Rafale jets: New Rafales fly out of France, arrival in India on July 29: All you could know | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A brand new batch of 5 Rafale jets fly out of France on Monday to affix the rising Indian fleet of plane and are scheduled to reach within the nation two days later. The plane can be refuelled by French Air Force tanker plane on their approach to an airbase within the UAE earlier than leaving for India.
All you could know:
* The three twin-seat and two single-seat Rafales will contact down on the Ambala airbase, in Haryana, on July 29.
* The jets can be armed with lethal weapons, superior avionics, radars, digital warfare methods and self-protection suites to make sure superior survivability in hostile contested airspaces.
* The Rafales can be combat-deployable after they arrive at Ambala, able to firing its over 300 km vary Scalp air-to-ground cruise missiles and different weapons.
* European missile maker MBDA‘s Meteor past visible vary air-to-air missile can even be the mainstay of the weapons bundle of the Rafale jets. Meteor is the following technology of BVR air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) designed to revolutionise air-to-air fight. The integration of the 120-150 km vary missiles will take a while.
* The Rafales can even be geared up with MICA weapon system which is built-in into IAF’s Mirage 2000 plane.
* The jets can have a fight vary of 780-km to 1,650-km relying on the mission.
* They can have 13 ‘India-specific enhancements’ similar to radar enhancements, Israeli helmet-mounted shows, low-band jammers, ‘chilly begin’ functionality from high-altitude areas, 10-hour flight information recording, infrared search and monitoring methods.
* These enhancements will change into totally operational after ‘software program certification’.
* French defence main Dassault Aviation, the corporate which manufactures Rafale, has since October 2019 handed over a complete of 9 plane to the IAF. In September 2016, the Indian authorities had positioned an order of 36 Rafale jets with Dassault Aviation in a deal price Rs 59,000 crore.
* At least 12 Indian Air Force pilots have been educated in working Rafale jets whereas a number of others are present process coaching.
(With inputs from businesses)

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