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Israel 'Ready' to Operate F-35s Without Ever Actually Flying Them

TEL AVIV – Israel’s scheduled Dec. 12 receipt of its first pair of F-35I Adir (Awesome) fighters caps nearly a decade of planning, and that’s all before a single Israel Air Force pilot has actually taken to the skies in its new stealth weapon. 655 more words

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Indian Air Force to train Vietnamese pilots to fly Sukhoi Su-30 jets

Vietnamese pilots will be trained by Indian Air Force instructors in Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets amid bilateral efforts to boost defense ties, Indian media report. 548 more words

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Why the Indian Navy’s non-acceptance of the Tejas fighter aircraft should be accepted as a result of evaluation by specialists

The Indian Navy’s professional decision not to induct the indigenous Tejas fighter aircraft has given armchair critics a new lease of life. Stand by for a lot of their ‘professional’ views against the Navy especially as the Indian Air Force (IAF) is now out of their cross hairs after its decision to induct 120 Tejas MK 1As — a decision which was born out of no other criterion but a professional assessment. 936 more words

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IAF says China’s J-20 is not a Stealth Jet, not even close to it

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is unimpressed by China’s Chengdu J-20 “stealth” fighter jet, echoing a growing opinion the J-20 isn’t a true stealth jet in the same mold as the Northrop Grumman F-35 Lightning II. 337 more words

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US, Swedish Aviation Majors Offer Technology Transfer to Bag Indian Jet Tender

India has received proposals from two foreign companies within two months of asking countries like the US, Sweden and Russia to locally build a fighter under a generous technology transfer (ToT) arrangement. 295 more words

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How PAK-FA Stealth Fighter Could Match the F-22 Raptor (Think Speed)

Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC) has started ground testing a next-generation engine for the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA fifth-generation stealth fighter according to a statement by the company. 383 more words

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If LCA Navy is ‘not up to the mark yet,’ is the Indian Navy looking at Sea Gripen?

The indigenously built LCA Navy has received a thumbs down from India’s navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, who bluntly said, “the LCA is not up to the mark yet,” on Friday. 1,216 more words

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