2 February 2023

Weapons systems of fighter jets

I. Introduction A. Definition of a fighter aircraft weapon system A weapon system for a fighter jet is a collection of devices, equipment, and technology designed to provide the aircraft with the capability to threaten or destroy air or ground targets. Weapon systems can include air-to-air missiles, bombs, machine guns and other […]
12 January 2023

Selecting a multi-role fighter or a specialized fighter

Is it better for a country to have a multi-role fighter or a specialized fighter? This answer guides the purchase of aircraft for modern militaries. Fighter jets and their importance in modern warfare Fighters are military aircraft designed for air-to-air combat, air-to-ground attack and reconnaissance missions. They are considered one of the […]
4 January 2023

What is Lockheed’s Skunk Works?

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works is a renowned group of high-tech product developers with a storied history dating back to 1943. Created to develop combat aircraft for the US Air Force, the Skunk Works has since been responsible for a number of groundbreaking technological developments, including the stealth fighter F-117 Nighthawk and the […]
9 December 2022

French Rafale are striking at Daesh

Reassurance missions for allies in Central and Eastern Europe are not the only ones carried out by French combat aircraft. From the flight deck of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, Dassault Aviation Rafale M omni-purpose fighter jets are pursuing anti-terrorist operations in the Iraqi-Syrian zone. All under the radar cover of […]
3 November 2022

Russian MiG-31 Foxhound over Ukraine

Is this pure propaganda on the part of a Moscow regime in desperate straits, or does it demonstrate the inability of Russia to line up its Sukhoi Su-57 Felon stealth fighters? In any case, Moscow is increasingly announcing the presence of Mikoyan MiG-31BM Foxhound-B air superiority fighters over the Ukrainian theater of […]
3 November 2022

F-15C/D Eagle deployed to Japan are retiring

It’s not only in the Air National Guard that the days of the powerful fighter are now numbered, but also in the Pacific Air Forces. After 43 years of loyal service, the McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Eagle will begin its operational retirement from Japan this Tuesday, November 1, 2022. The 18th Wing of the […]
19 February 2018

Are drones the future of fighter jets ?

Drones are everywhere, even Amazon is getting into the drone business for faster delivery. However, if the US online retailer is considering drones for civil use, some countries are now resenting having them hover over their heads. And that would be understandable since most drones in the skies are military, and some […]
9 February 2015

UAE joins Jordan to strike ISIS

    The United Arab Emirates is sending a squadron of F16 fighter jets to Jordan to conduct air strikes against Islamic State (Isis) alongside Jordanian planes, an army source in Amman said. Jordan launched bombing raids against the jihadi group’s positions in Syria and Iraq on Thursday in response to its […]
27 October 2014

A new flying car ?

You may remember the car that flew in a James Bond movie – there might have been a few flying cars in other movies too. These were based on the Taylor Aerocar. A car with wings, that actually flies. The Aerocar Was the most successful attempt yet to produce a “flying car” […]