Indian Air Force (IAF) is going to induct Dassault Rafale in their fighter Jets fleet. They just received 1st Rafale Jet from France in the last week. Dassault Rafale is undoubtedly a very advance fighter Jet and its capabilities got more enhanced after the use of Cow-piss, Lemon and Coconut by the Indian defence minister. But on other hands, Pakistan Air Force has JF-17 thunder. For Non-Indian, Nti-Pakistani users, complete technical comparison of “JF-17 and Rafale” is given below the description.
Pakistan Air force is using JF-17 Thunder Block 2 and JF-17 Thunder Block Bravo (B) at the moment. In February 2019, Pakistan Air force proved the effectiveness of JF-17 by shooting down an Indian Mig-21 and SUKHOI 30 (SU-30).
And now Pakistan Air force is going to induct JF-17 thunder Block 3 with advance BVR weapons like PL-15 BVR MISSILES. After induction of these advance fighter Jets in both Air forces of Rival countries, people wonder about JF-17 Thunder Vs Dassault Rafale and want to know which one is better. In the video above, Air Marshal Shahid Lateef briefly explains JF-17 Thunder Vs Dassault Rafale and which one is better in them.
Technical Comparision – JF-17 Vs Rafale
|Name||Dassault Rafale||JF-17 Thunder|
|Type||Multirole Fighter Jet||Multirole combat Aircraft|
|Origin||France||China and Pakistan (Joint Project)|
|Cost (Unit)||Rafale B: €74M (flyaway cost, FY2013)|
Rafale C: €68.8M (flyaway cost, FY2013)
Rafale M: €79M (flyaway cost, FY2011)
|$30 Million (approximately)|
|Range||3700 Km||3400 Km (Block 2)|
NA (Block 3)
|Maximum speed||1.8 Mach (1912 km/hour||1.6 Mach (1960.1 km/h)|
2 Mach (Block 3)
|Service Ceiling||15,235 meters||16,900 meters|
|Weight empty||10.3 tons||6.6 tons|
|Maximum weight||24.5 tons||12.4 tons|
|Length||15.27 meters||14.93 meters|
|Wing Spans||10.80 meters||9.48 meters|
|Height||5.34 meters||4.72 meters|