SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Indian Air Force will take delivery of the last Rafale fighter jet by mid of December, 36th Rafale which has been flying testbed for Indian-specific enhancements in terms of hardware and software will now feature two more additional enhancements that were not part of the original framework that was agreed upon upon upon upon with French Dassault.
According to media reports, India-specific enhancements have grown largely due to the incorporation of the Rafale fleet into operational roles in a short duration, and two additional India-specific sensor requirements were felt and both IAF and Dassault agreed to get them integrated.
Advanced communication systems and Indian electronic warfare equipment are additional sensors that have been incorporated on request of the IAF and the same will be made available on all 35 remaining Rafale fighter jets from 2023 onwards. Indian-specific enhancements upgrade kit will be locally integrated by HAL on behalf of Dassault in the next 12 months.
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