F-22 Raptor : The Story of The World’s Deadliest Fighter


INTRODUCTION It was during the height of the Cold War, that the US Air Force felt the need for a fighter aircraft which would have a ridiculous level superiority over its adversaries on the other side of the Iron Curtain. They realized that the latest Soviet fighters were on par with the latest American fighters, …

Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons of The Indian Military


INTRODUCTION India is one of the most rapidly growing militaries in the world. They have evolved from a regional force with tactical capabilities to a growing strategic force with global reach. They are heavily dependent on foreign suppliers for equipment as their local industry hasn't quite delivered as promised. But the ones in service are …

Analysis- F35B in the future of the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy


INTRODUCTION The F-35 is a very controversial 5th gen stealthy fighter which is being developed by Lockheed Martin in partnership with several major European firms. Out of these firms, the British aerospace giant BAE has the second largest involvement (about 15%) along with other firms like Rolls-Royce and Martin-Baker. Their involvement has brought the F-35 …

Origins-The Story Of The Legendary F-14 Tomcat


INTRODUCTION The F-14 Tomcat is the most well-known aircraft ever operated by the US Navy. Its sleek design and swing wings made it the ultimate cool fighter of its generation. Last month, I tracked the Origin and Evolution of the Su-27 in detail. Here, I will track the origin of the F-14 Tomcat, its development, …

Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons of The Israeli Military


INTRODUCTION The Israeli military known as the Israel Defense Force (IDF) is a unique one. From the moment of its creation, it has been involved in a never-ending conflict with its neighbors. To survive in such a situation, high-quality weapon systems are as important as well trained military personnel. Israel receives a lot of assistance …

Origins- Evolution of the Su-27 into an F-15 killer (Part-2)


INTRODUCTION In my previous article, I covered the origin and the development of the Su-27 in detail. In this article I will track the evolution of the Su-27 and its combat capabilities and we will see how it compared with its American rival, the F-15. The previous article ended with the acceptance of the Su-27 …

Origins- How The Iconic Sukhoi Su-27 Fighter Was Born (Part-1)


The Su-27 family is inarguably the best fighter aircraft that Russia has produced till date. These large and powerful aircraft are extremely maneuverable and can carry huge payloads over long distances. They were designed from scratch to be better than the American F-15 in all aspects. I was inspired to write about the Su-27 after …

Explained : How Stealth Technology Works


INTRODUCTION ‘Stealth’ is the buzzword when we are talking about any modern fighter, bomber, warship or submarine. The top militaries in the word are spending billions trying to develop or ‘acquire’ stealth technology. But as is the case with science, the word ‘stealth’ is misunderstood by the general public. It is viewed as a phenomenon …

Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons Of The French Military


INTRODUCTION The French are the only ones in Europe who are almost self-sufficient in producing high quality military vehicles, firearms, ships and aircraft and weapons. Their products have been exported worldwide and have been the star in several major wars. In this article, I will document the top 10 weapons which are used by the …

F-35 : The Greatest American Gamble


A Jack of all trades but a master of none These words precisely suit the 5th generation gamble made by the USA and its allies.The multi-billion $ F-35 program has been the target of critics worldwide ever since it got delayed and shot past its budget. Reports claim that the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as …