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Monday, December 31, 2012

"The fact is everyone has more to learn, and in the scheme of things we all know nothing. But the last thing you want is for this to discourage you from trying. We learn best by trying, and if you start by looking for complexities and potential problems, trust me you'll find them, and you'll end up trying very little."

- Stay Young Enough To Try Anything via Lifehacker

Wish you a very happy & prosperous 2013. May you summon the powers to work hard to realise your dreams, achieve your goals, enriching your environment with your conduct. See you next year. Once again, a very Happy New Year.

Godspeed


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Russia Delivers More Mi-17V5 Helicopters To India [New News With New Old Pictures]

As part of the agreement signed between the 2 countries in 2008, the Indian Air Force [IAF] is to initially induct 80 of these upgraded variants of the Soviet-era helicopters.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

China's J-20 & J-15 Fighter Aircrafts Spotted Sitting Alongside Each Other On The Tarmac [Eyeballing]

The J-20 is China's attempt at building a Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft, while the J-15 is its carrier-capable fighter aircraft of Soviet heritage.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Civilians Flying In Conflict-ridden Afghanistan - South African Experience

Contracted civilian pilots flying in Afghanistan, serving the military & civilian administration, even as a battle rages on against the Taliban.


Saturday, December 22, 2012

An American Restoring An Indian Air Force Hawker Tempest Mk.II Aircraft [Warbird]

A World War II era Indian Air Force [IAF] Hawker Tempest fighter aircraft is currently being restored, for it to take it to the skies, yet again.


Friday, December 21, 2012

IAF Dassault Mirage 2000 'Vajra' Fighters In The Skies Of Gwalior [Photographs]

Maharajpur Air Force Station [AFS] in Gwalior, Rajasthan, is the home base to all three squadrons of the Indian Air Force [IAF] flying the Mirage 2000.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

pakistan's JF-17 'Thunder' Aircraft More Primitive Than Any Fourth-Generation Fighter, Admits Its Project Director

Air Commodore Khalid Mahmood, Deputy Chief Project Director for pakistan's JF-17 [FC-1] induction programme, was quoted on this at the recently held Zhuhai Air Show in China.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Official Photographs From Maiden Flight Of The Fourth T-50 PAK-FA Prototype

Sukhoi Company [JSC], the lead in developing this fifth-generation fighter with stealth characteristics, released these photographs from the December 12 test-flight.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Boeing P-8I 'Neptune' [IN 320] Maritime Aircraft Of The Indian Navy [Photographs]

The first Neptune, which made its maiden flight, earlier this year, July 7 2012, is photographed carrying out flight tests.


IAF AgustaWestland AW101 Helicopter In Britain Getting Ready To Come Home [Photographs]

12 of these Anglo-Italian helis would serve in the Indian Air Force [IAF], ferrying VVIP traffic in the country.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Get Licensed Copy Of FPS Game Metro 2033 For FREE!

Publishers of this post-apocalyptic First Person Shooter [FPS] are offering gamers the licensed version for free - need to hurry though.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Use Of Composites In India's Aircraft Programs - SARAS & LCA Tejas

Building India's indigenously developed aircrafts with advanced, high-strength, lightweight composite materials.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fourth Prototype Of The Fifth Generation T-50 PAK-FA Fighter Aircraft [Photographs]

Photos from yesterday's flight, of the latest prototype fifth generation Russian fighter, for the very first time.


Guidebook: World Air Forces 2013 [Download]

UK-based Aerospace magazine, 'Flight International', has published a compendium of aircraft & helicopter types & total number in service with Armed Forces of each country for the year 2012-2013.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fourth Prototype Of The T-50 PAK-FA Aircraft [T-50-4] Makes Its Maiden Flight

The fourth prototype of the Russian fifth generation fighter aircraft took to the air for the first time today [12 Wednesday, 2012].


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ADA Wants You To Design A New Radome For The LCA Tejas

The aircraft's nodal development agency is considering delegating the task of designing a radar nose cone to a third-party. But what of the one that was already in use?


Monday, December 10, 2012

'The Fulcrum Has Landed' - Air Force's Upgraded MiG-29UPG Arrive Back In India

Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG put out a press release today informing that the first 3 of Indian Air Force's [IAF] upgraded MiG-29 aircrafts - MiG-29UPG - have retuned back to India.


Saturday, December 08, 2012

On The Tarmac: Indian Air Force's First C-17 Globemaster III Heavy-Lift Transport Aircraft

This Boeing-built Aircraft was spotted recently in the open, indicating that its construction has been completed, paving the way for its maiden test-flight.


Friday, December 07, 2012

Admiral Gorshkov To INS Vikramaditya: The Metamorphosis [Illustration]

This illustration, below, depicts some of the major changes that had to be made to turn the Soviet-era Admiral Gorshkov into the future flagship of the Indian Navy - Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya.


Third P-8I 'Neptune' [IN 322] Carries Out Maiden Flight [Photographs]

Indian Navy's third Boeing-built long-range maritime surveillance aircraft, with offensive capabilities, flew for the first time from the Paine Airfield U.S.


Wednesday, December 05, 2012

India's Civil Nuclear Energy Programme [2012]

An account giving a brief overview of India's Nuclear Energy Programme for power generation, including future plans & projections.


Indian Navy Warship INS Ranvir [D54] In Singapore [Photographs]

This Rajput-Class Guided Missile Destroyer took part in the International Maritime Defence Exhibition [IMDEX], held in Singapore in 2009.


Monday, December 03, 2012

INS Sindhurakshak - Indian Navy's Kilo-Class Submarine Visiting Malyasia

Indian Navy Submarine, INS Sindhurakshak [S63], making a port call to Malaysia.


CORRECTION: U.S. Navy Sailors Saluting INS Satpura [F48], Indian Navy's Shivalik-Class Frigate [Photograph]

The sailors were crew members of the U.S. Navy's Guided-Missile Destroyer, USS Halsey [DDG 97], that was visiting Chennai.


French Rafale Combat Aircraft Music Video

Not sure if this is a fan mashup video, a clip from a bigger one or the complete video. Either way, it hardly matters - its awesome!