India’s newly acquired five Rafale fighters are practicing night flying in the highland area of Himachal Pradesh.
India’s newly acquired five Rafale fighters are practicing night flying in the highland area of Himachal Pradesh.The fully operational first batch of Rafale fighters landed on the Indian Air Force airbase in Ambala on July 29, 2020. The Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots of the Golden Arrows squadron, which operates the Rafale jets, have been practicing night operations in the mountainous terrain of Himachal Pradesh to prepare for any situations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). A government official said the fighter jets stayed away from the LAC to avoid the People's Liberation Army(PLA) radars in occupied Aksai Chin, which could identify their frequency signatures and use it to jam in the worst-case scenario.
Military aviation experts said that Rafales could also be used for training in the Ladakh sector. All jets are equipped with programmable signal processors(PSP) or the capacity to change signal frequencies during hostilities.