The Indian air force received new fighter jets

ВВС Индии получили новые истребители

The Indian air force was provided with three multifunctional fighter “Rafale”, which is currently used to train Indian pilots and technicians in France. According to the defense Ministry of India the full value of the package purchase of 36 fighter aircraft “Rafale” by 2.86% lower prices compared to comparable cost in the tender MMRCA (Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft). Intergovernmental agreement for the supply of 36 fighter aircraft “Rafale” was approved by the Committee of the government of India on security (CCS) on August 24, 2016 and was signed with Dassault Aviation of 23 September 2016. Total declared value of the program is 7,878 billion euros. Of the 36 planes is made in complying with the requirements of the Indian air force configuration, 28 vehicles will be delivered in a single version and 8 units in a double. Delivery of fighters “Rafale” has to be completed by April 2022. Offset obligations Dassault Aviation within the supply of fighters is 50% of the sale, which involves transfer of production technology and maintenance of appropriate products and services. As stated, 36 purchased by India fighter “Rafale” are the most advanced version of this aircraft, produced at the moment. Even the French air force will receive the comparable combat power of the fighter a bit later. In accordance with the requirements of the contract, the design of the “Rafale” has to be made 13 modifications, including improved radar, the Israeli helmet-mounted display system, the national means of self-defense, the state identification and transfer of data recorders flight data 10 hours data storage, etc. in addition, it should be possible to use fighters with high altitude airfields.

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