X-GUARD towed decoys, METEOR and SCALP missiles: the Rafale soon delivered to India will be heavily armed

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A few days ago, we talked about the very tense situation between India and China in the Ladakh region, and the way in which this crisis pushed the Indian Air Force to accelerate its deliveries of Rafale, while increasing its numbers of Russian MiGs and Sukhoi. Based on knowledgeable Indian sources, it is now possible to understand the extent of the efforts deployed by France in order to provide as quickly as possible an initial operational capacity for the Rafale DH, the two-seater variant of Rafale india.

In 2015, after years of hesitation and unsuccessful negotiations, India decided to urgently purchase 36 combat aircraft Rafale to replace the IAF's aging MiG-21 and MiG-27. The first ones Rafale Indians have officially received by the Indian Air Force in the fall of 2019 during a ceremony which took place in Bordeaux-Mérignac, in the presence of the Indian Minister of Defense, Rajnath Singh. However, the eight Rafale Two-seaters of the Indian command remain initially based in France, where they are used to supplement the training of Indian pilots. One of the Rafale DH is also dedicated to integration testing and flight testing of equipment developed specifically for the Indian variants.

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All eight Rafale DH two-seaters have already left the factory, as well as a few EH single-seaters. The first DH should be delivered to India in the coming days

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