IAF to get deadliest Rafale fighter in Jan 2022 with India specific enhancements

Published on Sep 11, 2021 11:59 AM IST
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Boost for Indian Air Force with the rest of the contracted Rafale fighters arriving by jan 2022. IAF is set to receive 3 Rafale fighters per month from France over the next three months. Last of the 36 contracted Rafale jets will arrive in jan 2022 and will have all India specific enhancements. The 36th fighter will be the deadliest Rafale aircraft and is likely to make the platform more lethal. 26 of the 4.5 generation Rafale jets are already operational from Ambala and Hashimara bases. It is only after the 36th Rafale jet lands that the previous 35 fighters will be fitted with all the enhancements. France, one of India’s closest strategic allies, has already sent the enhanced missiles and ammunition for Rafale to IAF. While Meteor missile is best in its category, Hammer and SCALP have pinpointed accuracy. These weapon systems have multiple guidance facilities & can be used in stand-off mode.

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