The first image that pops up in our mind when someone says the word drone, is a lean-mean high-flying unmanned aircraft launching missiles and blowing up things. While it might be partially right, it does not remotely describe the full spectrum of modern day drone, most of them being armed with nothing more than a … Continue reading Drones – a principal weapon of future wars?
The United States Airforce is one of the most recent branches of the U.S. military. Initially, a part of the United States Army, it was created on the 18th of September 1947 under the national security act of 1947. With 5000+ aircraft, 450 ICBMs, 63 dedicated satellites, employing more than 1/2 a million personnel and … Continue reading The United States Airforce -Overengineering itself into crisis.
While news channels are abuzz with the cross-border strike conducted by India, tensions between our neighbor and us are at an all-time high. The recent attack by the Indian paratroopers and the alleged involvement of helicopters does raise credible questions on the capability of the PAF (Pakistan Air Force) to guard its airspace If the … Continue reading PAF a credible threat or “All bark and no Bite”?
China is the second largest economy in the world and has been the fastest growing major economy for about a decade now. With a GDP of 11 trillion dollars, it was only a matter of “when” rather than “if” this economic power would be transformed into military muscle. Over the past few years, we have … Continue reading The Chinese Air Force (PLAAF): “MADE IN CHINA”?
The MiG-21s (NATO reporting name: - Fishbed), introduced with the Russian (Soviet) Air Force in 1959, have gone and served approximately 60 countries spread over 4 continents and still serve many nations (including India) for over 60 years after their maiden flight in 1954. With 11,400+ aircraft produced so far (657 in India), it is … Continue reading The journey of our MiG-21s, from legendary fighters to “The Flying Coffins”…