Covering 7000 kms, 3 more Rafale fighter jets land in India from France
The third batch of 3 Rafale fighter jets landed at an IAF base in India from France after a non-stop flight. The IAF tweeted, “The 3rd batch of three Rafale airplane landed at an IAF base a brief while earlier. They flew over 7000 Km with in-flight refuelling. The airplane got air-borne previously in the day from #IstresAirBase in France. IAF deeply values the tanker assistance provided by UAE Flying force.”
The Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) of the United Arab Emirates provided mid-air refuelling to the 3 Rafale jets, according to the Indian Embassy in France.
IAF has now inducted 11 of the 36 twin-engine Rafales, which are also capable of delivering nuclear weapons, under the Rs 59,000 crore offer tattooed with France in September2016 All 36 will be delivered by end-2022
The first batch of 5 Rafale jets arrived in India on July 29, 2020, almost 4 years after India signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to acquire 36 of the airplane at a cost of Rs 59,000 crore. The 2nd batch of three Rafale jets showed up in India on November 3.
The Rafale jets, produced by French aerospace major Dassault Air travel, are India’s first major acquisition of fighter planes in 23 years after the Sukhoi jets were imported from Russia. The new fleet of Rafale jets has been carrying out sorties in eastern Ladakh.
Rafale fighter jet functions
The 4.5-generation fighters have a combat range of 780- km to 1,650- km.
The IAF fighters are equipped with long stand-off weapons like the over 300- km range ‘Scalp’ air-to-ground cruise rockets.
The Rafale jets can bring a range of potent weapons.
Rafale is a fourth-generation jet with both twin generation engines and Delta-wing.
This fighter jet likewise carries semi-stealth abilities that can perform nuclear attacks.
The greatest feature of Rafale is Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile.
Each airplane has 14 storage stations for weapons.
The jets come with among the most innovative Meteor air-to-air missiles.
European missile maker MBDA’s Meteor beyond visual variety air-to-air missile, Scalp cruise rocket and MICA weapons system will be the pillar of the weapons bundle of the Rafale jets. The IAF is likewise procuring a new generation medium-range modular air-to-ground weapon system Hammer to incorporate with the Rafale jets.
The very first squadron of the Rafale jets is stationed at Ambala airbase while the 2nd one will be based at Hasimara base in West Bengal.
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