Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will receive the first Rafale jet at an air base in Paris (File Photo)
Ahead of handing over of the first Rafale jet to India, European missile maker MBDA has said that the aircraft with the most advanced weapons package comprising of Meteor and Scalp missiles will provide the country unrivaled deep strike capability and air dominance in the region.
MBDA’s Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile and Scalp cruise missile will be the mainstay of the weapons package of the 36 Rafale jets being procured by India at a cost of Rs 59,000 crore.
“India will get new capabilities with Rafale aircraft which the country never had before. Both Scalp and Meteor missiles will be game changer for Indian Air Force,” MBDA’s India chief Loic Piedevache told PTI.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will receive the first Rafale jet at an air base in Paris on Tuesday, three years after India sealed the mega deal for procurement of the aircraft manufactured by French aerospace major Dassault Aviation.
“Rafale is an amazing aircraft fitted with a very superior weapons package. It has been having great success in several important markets. We are happy to be part of the project to supply 36 Rafale to India,” he said.
He said Meteor is known to be the best beyond visual range missile in the world while Scalp is a deep strike weapon, and the Rafale with these two missiles will help India achieve unmatched air dominance in the region.
“Today, India does not…