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Can China Call its J-20 stealth fighter 5th generation?

Can China Call its J-20 stealth fighter 5th generation?

Reports and social media have been buzzing with comparisons of the Dassault Rafale warbirds that landed at Ambala Air Force Base of the Indian Air Force earlier this week, and fighter jets in operation with Pakistan and China. A notable aircraft in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force of China is the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter. The aircraft made its ...

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J-35 : China’s Next Generation Jet Fighter

J-35 : China’s Next Generation Jet Fighter

An aviation industry report revealed China is set to show off a new next-generation fighter jet scheduled to debut in 2021, a revamped, combat-ready version of the aircraft carrier-based FC-31 fighter jet. The next-gen aircraft could either be a new variant of an existing airframe of the FC-31 fighter jet or a totally new design. Chinese Aeronautical Establishment reported on ...

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First prototype of Mig-29

First prototype of Mig-29

The first prototype of the Mig-29, now on permanent display at the Central Air Force Museum in Manino Airfield 40 Kilometers east of Moscow. The prototypes nose wheels were in front of the nose intakes. It had to be moved back on production models so that it would not throw mud or dust and dirt from the runaways directly into ...

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India not interested in US F-35 JSF offer yet

India is not keen enough to  join the US-led Joint strike fighter (JSF) programme or to buy the F-35 Lightning-II fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA). The other fighter aircrafts that are the contenders for the $10.4 billion MMRCA competition include Eurofighter Typhoon, Swedish Gripen (Saab), French Rafale (Dassault) and Russian MiG-35 (United Aircraft Corporation). “We cannot have two types of FGFA. ...

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Why does the Indian Air Force need Light Combat Aircraft?

Indian Air Force to buy 14 squadrons of LCA Tejas

The much awaited Light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas, being  developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), has  received its initial operational clearance certificate and has been inducted into the Indian Air Force(IAF). The Indian navy, too, is expected to purchase few of these  aircrafts. The LCA will be an important entity in the Indian Air Force and will enhance the Indian ...

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Comparing Light Combat Aircraft with Gripen, JF-17 and F-CK-1 Ching-kuo

Comparing Light Combat Aircraft with Gripen, JF-17 and F-CK-1 Ching-kuo

India’s much awaited supersonic fighter jet, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas  is country’s second indigenous built light combat aircraft and its induction has highlighted India’s defence aviation and self sufficiency capabilities to the world. We have to wait and watch if LCA TEJAS matches other multirole fighters like Gripen, JF-17  and F-CK-1. So lets go ahead and compare the features ...

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