The delivery of the 36 Rafale fighters India has ordered from France may arrive ‘slightly earlier’ than the scheduled time of 36 months, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said.
“As per terms of the deal it is 36 months (during which the delivery has to start), but it may come slightly earlier. We have requested them to (deliver it) as fast as possible,” Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday.
India and France signed the €7.87-billion deal on 23 September. The fighter jets will come equipped with latest missiles and weapon system besides multiple specific modifications to suit Indian Air Force.
The ‘vanila price’ (just of the aircraft alone) will cost about €91 million each for a single seater and about €94 million for a two seater trainer aircraft.
Indian Reliance Group and Dassault Aviation have announced a joint venture (JV) to execute $3.3 billion worth offset contract as part of the Rafale fighter jet deal
Fresh from signing a contract to supply 36 Dassault Rafale jets to India, France is looking at Malaysia as the next possible buyer of its multi-role fighter. Malaysia and Canada have competitions to acquire new fighter aircraft in which Dassault is a bidder but Dassault CEO Eric Trappier is more optimistic on the Asian country
India has bought 36 Rafale fighters for $8.8 billion costing an average of $240 million apiece with weapons, spares and support which is in comparison to the price of a fifth generation F-35 fighter aircraft
The serviceability rate of the Dassault Rafale fighter jet in service with the French Air Force is 48.5%, according to information given to a French lawmaker by the government
The deliveries of Dassault Rafale fighter jets India ordered will commence from September 2019. An Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) along with Aircraft & Weapons Package Supply Protocols and Technical Arrangement were signed with the French Government on 23rd September, 2016 for procurement of 36 Rafale aircraft in fly-away condition
India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign defense firms provided that they are manufactured in the country, with a local partner. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India could cost about $13 to $15 billion
The Indian Air Force has restarted a global contest, inviting international fighter jet manufacturers to set up a production facility in India to make single-Engine fighters. According to Business Standard report, Indian embassies in Washington, Moscow and Stockholm have written to jet manufacturers in these countries to confirm whether they would be interested in partnering with an Indian company in building a medium, single-engine fighter, with significant transfer of technology to the Indian entity
Radio conversations between various Pakistani formations have revealed that Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) militants have suffered severe damage in surgical strikes that was being conducted on terror launch pads. The assessment reports available from Indian army field units that included radio conversations between various Pakistani formations have revealed that the damage inflicted on LeT at Dudniyal launch pad in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, is maximum
Indian Air Force(IAF) is planning to acquire 12 high-powered air defence radars that are able to detect targets at 30km altitude to counter missile threats. The move is intended at combating increasing obsolescence in the country's air defense system and plug the gaps,
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