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Interview with Super Hornet Pilot: F/A-18E versus F/A-18C- the Final Word !

⏩ Hush-Kit grilled Hornet fighter pilot Dave Buonerba to find out what was the hottest fighter in the US Navy. Buonerba has a wealth of experience flying the old F/A-18C (‘Charlie’) Hornet. Two years ago, he began flying the Super Hornet, making him the ideal man to give us the low-down on Charlie’s big sister and how she compares...

China Has a Plan to Convert Non-stealthy Aircrafts into Stealthy Jets

China is trying to devise ways to make its nonstealthy aircraft radar resistant. This week, the Hong Kong–based South China Morning Post reported that China is working on experimental technologies to make even its older aircraft appear stealthy to most radar systems. Citing scientists working on the project, the SCMP said, “The technology involves the use of a ‘metamaterial’, a...

China Might Have a New Radar That Can Spot F-22s and F-35s

A new Chinese surveillance aircraft could take away a key advantage of American stealth jets. China is building a carrier-launched plane equipped with advanced early-warning radar that could even spot stealth jets from afar. Official state media has confirmed the development of the long- rumored KJ-600, a twenty-five to thirty ton twin turboprop plane built by Xian Aircraft Corporation with a...

The One Fighter Plane America’s Military Doesn’t Want to Fight

The manouverability of the Su-35 makes it an unsurpassed dogfighter. However, future aerial clashes using the latest missiles (R-77s, Meteors, AIM-120s) could potentially take place over enormous ranges, while even short-range combat may involve all-aspect missiles like the AIM-9X and R-74 that don’t require pointing the aircraft at the target. Nonetheless, the Su-35’s speed (which contributes to a missile’s...

RIP Stealth?: A Russian Su-35 Reportedly Took a Picture of an F-22.

⏩ Why That Might Be a Problem ? Here is what you need to know ⏩ The Pentagon will likely have to take into account infrared as a potential threat to stealth aircraft as it develops the requirements for future fighter aircraft. An individual purported to be the pilot of a Russian Sukhoi Su-35S has posted a photo that is alleged...

MBDA’s MUSCLES for the INDIAN AIR FORCE

By : Loïc Piedevache, Country Head, India, MBDA Group / Vayu That MBDA has been delivering “battle-winning capabilities” to the Indian Air Force and collaborating with Indian industry for over 50 years is well known. Throughout this period, there have been two guiding principles, which are to provide the very best technologies to the Indian Air Force and to work in...

China’s Indigenous AWACS Projects : “FAR VISION” for the Dragon

By : Group Capt Ravinder Singh Chhatwal (retd.) / Vayu In modern air warfare, the monitoring of real time enemy air activity is vital.The AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) provides the air force commander an ability to monitor enemy air activity from low to high levels, deep inside hostile territory. This is essentially having an ADDC (Air Defence Direction...

If IAF were to Get EA-18G Growlers, Our Enemies would be Groping in the Dark

⏩ WHY IT HAS TO BE THE CHEAPEST BUY ? "If for other reasons, we are forced to acquire the MMRCA from international OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), as a substitute for the LCA then go for the lowest cost and size equivalent to the LCA, " writes Prof. Prodyut Das in a highly readable critique of India's RFI for 110...

The USAF awarded the B-21 Raider Contract to N. Grumman 3 years Ago Today

🔵 U.S.Air Force Awards LRS-B Contract By : Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs / U.S. Air Force/ Published October 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force announced today the contract award of Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) and early production for the Long Range Strike Bomber to Northrop Grumman Corporation. “The LRS-B is critical to national defense and is...

Agreed, Nirbhay is better Cruise Missile than Babur, but is it as good as Tomahawk?

Having effective cruise missiles significantly bolsters a country's land attack capabilities. It adds a totally new dimension to a nation's striking ability with features such as ability to fly low and avoid detection. It can quietly enter the enemy's territory and deal a deadly blow with a precision strike. First we must understand the difference between a cruise missile and...
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