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A LIST OF POSSIBLE 14 IAF CUSTOMIZATION ON IAF RAFALE DH/EH

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  1. DrSomnath999

    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    A LIST OF POSSIBLE 14 IAF CUSTOMIZATION ON IAF RAFALE F3I



    1) Israeli HMD for IAF pilots
    The israeli HMD for IAF pilots would be customized like elbit 's targo 2 of qatari airforce rafale even the gripen is also claimed to be inducted by targos HMD
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    The rear seat pilot sporting the Elbit Targos II HMDS on DQ02 © Swingwing / Defens'Aero

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    TARGO™ II - Day & Night Capabilities


    The Targo solution enables pilots to plan, rehearse, fly and debrief using their personal helmets, providing them with increased situational awareness, safety levels and operational abilities. Targo is available in a stand-alone configuration or fully integrated with the aircraft’s avionics, including the Embedded Virtual Avionics (EVA™) training solution. Targo 2 is able to recognise if the pilot is unconscious & is take control of the aircraft to avoid accident .
    http://defence-blog.com/news/qatar-...-systems-for-its-new-rafale-fighter-jets.html
    http://elbitsystems.com/product/targo/
    https://translate.google.co.in/tran...le-do-qatar-usara-hmd-israelense/&prev=search

    2)Litening G4 targeting pod
    IAF had selected and had ordered Litening G4 targeting pod over damocles on rafale but isrealis had also offered latest litening G5 which is even better than G4
    http://defenceupdate.in/india-acquires-litening-targeting-pod/

    3)New IRST channel on FSO or completely a new IRST with samtel/thales co venture .
    No old channel IRST on FSO for india , it would incorporate latest IIR imaging tech plus improved imaging under adverse condition at quite a long range .
    Egyptian/ Qatari rafale F3R dont have IRST channel on FSO IT ,so indian customization on IRST is a high probabilty .

    4)Nuclear capable
    The rafale would be modified /customized to carry nuclear capable cruise missiles & is among the most important customization for export version of rafale as other export variants wont be getting it as those countries dont have it .
    it would be fiited with a centerline pylon with wiring that's certificated to nuclear standards, & secure release lock system on the nuclear weapon and in the cockpit separate elements of the release circuit in both cockpits, so that both crew members had to consent in order to release.


    5) Network centric platform having SATCOM capability .It would equipped with highly encrypted datalink
    IAF rafales would be interconnected with AFNET & Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS), an automated command and control system for Air Defence (AD) operations will ride the AFNet backbone integrating all ground-based and airborne sensors, AD weapon systems and C2 nodes. Subsequent integration with other services networks and civil radars will provide an integrated Air Situation Picture to operators to carry out Air Defence role.
    Rafale would be able to communicate & send information to IAF's air based assets (phalcon awacs,UAVs ,Aerostat,fighters ,communication satellite GSAT 7A ) & ground based assets ,(SAMs ,C4I command centers)

    Plus in future it can be integrated with india's own GPS system IRNSS .
    RAFALE 2.jpg



    6)Customized RBE 2 AESA radar
    RBE 2 aesa radar would be customized at BHEL with indigenious software & would be made compatible to fire indigenious BVRAAMs /even foreign made missiles .

    7)Customized reconnaisance pod
    IAF may procure israeli latest RECCELITE XR or may go for areos NG reconnaisance pod .Israeli pod looks favorite though Areos can be inducted by IAF

    8)Towed Decoys
    Iaf had requirement for Towed decoys but rafale doesnt have towed decoys . But they do have expendable decoys program called LEA,
    but it is testing stages ,yet to be inducted in french rafale .So here also israeli towed decoys can be inducted in Rafale like upgraded version of X guard EM towed decoys from Rafael .CO .
    [​IMG]

    it is to be seen how it is going to be instaled in rafale if they do install it .

    9)India specific SPECTRA EW system
    Rafale's SPECTRA system would be integrated with india specific ESM(threat library system) highly classified (Electro Magnetic) EM frequencies of PAF /CAF airborne /ground based EM emitters . Plus it is to be capable of firing brahmos /spice PGMs /Anti radiation/ anti runway missile through spectra guidance .


    10)Customized safran M88 4E engines
    Indian rafale's engines have been given a top priority , it would have an improved FADEC , plus abiltity to operate smoothly at high altitudes . Details are very sketchy but it is to be optimized to meet IAF requirements.


    [] ..........Snecma is upgrading M88 engines powering the Dassault Rafale and expects to bring the entire fleet up to -4E standard by 2020........[ ]
    http://aviationweek.com/awin/engine-scene-single-aisle-battles-and-variable-cycle-tests

    improve thrust to 9 tonnes is also being planned & developed if UAE do select it who knows India might cash in also that development
    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/15614/Safran_Plans_Engine_Upgrade_For_Dassault_Rafale_Fighter_Jet


    11)Foreign weapon integration on rafale
    Spice 250 missiles has been ordered for rafale . Some russian anti radiation missile was also claimed to be used in rafale ,what is it's progress it is not clear yet.


    12) Indian weapon integration on rafale
    Brahmos M is a top priority for IAF to be installed in rafale ,but brahmos M would take time so it's plan for later
    Astra is also planned to be installed in rafale & would be integrated for sure.

    Indigenious Anti radiation missile is also being planned to be integrated in rafale.
    plus certain more indigenious weapons which are under development would be integrated in future


    2 more customization are there it should be for maintance , >75% availabilty , software upgradation .Those are minor parts


    Conclusion

    So these are all 14 probable lists of IAF customizations on rafale .But yes this list can also be wrong if not all ,one must understand this is a probable list of IAF customization on rafale not confirmed yet.
     
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    It's Rafale DH/EH btw
     
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  3. DrSomnath999

    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    i thought to post in my rafale's mini encylopedia thread but i hesistated to post there for trolling reasons perhaps
    a separate thread is good

    CHEERS
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    i didnt get that what do u mean
     
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    The designation of Indian varient is letter H.

    Trolling?
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    ofcourse it's an info thread not a personal opinion thread
     
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    SATCOM and engine upgrade are not IAF specific, they are common throughout the fleet.
     
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    a)satcom
    True but it would be customized to be interlinked with india space assets unlike other export customers

    b)engine upgrade
    It is also part but no increase thrust requirement from iaf so no dramatic changes on that ground,but increased efficiency through improved fadec is for sure
    CHEERS
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    Yes my mistake
    Plz correct the heading
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    Thanks for the correction:biggthumpup:
    CHEERS
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    I dont think these customization would be done

    1)extra weapon pod in rear fuselarge

    2) spectra ng

    CHEERS
     
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    @halloweene
    what's the status of m88 engine for iaf ,

    Will we see any improvement
     

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