Tag Archives: aircraft

Are large air forces a thing of the past?

Rewind 71 years to the bleak skies over Schweinfurt, filled with dark clouds and exploding flak. Combat boxes of American heavy bombers, amounting to hundreds of aircraft from the now famous Eighth Air Force flying overhead. The objective? To carpet bomb the very same set of factories. Fast forward to Kosovo about 50 years later where we see a single ...

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Top 5 aircraft in Operation Odyssey Dawn to enforce no-fly zone in Libya

A multi-national coalition began a military intervention in Libya to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which was taken in response to events during the 2011 Libyan uprising. On 19 March, military operations began, with US and British forces firing over 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles, the French Air Force and British Royal Air Force undertaking sorties across Libya and ...

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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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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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