the two countries. While the Russian version will be a single-pilot fighter, the Indian variant will have a twin-seat configuration based on its operational doctrine which calls for greater radius of combat operations. The program is initiated to develop a fifth generation ...

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US to transfer F/A-18 Super Hornet technology to Brazil

Boeing is ready to transfer F/A-18 Super Hornet technology to Brazil if the country buys 36 F/A-18 Super Hornets as a part of  Brazil’s FX-2 Fighter Competition. Something which US has never done before. Boeing has taken this step to boost the competition in  Brazil’s FX-2 Fighter. Brazil has been showing interest on French Dassualt Rafale which also offers complete ...

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French Military base in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

I am on vacation in UAE (United Arab Emirates) so I thought I would hunt for some news in here and I got a big one the day I arrived. President Nicolas Sarkozy on 25th May opened France’s first permanent military base in the Gulf region built primarily to send a warning message to Iran on it’s nuclear ambitions and ...

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Russia to start flight tests of Su-PAKFA soon

Russia is going to start flight testing of the most anticipated warplane by the end of 2009. Su-PAKFA said to be a serious competition for American F-22 and F-35 is jointly developed by Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation and India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (there are reports of Brazilian involvement too. Click here to know more). Russia’s military program are notorious for ...

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