India today commissioned its first indigenously-built stealth warship with sophisticated features to hoodwink enemy radars and gained entry into a top club of developed countries having such capability. Inducting INS Shivalik, the first of the three-ship project-17 frigates, at the Mumbai-based Mazagon Docks (MDL), defence minister AK Antony called it a red letter day for […]
Monthly Archives: January 2013
Experience from flight testing has eviscerated the argument that the F-35 program architects used to support high concurrency, with fat production contracts early in the test program: that modeling and simulation had advanced to the point where problems would be designed out of the hardware. In fact, the F-35 is having just as many problems […]
16,000 km range missile: Dream project of Indian DRDO (defense research and development organisation)
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India is seriously contemplating to enhance the reach of its strategic missiles. The Defence Ministry is considering a proposal to develop intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) [often labelled Surya 1 or 2] capable of hitting targets 10,000 km away. At present, there is a voluntary cap on developing missiles beyond 5,000-km range and the ICBM capabilities […]
US Presence in korea and japan and their commitments in that area specially with the philippines and their mutual defense treaty should make them be ready unless the US prefers to abandon its friends when china becomes abusive and takes territory by force. This happened in the Kahmir in the past and china will make […]
Eurofighter was slightly better in air superiority but we have the best possible air superiority fighter possible the MKI. We needed a multirole fighter thet can be used for fighter as well as navel and ground attack. If we consider china and pakistan as our primary threat then 70 of Dassault rafale is enough to […]
10. C4OPS Hybrid Headset A headset designed like a Swiss knife. It can operate in 3 different configurations: Low Profile – The headset is connected to the helmet strap and provides excellent stability and noise canceling, but non intrusive and designed to provide excellent sound quality both ways even on the battlefield. Headband – Offers great sound quality […]
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has detected 461 new potential alien planets, including four worlds slightly larger than Earth that may be capable of supporting life as we know it. The 461 newfound candidate exoplanets, which were announced today (Jan. 7), bring Kepler’s total haul in its first 22 months of operation to 2,740 alien worlds. […]
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New Delhi: The Indian Air Force on Friday said it is procuring 22 Apache attack helicopters from the US, which will give it the capability to strike down enemy choppers and UAVs. “Yes, Apache is final now,” IAF Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said when asked if the IAF was procuring the American choppers in […]
NEW DELHI–Boeing Co. appears set to get about $2.4 billion in military contracts from India, with a senior official saying that the country’s the U.S. company’s Chinook and Apache helicopters, and that commercial negotiations will begin soon. India plans to buy a total of 15 Chinook CH-47F heavy-lift helicopters and 22 AH-64D Block III Apache […]
F-4 Phantom II vs Mig-17 in the Vietnam War(1965-73)
This historical aerial combat between American and North Vietnamese aircrafts was witnessed in the Vietnam war.This dogfight included the strengths and weaknesses of the two most iconic combat aircrafts in the Cold War.These aerial dogfights were mostly fought over the jungles of North Vietnam.
The F-4 Phantom II obtained outstanding results in the war and although it had its disadvantages in size,weight and maneuverability when compared with the MIG-17,the F-4 comprehensively defeated the MIG-17 “Fresco” in a series of battles in 1972.
Tactics such as “lag pursuit”(aggressively manoeuvrings the F-4 outside the MIG’S turning circle and using its superior speed to achieve a firing range) gave pilots a real advantage over their opponents.