New Delhi, ANI. As the first consignment of Rafale fighter jets of India, five aircraft left from France on Monday and now they have reached Al Dafra Airbase of UAE. It took seven hours for the planes to reach the UAE from France. These aircraft will fly from Al Dafra Airbase, then land directly in Ambala, India. Rafael, the world’s most powerful fighter aircraft, will reach India on 29 July between China and Tanatani in eastern Ladakh. Indian Air Force fighter pilots will reach Ambala airbase on Wednesday after covering an air distance of 7000 km. The current strength of the Indian Air Force will be greatly enhanced by Rafale as China and Pakistan do not have the combat capability of this fifth generation fighter jet.
These aircraft will be fueled by French tankers at the UAE airbase. After this, the aircraft will travel further to Ambala Airbase. Rafale planes from France are carrying 17 Golden Arrows commanding officer pilots. All pilots have been trained by the French Dassault Aviation Company. He will be inducted into the Air Force on 29 July at the Air Force Station in Ambala.
Rafale changes according to India
The aircraft were supposed to be delivered to India earlier in May, but due to Corona they were delayed by two months. India has six jets to meet in the first batch of Rafale planes. The first Rafale aircraft was delivered to India in October 2019. India has also made some changes in the Rafale as per its requirement. It has Israeli helmet mount display as well as many other features including radar warning receiver, low band jammer, ten hour flight data recording and tracking system.
Capable of hitting the ground with air
In order to increase the firepower of Rafale aircraft coming to India, preparations are being made to put a French-made Hammer missile in it. This missile is capable of destroying even the strongest targets at a distance of 60 to 70 km. The Haile Agile Modular Munition Extended Range (Hammer) is an air-to-ground medium range missile. This missile was initially built for the French Air Force and Navy. With this missile, the Indian Air Force can precisely target enemy bunkers. The Scalp and Meteor missiles used in Rafale planes have already reached India.