Author Archives: Larkins Dsouza

Founded Defence Aviation, clean freak, loves everything aviation, serendipitous & loves to create something new.

F-35 Sale denied by Trump, No Stealth Fighter Jets For Turkey

F-35 Sale

Amid increasing tensions between Ankara and Washington, the US President Donald Trump has signed the policy which will prevent the F-35 Sale to Turkey.  The Turkish Air Force has ordered 30 units, with 2 units already delivered and has planned to induct 120 units in total. Legal proviso added to stop the F-35 sale to Turkey A proviso has been ...

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Meet Boeing’s concept of MQ-25 Stingray: An Unmanned Carrier-Based Aerial-Refueling System

The United States Navy plans to procure unmanned aircraft that could refuel F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growler and F-35 mid-air, effectively increasing their operating radius. MQ-25 would be the world’s first carrier-based Unmanned  Aeriel-Refueling System. The United States Navy has expressed interest in a refuelling system that has stealth capabilities. The video released by Boeing Defense shows a sneak preview ...

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Brazil plans to purchase HMS Ocean Helicopter Carrier for £84 million

Brazil plans to replace its ageing aircraft carrier São Paulo and the 22,000-tonne helicopter carrier seems to be the preferred choice. The HMS Ocean is planned to undergo a comprehensive refit to Brazil’s specification before it joins the Brazillian Navy with a new name. According to Brazilian journalist Roberto Lopes in an e-mail to UK Defence Journal, the ship’s cost to the ...

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14 Stunning Pictures of Stealth Aircraft Around the World

There are only a handful of stealth aircraft flying around the world. I thought of collecting the best pictures of these aircraft for you. Do note though that this list contains only the aircraft that have been flown and will not contain concept aircraft. To make it simple, I have listed only the manned aircraft probably have another list of ...

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Dozens of Aircraft with No Call-signs and Destination are leaving Iran. Are the powerful and the rich fleeing Iran?

Protests increasing in the last four days across Iran has made the top officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran very uneasy. Calls for severe actions against protestors has backfired against the government. Today an unusually large number of aircraft with no Call-signs and unidentifiable destination were seen leaving Iran on FlightRadar. Speculations of the members of the government and ...

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Russian Military plans to use Egyptian Air Bases

Russian and Egyptian military aircraft would be able to use each other’s air space and airfields by giving five days advance notice, according to the new draft agreement signed between Russia and Egypt, which is expected to be valid for five years and could be extended. Egytian Air Bases Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s government has expanded military ties with Russia ...

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25 Quotes by Famous Pilots that will Awe and Inspire You

1) The most effective way to do it, is to do it. ~ Amelia Earhart 2) The air is the only place free from prejudice. ~ Bessie Coleman 3) Of course, with the increasing number of aeroplanes one gains increased opportunities for shooting down one’s enemies, but at the same time, the possibility of being shot down one’s self increases. ...

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