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HOW RAFALE IS GAMECHANGER FOR INDIAN AIRFORCE

According to the 36-Rafale agreement, India will buy 28 single-seater aircraft (Rafale-EH) and 8 dual- seater aircraft (Rafale-DH) from France. All these 36 Rafale will reach India by 2022 in the group of 12-12 aircrafts every year from 2020. The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets, which are expected to significantly boost the combat capability of the Indian Air Force (IAF), will arrive in India’s Air Force Station In Ambala, Haryana on July 29. Rafael was supposed to be delivered in May, but due to Corona, it was postponed for 2 months. Rafale will be brought by fighter pilots of India.

RAFALE FIGHTER JET

Rafael is a 4.5th generation twin jet, multi rolled aircraft developed by Dassault Aviation. It is equipped with a wide range of weapons. The Rafale fighter jets will come with many India-specific modifications thats make it different among others. It has the ability to attack air-to-air and air to ground. Rafal may be equipped with nuclear bombs. Rafale can fly at an altitude of up to 60000 feet (ca. 18 kilometers) in 1 minute.

Rafale can fly at a speed of 2130 kmph. Rafale’s Combat Radius is 3700. Rafal can destroy the target located 3700 km away. Anyway, after delivery, Rafale aircraft takes 6 months to become operational, but Rafael can be put to work as soon as he sees the situation on the Chinese border. According to sources, these aircraft will be ready for any mission within a week. Rafale aircraft are equipped with the world’s deadliest missiles and semi-stealth technology. The induction of these aircraft into the Indian Air Force will significantly increase the country’s strategic strength.

According to sources, these aircraft will be ready for any mission within a week. Rafale aircraft are equipped with the world’s deadliest missiles and semi-stealth technology. Rafale will have three types of missiles. Air to Air Meteor missile. Air-to-ground scallop missile. The third is the Hammer missile. The Rafale-based Meteor missile can hit 150 km and the Scalp missile can hit up to 300 km, whereas, the HAMMER (Highly Agile Modular Munition Extended Range) is a missile that is used for short-range.

These missiles can prove to be effective to hit the ground from the sky. Rafale’s rate of climb is 300 meters per second. Rafale can go up to 18 thousand meters altitude in one minute. The speed of the Indian Rafale is 2450 kilometers per hour. Rafale aircraft can carry a weight of about 26 tons (26 thousand kg) at a time. It can fly from 36 to 60 thousand feet in just one minute. Once filled with fuel, it can fly continuously for 10 hours.

SPECIFICATIONS 

MISSILES EQUIPPED IN RAFALE

1.MICA

Air to Air missile

2.METEOR

Air-to-Air Missile (Range 150 km)

3.HAMMER

Air to Ground (Range 60-70 km) 6 Hammer can be equipped.

4.SCALP

-Air to Ground

5. STORM Shadow Cruz MISSILE

(Range 550km)

Some India-Specific Modifications 

1.Low-band jammers 

2.10-hour flight data recording

3. Israeli helmet-mounted displays

4.Radar warning receiver

5. Infra-red search and tracking systems

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