Author Archives: Sandeep Jamkar

Military arsenal: Russia’s deadly Topol-M ICBM.

The World Factbook by CIA

Your Flight, In Their Hands

Met a new lady in our building couple of days ago, who has recently moved to Mumbai from New Delhi. We had a really fruitful talk & it was amazing to find out that she works as an air traffic controller at the Domestic Airport! When she told me about her job, I uncontrollably started tossing questions at her. It was interesting to find out about the various intricacies involved at her work place. It was nice to have so much of first-hand information about the work of an air traffic controller & the difficulties therein.

She summarized the discussion by suggesting me this documentary.

World’s First-Ever Glass-Bottomed Plane

I just happened to come across this blog. Now I don’t know if it’s true or if it’s just some leftover hijinks from April Fools. But I think this would be really amazing if it were for real!

About the battery system in a 787 Dreamliner

Transition from the Merkava tank to the B-2 Spirit Bomber

Airbus cancels the plan to include lithium-ion batteries in the new A350 plane after Boeing’s bitter experience with the 787 Dreamliner.

The Indian MMRCA Deal Video



Last night I was just browsing through my Facebook wall and I found this video, which I had made and uploaded on Facebook more than two years ago. It was the time just before the previous Air Show event, which was to be held in Yelahanka Air Force Base at Bangalore, India. The MMRCA deal was the most hot and happening topic at that time with the winner being highly anticipated!

So check out my video given in the link (click on the title of this post to start the video). It was also the first long video that I had made using the Windows Movie Maker. A number of concerned fighter aircraft footages were taken and assimilated into this single video. The background track is ‘Tunnel Vision’ by ‘John Petrucci’ from the album ‘Suspended Animations’.

Boeing, Northrop, Raytheon Help MDA Test Interceptor

In this footage, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA)of the US, successfully conducts a flight test of a three-stage Ground-Based Interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.on 26th Jan, 2013.
Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon worked in unison with the MDA to carry out this test of a ground-based interceptor used in defending against ballistic missiles.
The Defense Department said the test involved a Boeing-made interceptor and a Raytheon-made component that separates from the interceptor to attack the missile.
Northrop said MDA used the company’s command launch equipment software to launch the interceptor.
In the event of a missile threat, the Pentagon said Raytheon’s Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle would intercept the missile.
During the test, the Pentagon reported the interceptor deployed the EKV to a designated point in space, then the EKV carried out pre-planned maneuvers to collect data in space.

Messerschmitt Me 262

Messerschmitt Me 262, a truly tech marvel was the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. This documentary, which is a part of the famous series called ‘Wings of the Luftwaffe’ puts light on the design, development & operation history of this German masterpiece.

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