Tag: Fighter Jet

US sixth-generation fighter jets prototype will fly in 2022

Our clunky, Cold War-era process of defense procurement is in need of a major refresh. While it still produces world-leading military systems, its escalating timelines and cost are unsustainable byproducts. The stark...

Exclusive: IAF getting 83 Tejas Mk1A fighters jets at 48,000 crores

On 13 January 2020, in a much awaited decision and major boost for 'Made in India' weapons, Cabinet Committee on Security chaired by the PM, approved the largest indigenous defence procurement deal...

China unveils two-seat variant of J-20 with Chinese engines

A twin-seat variation of China's J-20 stealth fighter jet and a J-20 version equipped with a domestically made engine have been spotted for the first time in official videos recently released by...

How J-20 Stealth Fighter gave wings to Chinese ambition of global dominance

The weeks leading up to January 11, 2011, marked a watershed episode for PLA watching. After years of cross-referencing enthusiast Chinese language defense chatter, monitoring the People’s Liberation Army’s operational security (OPSEC),...

China ditches Russian engines for J-20 stealth fighter

China will cease using the Russian engine currently fitted on China’s new generation J-20 stealth fighter jet, replacing it with an upgraded home-grown engine.A military insider told the South China Morning Post Chinese aircraft engineers...

Inside, the Indian Navy’s bid for 57 carrier-based naval fighters

The company's pitch, which was made by Boeing Defense India (BDI), also highlighted the fact that the Block III variant can perform in virtually every mission in the tactical spectrum including air...

How China stole Russia’s Su-27 Fighter jet technology

Money talks and the Soviet Union-turned-Russia really needed the cash. Of course, China has happy to get the advanced tech. The Sukhoi Su-27 “Flanker” was never planned to exported when it was originally...

Japan will develop an unmanned fighter jet by 2035

Japanese companies Subaru and Mitsubishi are participating in the research necessary to create such unmanned fighters. Mitsubishi will be designing an information-sharing system between aircraft while Subaru will be developing remote and...
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India’s powerful national security adviser, Ajit Doval, undertook a long-overdue visit to Kabul last week. It took place soon after external affairs minister S...
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