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- Nov 29, 2010
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unfortunately the part I want to know.. they couldnt mention in the article. Quite personally I really would like to see the Rafale fly off the Indian carriers.. but I really have no idea how they will resolve the elevator issue. It still boggles me how tiny they made the elevators. I can understand the Vikramaditya since its original design was a destroyer.. but the new Vikrant was a clean sheet design.Dassault Aviation had been in talks with Navy for the naval version of Rafale even before the French giant signed the contract for 36 air force fighters in 2016.theprint.in
Sources in the defence establishment sought to allay fears expressed in some quarters that the lift of the indigenous aircraft carrier was small and would not be able to accommodate either the Rafale M or the F/A-18. While the Boeing fighter comes with foldable wings, Rafale does not.
“The mere fact that both companies are eager to offer their aircraft means that they have taken into account various measurements,” a source said, refusing to get into the specifics.