Analysis

Air superiority fighters vs Multirole fighters

Air superiority fighters: An air superiority fighter is a type of fighter aircraft intended to enter and seize control of enemy airspace. Air superiority fighters have long range and have BVR (Beyond Visual Range) capabilities. They generally take more scramble time(i.e they generally take more time to be mission ready). The maintainable cost is also high. Air superiority fighters are ...

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Farkhor an Indian Air Force base in Tajikistan

Farkhor an Indian Air Force base in Tajikistan

Near the tiny city of Farkhor, lies India’s first and only overseas military airbase. Farkhor is a city in the landlocked country of Tajikistan. The airbase is mainly operated by the Indian Air Force, though, it is done in collaboration with the Tajikistan Air Force. Before the Indian Air Force took over the airbase, it was in a battered condition. ...

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Diego Garcia an USAF base in Indian Ocean

Diego Garcia an USAF base in Indian Ocean

During the Cold War era, the United States was keen on establishing a military base in the Indian Ocean. Because of Diego Garcia’s proximity to India, a potential ally of the Soviet Union, the United States saw the island as a strategically important one. U.S. military activities in Diego Garcia have caused friction between India and U.S. in the past. ...

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Typhoon vs. SU-30MKI: The 2007 Indra Dhanush Exercise

Drawing conclusions from exercises is always tricky, and can never replace combat experience. Even so, in the absence of state-on-state conflicts, the expansion of multi-national training occasionally offers an interesting window into platform capabilities and national trends. With a number of air forces around the world contemplating their future fighter options, and India emphasizing the value of force multiplier/ force ...

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Zoltán Dani: The Serbian commander who shot down F-117A

Zoltán Dani: The Serbian commander who shot down F-117A

The Serbian battery commander, whose missiles downed an American F-16, and, most impressively, an F-117, in 1999,  has revealed many of the techniques he used to achieve this historic moment. Colonel Dani Zoltan, in 1999, commanded the 3rd battery of the 250th Missile Brigade. He had search and control radars, as well as a TV tracking unit. The battery had ...

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This is how the F-117A was shot down in Serbia by a SA-3 (S-75) Goa SAM in 1999

This is how the F-117A was shot down in Serbia by a SA-3 (S-75) Goa SAM in 1999

One F-117 has been lost in combat, to Serbian/Yugoslav forces. On March 27, 1999, during the Kosovo War, the 3rd Battalion of the 250th Missile Brigade under the command of Colonel Zoltán Dani, equipped with the Isayev S-125 ‘Neva-M’ (NATO designation SA-3 ‘Goa’), downed F-117A serial number 82-806 with a Neva-M missile. According to NATO Commander Wesley Clark and other ...

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