Ambala, July 27
Ambala is on the brink of obtain first batch of 5 Indian Air Power (IAF) Rafale fighter jets, which took off from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac, France, on Monday morning.
No. 17 Squadron, the “Golden Arrows”, has been raised on the IAF base in Ambala Cantonment to equip Rafale plane on Wednesday, a senior functionary of the Ministry of Defence stated right here.
She stated the primary 5 IAF Rafales, arriving right here, embody three single-seater and two twin-seater aircrafts.
The functionary disclosed that ferry of the plane was deliberate in two levels and will likely be undertaken by the pilots of the IAF, who’ve undergone complete coaching on the plane.
The air-to-air refuelling deliberate in the course of the first leg of the ferry will likely be undertaken by these pilots with devoted tanker help from the French Air Power.
“The plane are prone to arrive on the Air Power Station in Ambala on Wednesday topic to climate. No. 17 Squadron, the “Golden Arrows”, is being raised on the base outfitted with Rafale plane,” she added. — TNS