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FAST HISTORY: THE WESTLAND 30

              The Westland 30 is one of those aircraft that made it to production but probably shouldn’t have. On the outside the aircraft looked like a flying barn, short and squat, and that is … Read the rest of this entry

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THE “COMEBACK COMRADE”: INDIAN MiG-29K SEA TRIALS SUCCESSFULLY COME TO AN END

In many ways the MiG-29 is the ultimate comeback kid. The earliest version of it first flew in 1988, and after the fall of the Soviet Union there were no funds available to field two carrier fighters for what was … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE: INDIA’S P-8I NEPTUNE SEEN BRISTLING WITH HARPOONS!

                This may be the deadliest 737 shot ever taken! Okay, so they are captive training rounds representing the ship sinking AGM-84D Harpoon air to surface missile, none the less, the 737 is … Read the rest of this entry

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PUT A SPOON IN YOUR CURRY, THE TYPHOON’S CHANCES ARE FINISHED IN INDIA

A massive last-ditch effort by the Eurofighter partner nations to get the Indians to give the Typhoon another look under a revised, apparently cheaper proposal, has been denied by the Indian Government. Apparently procuring and operating the EF2000 instead of … Read the rest of this entry

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RAFALE RISES FROM THE ASHES IN THE GULF!

The good news for France’s once faltering fighter program keeps coming! After knocking out the EF-2000 Typhoon for India’s long running MMRCA competition, news came yesterday that the seemingly hopeless deal to provide the UAE’s growing tactical air forces with … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP FEBRUARY 1st, 2011!

Sorry for a few slow days around here guys, just got back from photographing RED FLAG at Nellis AFB. Images will be filtering in to my flickr page in the coming days, you can see a few of the first … Read the rest of this entry

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EVENING NEWS ROUNDUP!

The pair of defected Libyan Mirage F1’s will be heading back home triumphantly from Malta after almost a year stay on the Island. The pilots are seen as heroes amongst the free Libyan people, and these jets will no-doubt go … Read the rest of this entry

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INDIA TO RECEIVE 42 “SUPER 30” FLANKERS

Apparently India as ordered  42 SU-30MKI’s to be built to a new standard that will feature a new AESA radar, cockpit layout, electronic warfare system, some stealth treatments, and more weapons carrying capability, as well as the ability to employ the powerful “Brahmos” cruise. I have … Read the rest of this entry

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Chinese Defense Analyst Agrees, America Is Encircling China

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=defense&id=news/awx/2011/11/28/awx_11_28_2011_p0-398935.xml&headline=PLA Researcher: U.S. Aims To Encircle China Remember you heard it here first folks! This will emerge as hard policy within the next 12-18 months. http://aviationintel.com/?p=3945

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US Ready & Waiting To Sell The F-35 To India

Is this about international weapons marketshare or about sandwiching China between 5th generation fighter operators? You be the judge… http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-02/pentagon-ready-to-share-lockheed-f-35-information-with-india.html

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RUSSIAN FIGHTER NEWS

The T-50 aka the PAK-FA will be unveiled to the world in flying fashion at this years MAKS super airshow over in Russia. The folks at Sukhoi have been fairly quiet the last few months so its great to see this … Read the rest of this entry

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GERMANY WANTS TO PLAY WITH THE INDIANS

And who would NOT want to fly with and against the Indian Air Force? They are like the ultimate aggressor squadron. Their pilots get some of the most flight time in the world, their inventory make up and operating philosophy is … Read the rest of this entry

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HUGE NEWS: LockMart May Re-Enter India’s MMRCA Competition With The F-35!

Bloomberg reports that LockMart is seeking to push the F-35 to India after its bloated F-16IN was rejected in the first round of evaluations. Although the F-35’s capabilities are surplus to the MMRCA’s request for proposal it still would be a massive upgrade for India … Read the rest of this entry

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SUPER HORNET & F-16IN LOST INDIA’s MMRCA COMPETITION DUE TO LACK OF MANEUVERABILITY

America’s bloated 4.5 generation fighters can’t compete against the modern Eurocanards, or even their older legacy cousins during air combat maneuvering. India even went as far to say that the F-16IN would not be able to keep up with Pakistan’s … Read the rest of this entry

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