The next delivery of Rafale to India will also be an event

Delivery of the first 5 planes Rafale to the Indian Air Force, in July 2020, had experienced a resounding media and popular success, to the point of representing a real national event in India. The next delivery of 3 additional devices, which will take place on November 4, could also generate a lot of interest. Indeed, in addition to the decisive role that the new device will play in deterrence and in the air force of the Indian Air Force while tensions with Pakistan and China continue to grow, this delivery will be in it. - even spectacular, since the 3 combat planes will make the trip between the French base from Istre and the Indian base of Jamnagar in India in one go, non-stop, in just 8 hours of flight. Officially, this decision from the Indian authorities makes it possible to avoid refueling in the United Arab Emirates (as during the first delivery), while the United States fears Iranian strikes In the region.

For this, the aircraft will be accompanied, throughout the journey, by an A330 MRTT Phoenix refueling aircraft, which will carry out 3 in-flight refuelings of the fighters to cover the approximately 6000 km which separate the two airfields, crossing 6 time zones to do so. This demonstration of force, because it is one, has several objectives for Dassault and the team Rafale, first of all that of demonstrating the reliability and great confidence that the manufacturer has in its devices, capable of barely leaving the factory (or almost), of carrying out a ferry flight of extraordinary duration. In addition, this demonstrates the ability of the aircraft to carry out flights over long distances, even if the pilots of the French Air Force had already carried out operational flights of more than 10 hours, in Mali in particular.

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