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India to boost Rafale capabilities with HAMMER missiles via emergency order

In view of the urgent requirement for these missiles by the Air Force, the French authorities would be delivering the systems to India from the existing stock meant for some other customer

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The HAMMERs would give India the capability to take out any bunkers or hardened shelters in any type of terrain | Source: Wikimedia commons

ANI New Delhi
With the Rafales arriving in the country in the middle of a dispute with China, the Indian Air Force is further boosting the capabilities of the combat aircraft by equipping it with the HAMMER missiles from France.
The order for the HAMMER standoff missiles with the capability to take out any types of targets at the range of around 60-70 kms is being processed under the emergency powers for acquisition given to the armed forces by the Narendra Modi government.
"The order for the HAMMER missiles is being processed and the French authorities have agreed to supply them to us at a

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First Published: Jul 23 2020 | 7:42 PM IST

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