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