In the global aviation industry, France is increasingly seen competing against the US and Russia. Made of france Rafael Fighter Aircraft Given the firepower of several countries, many countries are adding it to their air force. The name of the southeastern European country Croatia has now been added to this episode. Croatia 12 to France to increase its air capacity Rafael Has announced to buy fighter aircraft. Croatia had the option of choosing one of the modified F-16C / D Barak fighter
These countries are already operating Rafael
India, Egypt, Qatar and Greece are already operating this French fighter aircraft. If so Croatian Air Force If Rafale is included, it will greatly increase its air capacity in the Balkan countries. Not only this, the air border of this country, consisting of thousands of islands, will also be completely secured. Despite being a member of the US-led military organization NATO, Croatia still uses the MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Soviet Union.
Croatia officially confirmed the deal
A tweet from the official social media account of the Croatian government quoted Prime Minister Andrzej Plankovic as stating that CC Rafael’s offer was chosen because it offered the best price. For this reason, Croatia has received the high-ranking and equipped aircraft Rafale F3R with the latest standard. This tweet also states that with the finalization of the deal, Croatia will have the most modern aircraft in this part of Europe.
Rafael will prove to be a game changer for Croatia
Certainly, Rafael would prove to be a gamechanger in enhancing the capabilities of the Croatian Air Force. These aircraft will be equipped with short-range air-to-air missiles. This will allow Croatia to have fourth generation fighter aircraft in place of the second generation MiG-21 aircraft. Many powerful technologies such as advanced radar in Rafale, capability to attack up to Beyond Visual Range will greatly enhance the defense capabilities of this country.
12 Rafale buying at a cost of $ 1.22 billion
According to the report, Croatia will buy 12 Rafale from France at a cost of $ 1.22 billion. These fighter aircraft will replace the existing fleet of eight single-seat MiG-21bisDs and four two-seat MiG-21UMDs already in the Croatian Air Force. Croatia’s MiG-21s were moderately upgraded in Ukraine, allowing them to serve in the Airforce only by 2024. However, the Croatian aircraft upgrade is quite minor compared to the Indian MiG-21 or Romanian MiG-21.