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First F-35

Northrop Grumman Corporation has started the production of the first international F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. An short take off and vertical landing variant for the United Kingdom designated BK-1. Northrop Grumman Corporation began the production by producing the center fuselage which is the core structure around which F-35 is built on. The company started assembling Bk-1 center fuselage three days ...

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India, Russia to launch Su-PAKFA by the end of 2009

India, Russia to launch fifth generation stealth fighter jets Su-PAKFA by the end of 2009. Russia and India agreed to “solve all problems concerning the joint development of the fifth-generation fighter by the end of the year and embark on manufacture,” the defense ministry of India AK Anthony and his Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov said after the ninth meeting of ...

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Samtel Display Systems bags the ‘Hot Investment Opportunity’ award by Frost & Sullivan

The first Indian company ever to win this award in the aerospace segment SDS’s cost benefit to customers as compared to its competitors pegged at approximately 30 per cent New Delhi, October 5: The Indian avionics leader, Samtel Display Systems, has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan ‘Hot Investment Opportunity Award 2009’ in the Indian Aviation Suppliers Market. This award ...

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All you need to know about Sukhoi/HAL FGFA

The Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) being jointly developed by India and Russia will look substantially different for the two countries. While the Russian version will be a single-pilot fighter, the Indian variant will have a twin-seat configuration based on its operational doctrine which calls for greater radius of combat operations. The program is initiated to develop a fifth generation ...

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US to transfer F/A-18 Super Hornet technology to Brazil

Boeing is ready to transfer F/A-18 Super Hornet technology to Brazil if the country buys 36 F/A-18 Super Hornets as a part of  Brazil’s FX-2 Fighter Competition. Something which US has never done before. Boeing has taken this step to boost the competition in  Brazil’s FX-2 Fighter. Brazil has been showing interest on French Dassualt Rafale which also offers complete ...

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French Military base in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

I am on vacation in UAE (United Arab Emirates) so I thought I would hunt for some news in here and I got a big one the day I arrived. President Nicolas Sarkozy on 25th May opened France’s first permanent military base in the Gulf region built primarily to send a warning message to Iran on it’s nuclear ambitions and ...

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Russia to start flight tests of Su-PAKFA soon

Russia is going to start flight testing of the most anticipated warplane by the end of 2009. Su-PAKFA said to be a serious competition for American F-22 and F-35 is jointly developed by Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation and India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (there are reports of Brazilian involvement too. Click here to know more). Russia’s military program are notorious for ...

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Saras crashed near Bangalore

A Saras prototype, an Indian indigenous multi-role transport aircraft, which was on a test flight, crashed near Bidadi, 30 km from Bangalore, on 06/03/09 killing three Indian Air Force officers. It turned abruptly and started losing height, after a couple of somersaults in mid-air, it crashed. Loud blasts were heard, except the tail-end of the aircraft, everything was burnt. The ...

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B-2 Bombers and F-22 fighters deployed in Guam

The USAF deployed B-2 Bombers and F-22 fighters to Guam on 27/02/09. This is the first time the two types of aircraft operate together. The pairing of advanced B-2 bombers and F-22 fighters in the region follows what the United States and its allies suspect are preparations by North Korea to test fire a long-range Taepodong-2 missile capable of striking ...

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