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Mirage 2000

India’s mirage 2000 is one of the fastest supersonic fighter jets in the world. It is a deep strike fighter aircraft used to break the enemies defense and carry out missions like dropping bombs of precision guided or missiles. It can act so spontaneous in order to avoid retaliation in very fast . Besides it …

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F22 Raptor

As the F-22 is a stealth fighter, the engineers wanted to reduce it’s radar cross-section as much as possible. To do this, they put the weapons literally inside the aircraft. So, instead of carrying them in outside pylons, this innovative design reduced the radar cross-section since the weapons are removed from the outside. This also …

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Expensive fighter aircrafts around world

1.Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit – $2.1bn The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is a US Air Force (USAF) heavy-penetration stealth bomber launched in 1989. The aircraft can infiltrate complex and dense air-defence shields, while it is capable of all-altitude attack operations up to 50,000ft. B-2’s original unit cost was $737m, making it the most expensive aircraft …

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Fighter jets does India currently have

Currently IAF holds 29 active squadrons 15 squadron su30mki(275) 3 squadron MiG-21 bison(54) 3 squadron mig-29 upg(66) 2 squadron Mirage 2000(45) 6 squadron sepecat Jaguar(118) Su30mki Mirage 200 MiG-21 bison Sepecat Jaguar Mig29 17 tejas and 5(2 trainer 3single seater) Rafales are also delivered

Aerial refueling

Aerial refueling, also referred to as air refueling, in-flight refueling (IFR), air-to-air refueling (AAR), and tanking, is the process of transferring aviation fuel from one military aircraft (the tanker) to another (the receiver) during flight. The two main refueling systems are probe-and-drogue, which is simpler to adapt to existing aircraft, and the flying boom, which …

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India-specific modifications in Rafale fighter jets

Enhanced M88 Engine: The engine has been modified to allow the Rafale to operate in a multitude of extreme operational environments ranging from high altitudes to deserts. Engine condition monitoring sensors are being attached to maintain the Rafale’s overall engine health. Doppler Weather Radar: The radar located at the nose of the fighter aircraft the …

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Rafale Verse F16

Specifications:- In a dog-fight, advantage lies with one who targets the enemy first. And Radar helps in doing just that. In F16, Lockheed Martin has integrated technologies derived from the F-22 and F-35 including the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) APG-83 radar. Its maximum engagement range is 20 targets at 84 kms. Rafale on the other hand …

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Why India wants Rafale

Rafale can replace 7 different types of aircraft. That means the Rafale can undertake 7 different kind of missions which earlier required required 7 different kind of aircraft. Few of these missions can be undertaken in a single sortie. That’s why the Rafale is called Omni-role fighter. Rafale would “boost” India’s air power if it offers …

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