Why Rafale-M tested for INS Vikrant in Goa is better than other fighter jets
The Indian Navy on Friday tested the Rafale-M(Marine) fighter aircraft at the INS Hansa in Goa as it plans to procure a batch of fighter jets for indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) Vikrant. France sent a Rafale maritime fighter aircraft to demonstrate its combat capabilities with India specific requirements. In a visit last month, French Defence Minister indicated that France will be interested to supply the carrier-based jets.
Rafale will give more strength to our indian naval forces.
Many were saying that it is not feasible to buy Rafale(M) for IAC 1 as it will not fit in it, and also wings are not foldable, but navy is testing these fighter in Goa. So it would be interesting how will navy manage to place these on IAC 1.
Also these testing should have done earlier when IAC 1 was in making not after it's ready to be inducted, kee in mind the fact that navy would have know the size/area specifications of IAC 1 and Foreign Companies will take atleast 2-3years to deliver 57 fighter.
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"Rafael-M" is "THE" best carrier based fighter jet in the world right now‼
- US Navy
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It's would be interesting to know whose aircraft are indian navy going to procure, 3 contenders are well known around the globe which are (fa-18 hornet, mig 29k and rafale) while Saab 39 gripen is a underdog.
Rafale Marine is also used on French Carrier
I hope one day India will make defence machinary in its own brand with highly advanced weapons without depending on foreign .
TEDBF is going to be way better than RAFALE-M but we are lacking speedy progress of AMCA and TEDBF hope we soon catch up in defence tech
Ganesh kumar Yadav
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Congratulations on this achievement ! This is an amazing development .
2 squad of rafale m and 2 more squad of rafale f4
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Considering The way China is building It's navy, These developments are very essential to our navy. Although The quality men and training are present We need our naval assets to be strong as well.
Way to go
Surojeet Advaita Vijayate
There can't be a better Jet than Rafale for Navy, if its wings can fold to fit in Aircraft carriers deck. Rafale has Range & Scalp missile for long distance.
INS Vikrant will become mightiest force and strike group in Indian Ocean
rama rao cheepi
Rafle has become game changer in countering the enemy with almost guaranteed target neutralisation.
Finally we would have two capable aircraft carriers to counter our both coastline threats
Prince Sandeep M
Excellent. Keep it up
This is Good Idea, Testing Rafael -M.
I think that India should choose Rafale-M for Navy & Gripen-E for the MMRCA.
我认为印度海军应该选择阵风- M，中型多用途战斗机选鹰狮- E。
No need to wait just govt to government deal and buy atleast 30 Rafal for Navy
Make sure there is a safe ejection button in this fighter jet.
MiG 29-k should be eliminated.
They will probably pick Rafales since the cost of training and supply chain issues will be a factor behind the decision
Rachit Mohan Gupta
Cancel iaf's planned purchase of mothballed 21 mig29 rather give navy's mig29 to IAF. Place a combined order of rafale for iaf and navy.
KiloBytes of UPSC
Yahan sab ulta pulta hai.. navy earlier rejected the naval version of tejas because of its single engine but they will test gripen(single engine). Navy is working seriously on tedbf project (twin engine deck base fighter). First jet will be rolled out in 2026 ( same year of AMCA). So why buying foreign jets?? Either navy is wasting taxpayers money or they are unclear about their requirement.. if navy purchase any of these jets it will take nearly than five years as we have seen in case of Rafael so question is what will Navy do with its empty carrier for 4-5 years??
Stop imports. Buy 10 odd Naval LCA in mk1A configeration till TEDBF is ready. 42 Mig29K + 10 Naval LCA mk1A is not a bad combo.
别进口了。在TEDBF准备好之前，购买10架“光辉”MK1A 战机。42架米格29k + 10家“光辉”MK1A是一个不错的组合。
Rafale M will win this deal for Indian Navy without a doubt
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The limitations are it's size, unfoldable wings, and lack of thrust.
its way better then mig 29k
F-18 will be best for Indian Navy...