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 …

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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, …

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 …

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 …

How To Shoot Down Anti-Ship Missiles: Part-2: Detection Using Radars


The most important stage in shooting down Anti-Ship missiles is their detection. The most important stage in shooting down Anti-Ship missiles is their detection. Since these missiles follow high, medium or low altitude flight profiles, detection time varies. A high-flying missile can be easily detected from a long distance ( around 50-100 km away) and …

Anti-Submarine Warfare (Part -4 ) : The Submarine Hunters


INTRODUCTION Now that you are familiar with the different kinds of submarines, their strengths and weaknesses , I will tell you about what assets are employed in hunting submarines. Ships, planes, helicopters and other submarines are used in hunting submarines . Anti-Submarine Warfare is an extremely complicated affair that requires proper coordination between Surface, Sub-surface, …