Why China-Pak are afraid of this warship of India, beats F-16 in speed, know its merits

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China and Pakistan have no option to cut Rafale. Certainly, the Rafale gives air superiority to the Indian Air Force. In comparison, China's J-20 is said to be a fifth-generation fighter aircraft in Chengdu.

New Delhi, Jagran Special. In the past decade, military ties with countries like the US, France, and Israel have strengthened the country's security. The Indian Air Force has been strengthened by the arrival of a consignment of six Rafale aircraft from France to India. The Indian Air Force is going to upgrade the fleet of Rafale from January next year. This upgrade is done according to the needs of India will make the Air Force more powerful. Highly Capable Missile, Low Band Jammer, and Satellite Communication have been demanded by India in Rafale. After all, what are the features of this Rafale fighter plane? Why are China and Pakistan worried about this warplane?

Major features of Rafale fighter jet

  • Rafale fighter jets are capable of carrying more fuel and weapons than the Chinese aircraft J-20. It can be equipped with 14 weapons of different firepower. The Rafale aircraft is capable of flying at a top speed of Mach 4. In terms of speed, this aircraft also beats the American aircraft F-16 near Pakistan.
  • Rafale is known for his excellent ability in the sky and hitting the target accurately. 45 generation Rafale jets can fly at twice the speed of sound. Their high speed is 18 Mach. This aircraft is capable of conducting electronic warfare, air defense, ground support, and major attacks.
  • The aircraft is equipped with dangerous weapons like the Scalp cruise missile, Mika weapon system. The Indian Air Force is also procuring a state-of-the-art medium-range air-to-surface weapon system, HAMMER, to complement the Rafale. The Hammer is a long-range cruise missile. Its aim is precise and precise. It has been developed by the French defense company Saffran.
  • This missile has been originally designed according to the needs of the French Air Force. The Meteor is a state-of-the-art version of the air-to-air missile BVR missiles. It is specially designed for air combat.

One of the most powerful fighter planes in the world

Rafale fighter jets are considered to be one of the most powerful fighter jets in the world. This fleet of five aircraft had landed at the strategically important Ambala Air Station. At that time the government had said that all the 36 Rafale aircraft purchased would be supplied to India by the end of 2021. About 24 years ago, such a large consignment of dry planes was bought from Russia. In September 2020, India received the first consignment of multi-role fighter jets in the form of Rafale fighter jets for nearly two decades.

The first consignment of fighter jets reached India on July 29, 2020

The first squadron of Rafale is stationed at Ambala Air Force Station in Haryana. The first consignment of five Rafale fighter jets reached India on July 29, 2020. About four years ago, India signed an inter-governmental agreement with France for the purchase of 36 aircraft at a cost of around Rs 59,000 crore. The Air Force currently has around 25 Rafale aircraft and the remaining aircraft are expected to arrive by 2022. Officials said that the first squadron will guard the western border and northern border with Pakistan. The second squadron will oversee the eastern border area of ​​India.

Turmoil in China and Pakistan

Hearing the name of the Rafale fighter plane, there is panic in China and Pakistan. China and Pakistan have no option to cut Rafale. In comparison, China's J-20 Chengdu is said to be a fifth-generation fighter aircraft. However, China's J-20 fighter aircraft has no combat experience. On the other hand, the Rafale aircraft has performed successfully on many missions. The combat capability of the Rafale aircraft has been proven in the missions of the French Air Force in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq and Syria, and Mali. In terms of speed, it also beats the F-16 included in Pakistan's big. Let's know the specialty of Rafale planes. How strong will the army be after joining the Indian Air Force fleet?