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Clash of Stealth Fighters

Clash of Stealth Fighters

In late 2010, Chengdu J-20 underwent speed taxiing test at Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute’s airfield and first known Chinese stealth aircraft has just emerged from a secret development program. The aircraft appears to be somewhat larger and heavier than most observers expected. The J-20 made its first flight on 11 January 2011. It is still in the phase of research ...

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Ex-USAF pilot remembers his time during duty

Ex-USAF pilot remembers his time during duty

In 3 years of Doug Brower’s service at the Galena Airforce Base, Alaska, the most exciting experience was to be scrambled to intercept a Soviet Tu-16 nicknamed Badger. He along with Darrel Hunt, his Weapons Systems Office flew F-4Es who protected United States borders during the 70s remember the days of cold war. Doug Brower now a civilian Cargo Pilot, ...

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MMRCA decisions cause strain in Indo-US ties

As India rejects U.S. bids from Boeing and Lockheed Martin for the multi-billion dollar order of Fighter Jets, it has now Rafale, Eurofighter to fight it out over IAF MMRCA order. Well-known American experts on South Asian affairs have said India’s decision to exclude two American companies, Boeing and Lockheed Martin , from its estimated $ 11 billion 126 fighter ...

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Free Libyan Air Force

Free Libyan Air Force is formed by a group of defected fighter pilots who assist the Anti-Gaddafi forces of the Libyan Civil War. They mainly operate defected or captured aircraft of Libyan Airforce. The term was first used on March 13th 2011 when Ali Atiyya colonel of the Libyan Air Force defected and joined the revolution. The Free Libyan Airforce ...

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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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Top 5 must watch movies for military aviation enthusiasts

Top 5 must watch movies for military aviation enthusiasts

Many real world military aircraft’s have appeared in movies. These appearances show the popularity of the aircraft’s. They also showcase their capabilities to general public. We here at Defence Aviation love to unwind by searching and watching some really good movies related to fighter planes. We love the dogfights, chase sequences and the actual fighters. We looked into the story ...

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Did China steal stealth technology from US and Russia for Chengdu J-20?

Did China steal stealth technology from US and Russia for Chengdu J-20?

A few weeks back we saw the internet buzzing with photographs showing  Beijing’s first stealth fighter jet, the Chengdu J-20. The J-20 prototype was first photographed when it was preparing for high-speed taxing trial at the CAC airfield on December 22, 2010. Chengdu J-20 China has also carried out the test flight of its advanced laser-evading stealth fighter. The J-20 ...

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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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Can New Zealand Airforce afford to buy NH90?

The purchase of NH90 would be great news for the RNZAF (Royal New Zealand Air Force) and a big leap in their capability and technology. The RNZAF used to operate the Iroguois fleet which has been in service since 40 years. The Iroquois no longer offers the load carrying capacity, self-protection, communications or navigation equipment required and available in a ...

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Brazil to acquire 36 fighter aircraft in FX-2 DEAL

Brazil is soon expected to make an announcement about its initial 36-aircraft FX-2 fighter deal. The top contenders for the FX-2 deal are Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale and Saab Gripen NG. A platform selection will be confirmed by Brazil’s National Defence Council – chaired by president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva – following the delivery of a 26,000-page ...

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