Analysis

Thales SPECTRA, the tactical advantage for Indian Air Force pilots

SPECTRA (Système de Protection et d’Évitement des Conduites de Tir du Rafale) is a integrated defensive aids suite for Dassault Rafale developed by Thales Group. Modern air warfare pose a different challenge on aircraft self-defense capabilities. SPECTRA provides complete automated system directly integrated into the Rafale. SPECTRA ensures efficient electromagnetic detection, laser warning, IR detection for missile warning, jamming and ...

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Analyzing the pictures and mystery behind capture of the U.S. stealth drone RQ-170

Analyzing the pictures and mystery behind capture of the U.S. stealth drone RQ-170

As the “Downed” RQ-170 Sentinel saga continues, the solution to the mystery of its capture is still under much speculation. The Iranian government claims that the UAV was hacked by its electronic warfare unit but the US government claims that the UAV malfunctioned and crashed. Soon after Iran displayed the captured RQ-170 Sentinel on it’s national television, Iranian state run ...

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Sukhoi PAK-FA an insight in the emerging future fighter designs

Indian Air Force not happy with Sukhoi T-50/PAK-FA/FGFA

The Sukhoi PAK-FA (known to some as T-50-designation given to the prototype phase) is an emerging frontline, multi-role all weather combat aircraft under development in the Russian Federation.  A successor to the venerable and now omnipresent Su-27 family, it is expected to be a standard bearer of the family into the battlefields of the 21st century for at least the ...

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Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance

Maritime Reconnaissance involves anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-ship, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance gathering and search and rescue operations by fixed-wing aircrafts which are designed to operate for long durations over water. They are operated by military forces and other government agencies for also roles such as battlefield surveillance, airspace surveillance, observation (e.g. artillery spotting) and border patrol. Maritime Reconnaissance is ...

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The importance of Close Air Support

Close air support is an air operation executed against hostile targets in close proximity to friendly forces. To carry out a successful CAS mission, air force needs to maintain tactical air superiority over the area of operation or complete air supremacy over hostile territory. A CAS aircraft may either be a fixed wing aircraft or a rotary wing aircraft. The ...

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Future Of Iraqi Air Force

Future Of Iraqi Air Force

Iraq’s air force has been very slow in modernization but as a state-of-the-art air operations center worth $9 million has been opened by U.S. Air Force and Iraqi officials as the Iraqi air force celebrated its 80th anniversary April 21, 2011 seems to getting it to its feet. While Iraq is reportedly on the verge of $13 billion deal with ...

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Israeli Air Force maintaining air dominance

The Israeli Air Force has always been in action ever since its formation. It was initially called “Sherut Avir”  the air wing of “Haganah” (which soon became the IDF or Israeli Defense Force) .It had very humble beginnings just like any other successful undertaking, but soon this small group of voluntary recruits soon began their journey into the beginnings of ...

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Eurofighter Typhoon vs Dassault Rafale

Eurofighter Typhoon vs Dassault Rafale

Eurofighter Typhoon is one of the worlds most advanced new generation multi-role/swing-role combat aircraft available on the market. With 707 aircraft ordered by six nations (Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), and in service with all nations, the aircraft is Europe’s largest military collaborative program. Eurofighter Typhoon is the only fighter to offer wide-ranging ...

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Indian Air Force Maintaining strategic equilibrium

Indian Air Force faces two possible threats in the future in the form of Pakistan Air Force in the North West and the People’s Liberation Army Air Force breathing down its neck at the nation’s North Eastern boundary. PAF although a significantly smaller threat when compared to PLAAF is nevertheless a threat. PLAAF on the other hand enjoys numerical superiority ...

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Northrop Grumman offers MQ-4C Global Hawk to Indian Navy

Northrop Grumman has responded to Indian’s Navy tender for HALE (High Altitude Long Endurance) UAV. The tender was announced on 20th October 2010 which mentions neither the number of units to be purchase nor the value of the tender (Tender Ref. No: AH/8051/HALE). It is also not clear as yet which other manufacturer has responded to the tender but India ...

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