Dangerous facts about Rafale

The French-made Rafale fighter is a high-precision medium-sized multi-role fighter. It is said that this is one of the most modern 4.5-generation aircraft. It has the ability to carry multiple weapons and deliver them accurately. The construction of the Rafale fighter can ensure the survivability of the airborne system itself. The Rafale has two engines, and each wet spot can carry three 2000-liter tanks. The fighter is equipped with active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar with a range of more than 350 kilometers. The Rafale fighter has a low-shooting ability.…

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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 offers faster fuel transfer, but requires a dedicated boom operator station. The 5 Rafale fighter aircraft en route to India were refuelled mid-air. Pictures of the refuelling exercise were taken at a height of 30,000…

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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 Doppler Weather radar is capable of letting the pilot know about the weather ahead Indian Regional Navigation Satellite With SIGMA: The indigenous satellite system is being made compatible with the French-designed fighter platform Extra Filtered Oxygen…

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Fighter jets deadlier than Rafale

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor – The F-22 raptor is the best fighter jets in the world developed by Lockheed Martin and Boeing is a singler seat, twin engine and fifth generation fighter aircraft ( Rafale is a 4.5 G aircraft ). It has stealth technology. which is the most latest and advanced avionics. The F-22 cannot be exported from the UNITED STATES under the US federal laws. Source : Google 2.Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightening II – It is again developed by US. Also a 5th generation aircraft. 3. Sukhoi-57- Su-57 is intented to be the…

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Rafale is big threat for Pakistan

RBE2 LPI (Low probability of intercept) AESA Radar with 838 TR modules is superior to anything Pakistani or Substandard Chinese radars. Meteor Ramjet BVR missiles This missile is having the highest range among all air to air missiles. Heavier Russian missiles are for awacs and slow transport aircraft. Stealthy scalp missile with 600km standoff range for hitting ground targets. It can take nuclear payload. ASRAAM (Advanced Short Range Air To Air Missile) IR Guided high off boresight missile Cued by the Targo helmet-mounted display (HMD) Hammer Guided munition (Highly Agile and Manoeuvrable Munition Extended…

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Rafale deal good for India

In September 2016, India has a deal with the French government to purchase 36 Rafale jets at a cost of around Rs. 58,000 crore. In this deal, we get 28 single-seater jets and 8 twin seaters for training. In the backdrop of the 26 February dogfight between IAF and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), PM Modi had earlier said the outcome of the aerial battle would have been “something different” if India had Rafale jets. Rafale is one of the finest fighters in the world. Rafale is a Medium Multi-Role…

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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 is fitted with 4 key technologies: A multi-directional radar which can detect 40 targets at the same time in a range of over 100 kms. An undetectable passive radar sensor which is an extremely precise…

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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 something on top of what we have in terms of our best fighter Su-30MKI. Here are few things in consideration: Radar Cross Section: Rafale is a 4th generation fighter which means it is ahead of…

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