India to buy French Rafale fighter jets – an annotated graphic

While we’re in the military zone today, what with our earlier post about gigantic blimps hovering over battlegrounds in Afghanistan, it seemed opportune to post this reflection on the decision by India’s defence ministry to buy 126 French-made Rafale combat aircraft. Costing a whopping $11 billion, it will further strengthen India’s position as the world’s fourth largest air force. No, we didn’t know that, either!

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Dassault Rafale factfile
Dassault Rafale factfile

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