Air force is the military branch of the country that conducts aerial warfare, and its functions are different from Army, Navy and Marine corps. So today we are going to talk about Top 5 Indian Air Force Fighter Jets. The important part of any country, Air Force plays an important role in maintaining the security of the country like other forces, IAF(Indian Air Force) Is Powered By Very Advanced And Intelligent Aircraft and Men Power. checkout Most Advanced Fighter Planes (Jets) Carried By IAF and Each Jet’s Price, Top Speed, Range And Interesting Facts.
1. Sukhoi Su-30
The Sukhoi Su-30 is a twin-engine, two-seat supermaneuverable fighter aircraft which gives the Sukhoi Su-30 a maximum speed of 2,120 km/h. Su-30 is developed by Russia’s Sukhoi Aviation Corporation. It is a multirole fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions. Right now IAF have 242 SU-30 in service and its price is 37.5 million USD. However its range is 3000 km.
The MiG-21 is a Russian made single-engine jet fighter produced by the Mikoyan – Gurevich Design Bureau as an improvement on prior generations of the MiG-17 and MiG-19. It is outfitted with one Tumansky R25-300 turbojet which gives the MiG-21 a maximum speed of 1,350 mph. The MiG-21 employs an ambush style of attack. The aircraft relied heavily on speed, attacking its target and speeding off before any enemy-fire could catch it. IAF currently have 112 units in service and its price is 25.1 million USD.
The MiG-27 is a variable-geometry ground-attack aircraft, originally built by the Mikoyan – Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union and later licence-produced in India by Hindustan Aeronautics as the Bahadur. It is based on the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 fighter aircraft, but optimized for air-to-ground attack. Its top speed is 1885 km/h and IAF currently have 44 units in service. And it’s range is 2500/kmh.
The MiG-29 is a twin-engine air superiority aircraft, referred to as Fulcrum by NATO. Some consider the Mig-29 superior to other fourth-generation American and European fighter jets of their time. The MiG-29 reaches a maximum speed of about 1,500 mph, which is above Mach2. Currently Indian Air Force have 66 unites in service and its price 23.8 million USD however its range is 1430km.
5. Dassault Rafale
The Dassault Rafale is France’s most updated multi-role fighter jet. With three main variants, the Rafale is capable of air superiority, aircraft carrier operations, strategic target destruction, and nuclear deterrence missions. After Modi govt came to power in 2014, India and France announced a government-to-government deal in 2015 to acquire 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition during PM Modi’s visit to France. However its unit cost is 93.6 Million USD and its range is 3700 km however its Top speed is 2,223 km/h and without any doubt Rafale will give boost to Indian Army.