The Best 5 Aircrafts of the Indian Air Force


Over the years, the Indian Air Force has emerged as a major force when it comes to owning the most avant-garde aircraft in the world. Let scroll through the best of the best we have at present.

1. Dassault-Rafale:

With the Dassault-Rafale, the Indian Air Force can carry short as well as long-range missions. It gives the freedom to attack the enemy from ground and from sea at the same time. It enhances the defence system. One of the best features of this aircraft is the deployed AESA radar, which was limited to only US aircraft till now.

2. Mikoyan MIG-29K:

Originally developed in the 1980s, the Mikoyan MIG-29K has undergone several advancements in the last two decades. This aircraft has garnered the attention of India and Russia. It does not require a long runway and gives a distinct advantage by reinforcing undercarriage to facilitate smooth operations at the deck and it has large wings. The air to ground weaponry system is also optimised for maximum impact. India might also get access to the Zhuk-AE Active Electronically Scanned Array radar, which can prove to be a huge boost to the underlining technology in the aircraft.

3. Eurofighter Typhoon

This aircraft stays true to its name, thanks it its fore-plane delta wing that transcends over its specified visual-range and it is makes pay for smooth surface attack. The aircraft is capable to make room for two RBS-15s or three Marte-ERPs under each of its wing. It is equipped with the Infra-red search and track technology that enables it to fight and come on top over the stealth fighters.

4. Lockheed C-130 Hercules:

Lockheed C-130 Hercules is touted as the biggest breakthrough in the sphere of F-16 aircrafts. India was offered a RFI for a F-16C/D Block 52+ configuration aircraft and now we are being offered a tailored version. This aircraft can travel at a speed of 386 miles per hour and has a range up to 2,240 miles. It has powerful engines that give 4,508 hp of power and is also equipped with an AN/APG-80 AESA (Active electronically scanned array) radar.

5. HAL Tejas Multirole Aircraft

With a delta-wing design, its highlighted technologies are relaxed static stability, fly-by-wire flight control system, multi-mode radar, inherent supersonic system, integrated digital avionics system, tailless design composite material structures, fuselage spine and a flat rated engine. The maximum speed of the aircraft is estimated at 1,476 mph and maximum range at 1,846 miles. This aircraft had completed around 2,000 flights according to latest reports.
With the speeding advancements in the aircraft technology globally, India is leaving no stone unturned to make sure it keeps up with the drift.

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