Sunday, October 24, 2021
Military flight safety is an issue as old as military aviation itself. Though the Italians were the first to use airplanes in combat against the Turks in 1911, it was really in the First World War (WW1), that military...
 This marks the conclusion of our 3-part series (read the first two parts here and here) on China’s integrated air defence system (IADS). This last installment focuses on China’s AD network in Tibet, since that is the place where...
Earlier today, a missile airframe integrated with a solid fuel ducted ramjet (SFDR) propulsion system was tested by India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Unlike an earlier test in May 2018, when only the nozzle-less  booster of the...
Heading into the 1990s China's air defence (AD) network had found itself straddled with a mass of obsolete equipment & failed modernization programs. China's radar network at the time relied on 1950s Soviet equipment. The Airborne Early Warning &...
Image: Squadron Patch of the resurrected No.18 Flying Bullets Squadron On May 27, 2020, the  No.18 squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF) also known as the 'Flying Bullets' will be resurrected at Sulur airbase in Tamil Nadu as the...
The era of the swing wing comes came to a close today, December 27, 2019, when the last of the  Indian Air Force's (IAF's) MiG 27s took to the sky for one last time. Tears rolled down the battle...
  This is the first of a three part series on China’s Air Defence System. The other two parts which can be accessed here and here, will focus on Technology Trends and Air Defence Capability in Tibet.   A very brief history The  First...
On Thursday, 19 September 2019, the Government of India announced that Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, PVSM, AVSM, VM will take over as the next Chief Of Air Staff (CAS), Indian Air Force (IAF) from Air Chief Marshal...
It was 1700 hrs, and in the helicopter unit based at Jammu, nicknamed the 'Condors', Wing Commander Vishal Jain and Squadron Leader Soumya Das were reviewing the days’ work in the process of 'packing up' for the weekend. Little...
Of late, there has been much consternation in the media over the issue of fighter aircraft acquisitions by the Indian Air Force (IAF). But the fact is, both the deal with France for 36 Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft, which...

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