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5 Most Advanced Fighter Jets of 2020

5 Most Advanced Fighter Jets of 2020

Air Forces are currently developing their most advanced 5th generation fighter jets, with manufacturers around the world shaping the future of combat aircraft. The emergence of global powers and increased territorial disputes are pushing defence forces to reconsider strategies where aerial dominance becomes a priority for victory. Manufacturers like Lockheed Martin, Mikoyan, Dassault, Airbus, BAE Systems and China’s Chengdu Aerospace ...

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Iran Claims Shooting Down 2 hand-launched RQ-11 Raven UAVs

Iran on January 2nd announced that it had shot down two US Army AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven in the span of 15 months. Iran however failed to provide any proof to the claims. Iran has in the past claimed to have hunted down a few U.S drones, showing detailed images of the alleged accomplishments. “The army’s air defense shot down two ...

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First European stealth UCAV the nEUROn almost ready for flight

Since the official unveiling of the nEUROn, Europe’s Dassault-led stealth UCAV to the partner nations France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland early this year on 19 January, its maiden flight is expected to be conducted in mid 2012. Final assembly activities on the programme’s lone aircraft were completed recently at Istres air base in southern France, and the platform ...

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Pentagon considers nuclear-powered drones

According to new report released on March 2012, American scientists are working on new-generation nuclear-powered unmanned aircraft capable of staying in the air for up to several months. The report said Sandia National Laboratories were working with Northrop Grumman’s unmanned systems division concerning an “ultra-persistent propulsion and power system” for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Recently Federation of American Scientists also ...

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