Tag Archives: MiG-29

First prototype of Mig-29

The first prototype of the Mig-29, now on permanent display at the Central Air Force Museum in Manino Airfield 40 Kilometers east of Moscow. The prototypes nose wheels were in front of the nose intakes. It had to be moved back on production models so that it would not throw mud or dust and dirt from the runaways directly into ...

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India not interested in US F-35 JSF offer yet

India is not keen enough to  join the US-led Joint strike fighter (JSF) programme or to buy the F-35 Lightning-II fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA). The other fighter aircrafts that are the contenders for the $10.4 billion MMRCA competition include Eurofighter Typhoon, Swedish Gripen (Saab), French Rafale (Dassault) and Russian MiG-35 (United Aircraft Corporation). “We cannot have two types of FGFA. ...

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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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