Interesting facts to know about Rafale fighter jets

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Facts about Rafale fighter jets – 5 Rafale fighter jets arrived in India out of the 36 fighter jets ordered by the Government. These fighter jets have been ordered from France’s Dassault Aviation. Here are some interesting facts about the Rafale fighter jets for India so that you know what is special about Rafale jets.

facts about rafale fighter jets

Interesting facts to know about Rafale fighter jets-

  • An agreement was signed between New Delhi and Paris in 2016 for 36 Rafale aircraft at a cost of 7.8 billion Euros.
  • The Rafale fighter jet is one of the modern 4th generation aircrafts. It has the capacity to carry a mix of armament and deliver them precisely.
  • The Rafale fighters are built in such a way that they can secure their own survivability with onboard systems itself. It is a high-precision Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft that ensures high manoeuvrability. 
  • The fighter jet has two engines and can carry up to three 2000 litres tanks on each of the wet points.

Facts about Rafale fighter jets

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  • Rafale trade-off between side and ventral air which allows a adjure up fuselage and better load carrying capacity.
  • These fighter jets have air-to-air refuelling capabilities and hence can refuel another aircraft in buddy mode.
  • The Rafale fighter jets have Israeli helmet-mounted displays, radar warning receivers, infra-red search and tracking systems, low band jammers, and 10-hour flight data recording.
  • Rafale has a net-centric capability that allows the Rafale to enter into the Battlespace with a highly secure data link allowing the Rafale to exchange information with other aerial material. 

Facts about Rafale fighter jets

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  • After Egypt, France, and Qatar, India became the fourth country to have Rafale fighter jets.
  • It also has an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar with a range of over 350 km and an integrated Electronic Warfare (EW) system.
  • Rafale fighter jet can carry up to six air-to-air missile (AAM), and six specialist bombs.
  • Procured through the Foreign Military Sales route (FMS), Rafale aircraft would provide the potent air defence that IAF requires.

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