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  DJ->Defence Notes
Initial utility of aircraft during WW I was restricted to that of an observation platform and in the reconnaissance role over the battlefield and as the performance of the earlier flying machines improved air power began to assert itself more forcefully.
Fighter aircraft were used both in the offensive role of knocking out the adversary’s attackers and in the defensive role to protect friendly attack formations from being disrupted by enemy fighters.
Their ability to distinguish aircraft from the ground clutter when the attackers approached at a low altitude was limited – in fact non-existent in the early versions of the radars.
www.defencejournal.com /2003-08/dn-a.htm   (4020 words)

  
 Light Combat Aircraft(lCA) and Combat Aircraft Trainer(CAT) - Page 5 - World Affairs Board
Aircraft, operating outside the design profile in tropical atmosphere, are subjected to repeated stress cycles due to a combination of metal corrosion, metal fatigue, crack propagation phenomenon.
Gradually the aircraft mission got redefined….instead of being a 100 per cent pure fighter, as originally envisaged, it got converted into a multi-mission aircraft to be used for attacking ground targets and for dropping nuclear bombs.
If the aircraft in the inventory of our tri-services are to have a long life of safe flying, we need to focus on nurturing NDI expertise and establish reliable test and measurement procedures that dynamically assess aircraft structural condition with vintage, usage and every modification to the highest level of reliability.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?p=136045   (7835 words)

  
 4th generation jet fighter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aircraft classified as fourth generation jet fighters are those in service approximately from 1980-2010, representing the design concepts of the 1970s.
It is intended to reflect a class of fighters that are evolutionary upgrades to the 4th generation to incorporate integrated avionics buses and elements of stealth technology.
The primary sensor for all modern fighters is radar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Comparison_of_2000s_fighter_aircraft   (3816 words)

  
 Informat.io on F 16xl
The first aircraft was fitted with an active suction titanium glove encasing the left wing and delivered to the Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility at Edwards AFB.
The aircraft was also involved in testing sonic boom characteristics, takeoff performance, and engine noise, for NASA's civil transport program.
The aircraft is armed with two wingtip-mounted AIM-9 Sidewinder and four fuselage-mounted AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles along with 12 500-pound bombs.
www.informat.io /?title=F-16XL   (829 words)

  
 The Paf Pilot Vs. The Iaf Pilot - Pakistani Defence Forum
Many reasons are used for moving fighter pilots from one air base to another, from one aircraft type to another, or from operational duties to a staff position.
The average fighter pilot in the PAF logs approximately 220 flying hours a year, which is the second highest in the world, the highest being that of the United States Air Force (USAF) with 230 hours flying time per annum.
The inherent ability of the fighter pilot is one of the most important variables in the human factor, the easiest to change, and yet the most neglected.
www.pakistanidefenceforum.com /index.php?showtopic=2381   (6379 words)

  
 Are Indian Fighter Pilots better than US Fighter Pilots?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In the rare case where enemy aircraft are able to continue with the attack the F-15Cs would continue for a close in engagement provided they enjoyed a clear cut numerical advantage or were opposed by less maneuverable aircraft.
The aircraft was to have a lifting body featuring a smooth coupling of the wing and fuselage, two turbojet engines located in isolated belly-mounted engine nacelles and two vertical stabilisers.
Among the major combat objectives the both fighters were to meet, there was the dogfight and medium-range aerial combat capability, interception of aerial targets in the front and rear hemispheres both against the sky and ground as well as the secondary task of ground target destruction.
kuku.sawf.org /Articles/139.aspx   (9177 words)

  
 Nuclear Warships and Naval Nuclear Weapons 1990: A Complete Inventory
Aircraft Carrier and Surface Forces Fifteen aircraft carriers are active in the U.S. Navy in 1990, but the deployable force is 12 ships, rather than the usual 14 through the late 1980s.
The gravity bombs on Clemenceau class aircraft carriers are delivered by Super Etendard fighter aircraft, and include the AN-52, reported to have an explosive yield of some 25 kilotons, as well as a 6-8 kiloton lower-yield bomb variant of the AN-52.
Approximately 140 aircraft are in the operational inventory in 1990, but the total number of aircraft and squadrons continues to decline as they are replaced by the F/A-18s.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/nep5text.htm   (19640 words)

  
 Female First Forum :: View topic - Two of the best the world has ever seen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The aircraft are expected to move to RAF Coningsby in 2005.
The initial designations for the RAF aircraft are T1 for the two seater trainer, and F2 for the single seater operational fighter.
However it is important to note that early aircraft are delivered at a baseline state with capability to be increased incrementally, indeed BAE has stated that the capability of the aircraft will increase at a faster rate than the training of pilots.
www.femalefirst.co.uk /board/about14089.html   (2387 words)

  
 Brujula.Net - Your Latin Stating Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It is much simpler and lighter than its predecessors, but uses advanced aerodynamics and avionics (including the first use of fly-by-wire, earning it the nickname of "the electric jet") to maintain good performance.
The first aircraft subject to the Alternative Fighter Engine project under which aircraft could be fitted with the traditional Pratt and Whitney engines or for the first time the General Electric F110.
Block 50 aircraft are powered by the F110-GE-129 while the Block 52 jets use the F100-PW-229.
www.brujula.net /english/wiki/F-16.html   (1350 words)

  
 92115: Tactical Aircraft Modernization Issues for Congress
Described as either a new aircraft design or an upgrade or derivative of the Air Force F-16 fighter/attack plane, the MRF program had by late 1992 been deferred indefinitely, and in September 1993 it was officially canceled.
Others argue that high-capability aircraft are still necessary because the former Soviet bloc may continue aircraft and missile programs for export to potential adversaries of the United States and its allies.
The question of how many wings of tactical aircraft the United States needs for the post-Cold War era, and how this number should be determined, is part of an on-going debate in the Defense Department and Congress over the proper overall size of the U.S. military for the mid-1990s and beyond.
www.fas.org /man/crs/92-115.htm   (4459 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Jordan - Air Force | Jordanian Information Resource
Armed with Matra and Magic air-to-air missiles, the Mirage aircraft were an improvement in terms of range and avionics but were considerably inferior to the American F-15s and F-16s in the Israeli inventory and to the more advanced MiG-25 and MiG-29 Soviet fighters in the Syrian inventory.
In 1988 the air force was organized tactically into four fighter-ground-attack squadrons of F-5Es and F-5Fs, two fighter squadrons of Mirage F-1s, an advanced training squadron of F-5As and F-5Bs, a transport squadron, and four helicopter squadrons (see table 16, Appendix).
The new Mirage 2000s on order and the upgrading planned for the Mirage F-1s and the F-5s helped to compensate in some degree for Jordan's weaknesses in comparison to the air power of its Israeli and Syrian neighbors.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/jordan/jordan129.html   (1291 words)

  
 F-16 Fighting Falcon - Gurupedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a modern US-built, multi-role jet fighter aircraft.
From the very beginning, the F-16 was intended to be neither a technical break-through, nor an enormously powerful weapons platform, but rather a cost-effective "workhorse", that could perform various kinds of missions and maintain around-the-clock readiness.
From the point of view of design, the F-16 is closer to a fighter than to a ground attack aircraft.
www.gurupedia.com /f/f-/f-16.htm   (602 words)

  
 F/A-22 Raptor Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The F/A-22 Raptor is a combat jet aircraft built by Lockheed Martin and Boeing, intended to be the leading United States advanced tactical fighter (ATF) in the early part of the 21st century.
The first test flight of the Raptor occurred on September 7, 1997.
Following the 1990 Major Aircraft Review, production was to begin in 1996 for a total of 648 aircraft.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/f/f_/f_a_22_raptor.html   (287 words)

  
 F-15 Eagle: A Chronology
Air Force Systems Command directed ASD to establish a derivative fighter comparison organization to evaluate the F-15E and F-16E aircraft.
The first two advanced MSIP aircraft delivered to the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida (C-304 and C-305).
The aircraft reached an altitude of 20,000 feet.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/aircraft/f-15-chron3.htm   (793 words)

  
 Asia Times - New offensive against killer Indian jets
The most famous of these was in 1997 - the Committee on Fighter Aircraft Accidents, headed by present Indian president, A P J Abdul Kalam, who was then scientific adviser to the defense minister.
The total absurdity of a situation where pilots are trained on subsonic aircraft and then assigned to aircraft that fly at supersonic speeds is something that has been pointed out time and again.
A comparison between the attributes of the two planes is very telling.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/EF25Df08.html   (2296 words)

  
 Cutting flab is way to cutting edge for a modern air strike force - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
That is not a reasonable comparison, however, because the latest F-18 is really in a different league in terms of its payload, range, an active electronically scanning radar, etc. The Mirage, on the other hand, might have the inside track because the IAF is reportedly very happy with the ones it already has in service.
However, the IAF does need some long range strike aircraft with secondary area air defence capability and the Su-30s fit the bill, but no more than five or six squadrons are necessary to fulfil those strategic roles.
The Sukhois need to be complemented by multirole aircraft of the Mirage 2000 / MiG-29 class because of their utility in short border skirmishes for both tactical strike and air defence.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/mar062005/sl4.asp   (1273 words)

  
 F-16XL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
General Dynamics submitted the F-16XL, while McDonnell Douglas submitted a variant of the F-15 Eagle.
This aircraft article is missing some (or all) of its specifications.
Aircraft • Aircraft manufacturers • Aircraft engines • Aircraft engine manufacturers • Airports • Airlines
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/F-16XL   (881 words)

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