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The IAF has repeatedly returned to MBDA for both its air-to-air and air-to-ground missile requirements

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Ajai Shukla
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has gone to numerous combat aircraft designers for the fighters in its fleet. The Rafale is the seventh fighter aircraft type the IAF operates. However, when it comes to missiles – which constitute a combat aircraft’s real firepower – the IAF has repeatedly returned to MBDA for both its air-to-air and air-to-ground missile requirements. 

The latest example is in arming the Rafale, the IAF’s newest fighter. It carries what MBDA calls a “truly game changing set of weapons from MBDA – the revolutionary Meteor beyond-visual-range (BVR) air-to-air missile, the MICA air combat missile and SCALP deep

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First Published: Feb 26 2022 | 7:19 PM IST

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