Author Archives: Larkins Dsouza

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Israel receives 4 new F-16I jets

Four new F-16I (Storm) fighter jets arrived in Israel Thursday evening as part of a deal signed in 2000 with Lockheed Martin Corp to purchase 102 planes of the same model.br /br /The two-seater F-16I, known in Israel as the “Storm”, was designed specifically for the Israeli air force. The new jets will be equipped with Israeli-made systems.br /br /The ...

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Israel grounds some F-16 fighters over cancer fears

JERUSALEM, March 21- The Israeli air force said on Friday it was suspending training flights using U.S.-made F-16I fighter jets after finding a suspected cancer-causing substance in the cockpit.br /br /Israel informed Lockheed Martin Corp , the U.S. defence contractor that manufactures the F-16, that formaldehyde residues were leaking into the cockpit, the military said in a statement.br /br /”Tests ...

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Embraer C-390

Embraer C-390 is a medium-sized twin-engined jet-powered military transport aircraft proposed by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer. It will be the heaviest aircraft that the company has made so far, and will be able to transport up to 19 tons of cargo, including wheeled armored vehicles. Size-wise it is an aircraft between the twin-turboprop C-27J Spartan, with an 11.5 ton ...

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Aerodynamic maneuverability vs Supermaneuverability

Traditional aircraft maneuvering is accomplished by altering the flow of passing air over the control surfaces of the aircraft – the ailerons, elevators, flaps, air brakes and rudder. Some of these control surfaces are combined, such as in the “rudder-vaters” of a V-tail configuration; the basic properties are unaffected. When a control surface is moved to present an angle to ...

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India-Russia fighter plane deal signed

Russia and India on 7th March 2008 signed a billion-dollar deal for the improvement of the Indian Air Force’s 92 Mig-29 fighter planes, a report said.br /br /The deal, signed by the Defense Ministry and the Russian RAC-Mig company, requires the planes to be armed with well-equipped avionics suites equal to the newest shipborne Mig-29K/KUB fighters being constructed for the ...

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Plasma Stealth

Plasma stealth technology is what can be called as “Active stealth technology” in scientific terms. This technology was first developed by the Russians. It is a milestone in the field of stealth technology. The technology behind this not at all new. The plasma thrust technology was used in the Soviet / Russian space program. Later the same engine was used ...

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Algeria Plans To Return 15 Fighters to Russia

pMOSCOW – Algeria wants to return 15 fighter jets it bought from Russia because of their poor quality, the Kommersant daily reported on Feb. 18, citing an official from Russia’s state United Aerospace Corporation./ppThe official said Russia was proposing to take back the MiG-29 jets, which were delivered to Algeria in 2006 and 2007, but only if Algeria bought more ...

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B-2 a Stealth bomber crashes on Guam

HAGATNA, Guam – A B-2 stealth bomber crashed Saturday at an air base on Guam, but both pilots ejected safely and were in good condition, the Air Force said.p class=”textBodyBlack”span id=”byLine”/spanIt was the first crash of a B-2 bomber, said Capt. Sheila Johnston, a spokeswoman for Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia./pp class=”textBodyBlack”span id=”byLine”/spanThick, black smoke ...

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Two F-15s collide in midair near Florida coast

p class=”first”Two U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter planes collided in midair on Wednesday over the Gulf of Mexico near Panama City, Florida, during a training mission, officials said./ppThe U.S. Coast Guard recovered one pilot and a second was reported missing after the one-seat F-15C Eagles crashed at 4:21 p.m. EST (2121 GMT) about 50 miles (80 km) south of Tyndall ...

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Boeing Plans Sixth Generation Fighter With Block 3 Super Hornet

Boeing is touting an even newer version of its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet that, paired with an advanced sixth-generation fighter in the works at the company, would give customers what Boeing deems a better package of capabilities than Lockheed Martin’s combination of the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.br /br /The idea is that customers could buy 4.5 generation Super ...

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