On September 2 in Kochi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will officially launch the country’s first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant which will be combat-ready by May 2023. Several Military Lovers and Military Experts are having a close look at which carrier-based aircraft the Indian navy will finally choose. The United States has been very active… Continue reading India may buy F-18 Super Hornets, What is the reason behind this deep interest?
Recently, Boeing released a video showing two F/A-18E “Super Hornet” fighter jets successfully completing a ski-jump take-off and landing test in India. In the context of the Indian-made “Vikrant” aircraft carrier that will be commissioned in August, the selection of supporting carrier-based aircraft has come to an end. According to Boeing, the F/A-18E “Super Hornet”… Continue reading Dassault Rafale-M vs Boeing F-18 Super Hornet: which aircraft Indian Navy will buy?
Trials for deck-based fighters US Boeing Company’s Super Hornet F/A-18and France Rafale M for the Indian aircraft carrier are complete and a report is awaited, both demonstrate their capability to take off from ski jump. Trials for deck based fighter aircraft for the aircraft carriers of the Indian Navy are done. US based Boeing Company’s Super Hornet… Continue reading French Rafale M or American F/A-18: Which aircraft will Indian Navy pick?
With the induction of INS Vikrant, the Indian Navy is looking for a potent carrier-based fighter. With MiG-29Ks facing some issues, the Indian Navy is evaluating French Dassault Rafale-M fighters against Boeing’s F-18 Super Hornets. India will test American F/A-18E Super Hornets as probable future fighters embarked for the new nationally produced INS Vikrant aircraft… Continue reading Super Hornet, Rafale-M and MiG-29 begin their battle for the Indian Navy
The Indian Navy is actively conducting “testing” to find the most suitable fighter line to serve on the country’s new aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. After 12 days of testing at Goa’s INS Hansa facility using 283 meters mock ski jump facility, the marine version of the French-made Rafale fighter jet has been successfully flight-tested at… Continue reading Is the Rafale fighter a good choice for Indian aircraft carrier?
The competition to initially supply 26 jets (18 single seaters and eight twin-seat trainers) to the Indian Navy is being processed under a government-to-government mode, with requests for an operational demonstration sent to the US and French embassies The race to supply new aircraft-carrier-borne fighter jets to the Indian Navy is heating up, with the… Continue reading Race heats up between US F/A-18 and French Rafale M for Indian Naval fighter
New Delhi has decided to completely withdraw the MiG-29K fighters from the carrier in the coming years. India is planning to replace them with Rafale-M and later TEDBF fighters. The long fate of the MiG-29K was once again mentioned when Indian navy refused to deploy MiG-29K on INS Vikrant aircraft carrier and intent to switch French… Continue reading Why did India abandon MiG-29K fighter and switch to western fighters?
The 4th generation fighter aircrafts are still the backbone of many countries’ air forces, while Russia and the US are still the two world’s number one powers in terms of production of fighter aircraft. Fighter aircraft are one of the key components of almost all armed forces in the world. These weapons can help states maintain deterrence… Continue reading Check out the most produced 4th generation fighter jets in the world
The US State Department has agreed to sell electronic warfare aircraft EA-18G Growler worth $125 million to Australia, which will compensate for the plane that caught fire in the 2018 incident. The United States Defence Security Cooperation Agency has granted provisional approval to Australia to purchase a single unit of the EA-18G Growler aircraft. On… Continue reading US agree to sell most powerful electronic warfare fighter to Australia