A strength of any nation’s military depends on how well it can defend, and offend in the three fronts of war – land, sea, and air. The Air Force of any military team in the world is always one of the most important segments of the military, for a strong air team means a wider reach and increased ability to harm. The Indian Air Force, holding itself at rank four in the world, in terms of the size of the force, is one of the strongest forces in the world, equipped with several deadly weapons and instruments of war, and of them are its fighter jets.
These are the five best fighter aircrafts of the Indian Air Force, and they are worth knowing about!
The Dassault-Rafale equips the Indian Air Force to be able to attack both from land and from the sea. With it in operation, the Indian Air Force can conduct both short as well as long-range missions. It is a spectacular addition to national security.
Originally developed in the 1980s, the MIG has undergone severe changes and modifications in the decades that have followed, and the product has been a deadly weapon of destruction, with some fine features. The MIG-29K does not require a long runway. It has the use of groundbreaking technology and that allow smooth operations at the deck. India might also get access to the Zhuk-AE Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar, which will be a even further boost to its technology.
- Eurofighter Typhoon
Thanks to its fore-plane delta wing that transcends over its specified visual range, the Eurofighter Typhoon enjoys extremely smooth surface attacks. It is equipped with Infra-red search and track technologies, which enables it to get in top of stealth fighters.
- Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Lockheed C-130 Hercules is considered to be the biggest achievement in the sphere of F-16 aircrafts. This aircraft can travel at a speed of 386 miles per hour and has a range up to 2240 miles. Its powerful engines give 4508 hp of power and is also equipped with an Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar.
- HAL Tejas Multirole Aircraft Delta-wing design, static stability, fly-by-wire flight control system, multi-mode radar, and a whole lot of other hi-fi technological ornaments, the HAL Tejas is one of the most technologically advanced aircrafts that the Indian Air Force commands. The aircraft is estimated to have a maximum speed of 1476 mph, and maximum range of 1846 miles.With over 2000 completed flights, this aircraft keeps on upgrading itself to stay at par with latest technological and warfare advancements.