Why fighters have to buy for navy
Currently, India operates 26 MiG-29K from Russia with its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. The remaining 14 MiG-29s are deployed on Indian Navy base INS Hansa in Goa. In such a situation, if India’s indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant comes into service by 2022, it will need new fighter jets. Till now the belief was that the ski jump facility is available at INS Vikrant also for flying planes. In such a situation, if a heavy fighter jet arrives, then it will be difficult for him to fly above this aircraft carrier.
Boeing’s Super Hornet Passed Ski Jump Test
Boasting the same claim and proving its usefulness for Indian aircraft carriers, Boeing successfully launched the Sky / Jump F / A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft. In which the fighter aircraft flew upward-curved ramps at short distances. Boeing Company official Ankur Kanglekar said the Indian Embassy officials in Washington witnessed the test.
India will buy one of these fighter jets
In 2018, the Indian Navy began the process of purchasing 57 multirole fighter jets for its aircraft carrier ships. These aircraft use sky-jump flight technology. There are currently six warships that can operate from aircraft carriers with ski jump technology. These include Rafael (Dassault, France), F / A-18 Super Hornet (Boeing, US), MiG-29K (Russia), F-35B and F-35C (Lockheed Martin, US) and Gripen (Saab, Sweden) .
How powerful is Boeing Super Hornet fighter aircraft
The US has deployed a large number of F / A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets on 12 aircraft carriers, considered to be a symbol of their strength. These aircraft are also considered to be the backbone of the strength of the American Navy. With this help, America bombed Syria, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan and brought the enemies to their knees. These aircraft have been stationed and serving in the US Navy, Kuwait and the Australian Navy since 1995.
This aircraft can fly with 4000 kg bombs
The integrated network system of this aircraft provides the ability to communicate better with the troops on the ground. The aircraft has 11 horde points, through which it can fly with 4000 kg air to air and air to ground missiles. The radars attached to it make this aircraft more deadly. This aircraft can fly at a speed of Mach 1.6.