RAFALE: An Advanced Multirole Combat Aircraft

A Webtalk with with Dr. C. P. Ramanarayanan, Vice-Chancellor, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, on the capabilities of the powerful Rafale jets, which were inducted into the Indian Air Force, recently. The multi-role Rafale jets, built by French aerospace major Dassault Aviation, are known for air-superiority and precision strikes. The Rafale is a twin-jet fighter aircraft able to operate from both an aircraft carrier and a shore base. The fully versatile Rafale is able to carry out all combat aviation missions: air superiority and air defense, close air support, in-depth strikes, reconnaissance, anti-ship strikes and nuclear deterrence.