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Iaf To Start Upgrading Rafale Fighter Fleet From January 2022 – Rafale Fighter Fleet

News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Mukesh Kumar Jha
Updated Sun, 21 Nov 2021 04:23 PM IST

Summary

The Indian Air Force will start upgrading the Rafale fighter jets from January next year.

India has so far received 30 Rafale fighter jets from France. The Indian Air Force will start upgrading it from January next year. On Sunday, government sources informed news agency ANI. Sources told the agency, a high-level team of Indian Air Force officials is in France to evaluate the performance of the test-fired fighter aircraft RB-008. The aircraft has been equipped with Indian specific enhancements. An agreement was reached between the two sides in 2016.

Government sources told the agency, once the Indian Air Force approves and accepts its enhancements, the plan is to start the upgrade from January next year to make Indian aircraft more capable. Significantly, India specific enhancements are highly capable missiles, low band jammers and satellite communication systems as per Indian requirements. India Out of these, India has already received about 30 aircraft and three more of them will reach India on 7-8 December. Let us inform that India had signed a deal of Rs 60,000 crore with France in 2016 for 36 Rafale fighter jets. Indian Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria played an important role in this deal.

RB and BS series on Rafale planes
India will get 36 Rafale aircraft, whose tail numbers will be in RB and BS series. The RB series is named after Rakesh Bhadauria. At the same time, the BS series is named after Birender Singh Dhanoa, former Chief of Air Staff. Once all the fighters are inducted, the Indian Air Force fleet will have eight twin-seater trainer aircraft of the RB series while the BS series will be 28 single-seater aircraft.

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India has so far received 30 Rafale fighter jets from France. The Indian Air Force will start upgrading it from January next year. On Sunday, government sources informed news agency ANI. Sources told the agency, a high-level team of Indian Air Force officials is in France to evaluate the performance of the test-fired fighter aircraft RB-008. The aircraft has been equipped with Indian specific enhancements. An agreement was reached between the two sides in 2016.

Government sources told the agency, once the Indian Air Force approves and accepts its enhancements, the plan is to start the upgrade from January next year to make Indian aircraft more capable. Significantly, India specific enhancements are highly capable missiles, low band jammers and satellite communication systems as per Indian requirements. India Out of these, India has already received about 30 aircraft and three more of them will reach India on 7-8 December. Let us inform that India had signed a deal of Rs 60,000 crore with France in 2016 for 36 Rafale fighter jets. Indian Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria played an important role in this deal.

RB and BS series on Rafale planes

India will get 36 Rafale aircraft, whose tail numbers will be in RB and BS series. The RB series is named after Rakesh Bhadauria. At the same time, the BS series is named after Birender Singh Dhanoa, former Chief of Air Staff. Once all the fighters are inducted, the Indian Air Force fleet will have eight twin-seater trainer aircraft of the RB series while the BS series will be 28 single-seater aircraft.

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