On Wednesday, the Prime Minister of India tweeted in Sanskrit for welcoming the most powerful fighter jet in the world, the Dassault Rafale. The whole nation was happy and filled with pride. These five jets landed at Ambala airport this afternoon. Out of these five jets two are two-seater aircraft and the remaining three are one-seater.
They traveled here doing more than 7000 km journey from all the France. The whole twitter also was filled with happy tweets from people. These
What makes this event historical?
Today is the most important day for every Indian and our bordering countries as well. The country welcomed the most powerful and efficient twin-engine fighter aircraft. The Rafale fighter jet manufactured by Dassault, a french company.
Not only France, Egypt, and Qatar, now India also owns the most powerful fighter jet in the world thus making our Indian Air force stronger than ever.
After the controversial India-France controversial Rafale deal, the PMO of India visited France in April 2015 and announced that India will acquire 36 Rafale fighter jets. And the final deal signed in May 2016, by signing an MoU between both the parties.
Out of 36 jets, the first batch comprising 5 rafale aircraft landed today. They will be the part of the Number 17 Golden Arrows squadron of the Indian Air Force. It will make increase the strength of squadron by 31.
It will make India stronger and superior in terms of its air force security. Also will help in not only giving a clear message to the whole world that India has a strong Air force. And will not be afraid of anyone in any terms whatsoever.
What makes it different from other fighter jets?
A twin-engine fighter aircraft, it is fitted with M88-2 engines each capable of providing up to 50 kilonewtons (11,000 pounds-force) of dry thrust and 75 kN (17,000 pounds-force) with afterburners. The M88 enables the Rafale to supercruise while carrying four missiles and one drop tank. The aircraft also has the facility for a jet to jet refueling that allows one fighter aircraft to lend its fuel to another while still in air and flying.
Better speed and target range as these Rafale fighter jets can fly at speeds of 1.8 match (2,222.6km per hour) and it has a range of 3,700 km. It has a multi-directional radar that can detect 40 targets at the same time in a range of over 100 km. It has Spectra, an integrated defence aid system that can jam or counter-jam enemy radar signals thus making India more protected On LAC and LOC front i.e. On India-Pakistan border and Indo-China border.
It is intended to perform the aerial reconnaissance, supporting ground security, anti-ship strike, and interdiction.
This fighter jet Rafale is also known as “Omnirole” aircraft.
Read more on Rafale fighter Jet here – Dassault Aviation.com