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Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters

  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • French company Dassault Aviation's Rafale has won the $10.4 billion deal to supply 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) to the Indian Air Force (IAF). According to sources, Rafale won the multi-billion dollar deal as it was found to be similar to the French Mirage 2000 fighter jet, which is being operated by the IAF. Rafale beat the Eurofighter Typhoon to bag the deal. The IAF will buy the first 18 aircraft off the shelf while the other 118 will be manufactured in partnership with an Indian company.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • A Dassault Rafale fighter jet takes part in a flying display during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris June 22, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • A Dassault Rafale fighter jet takes part in a flying display during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris June 24, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • A Dassault Rafale fighter jet flies upside down during a flying display during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris June 21, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • The Dassault Rafale aircraft performs during the Air Show in Sion September 17, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • A Dassault Rafale fighter takes part in a flying display during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris June 25, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • The Dassault Rafale aircraft is ready for take-off during the Air Show in Sion September 17, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • A Rafale fighter jet performs during the first day of the Dubai Airshow November 13, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • France's Rafale fighter jet performs during the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, August 21, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • A Dassault Rafale fighter takes part in a flying display during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris June 26, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • A Rafale fighter jet performs during the first day of the Dubai Airshow November 13, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • A Rafale fighter jet uses its after burners as it makes a catapult launch, where in two seconds the jet goes from 0 to 250 kms per hour, aboard France's flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier March 28, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • A Rafale fighter jet makes a catapult launch on the flight deck, where in two seconds the jet goes from 0 to 250 kms per hour, aboard France's flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier March 28, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • A Dassault Rafale fighter jet takes part in a flying display during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris June 24, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • A Dassault Rafale fighter jet takes part in a flying display during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris June 23, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • The Dassault Rafale aircraft performs during the Air Show in Sion September 17, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • A Rafale fighter jet prepares a catapult launch aboard France's flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier March 26, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • A Rafale fighter jet takes off from France's flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier March 27, 2011.
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters
  • Dassault Rafale: Indian Air Force's future fighters