India is increasing the strength of its army amid the ongoing border dispute in East Ladakh. To defeat the enemies, the Indian Army has got Rafale fighter jet some time back. By the way, Rafael is already able to give suitable answers to enemies, but now his strength is going to increase further. The capacity of the Indian Rafale jet will increase further as it will now be equipped with the Hammer missile. The Hammer means that the Highly Agile and Maneuverable Munitions Actuated Range (Hammer) is a missile kit carried by air-to-ground rocket.
According to the Hindustan Times report, France has agreed to equip the Indian fighter aircraft Rafale with an air-to-ground All Weather Missile Hammer. Earlier, Rafael has been equipped with deadly MICA, Meteor and SCALP missiles to destroy their targets both on air and land. The 300-km range missile at Rafale before Hammer makes it the most lethal. At the same time, the target of Meteor air-to-air missile is infallible and MICA would break the enemy’s plans.
According to the report, the Hammer is a very dangerous weapon, which can be launched from a very short range of 70 km from a very short distance even without the availability of GPS.
According to senior officials, the Hammer contract was signed between the governments of India and France in September 2020 and a large number of weapons would be delivered by the end of this month to the Golden Arrow Squadron of the Indian Air Force Station in Ambala.
Defense cooperation between India and France is such that Hammer weapons were usually to be delivered to the Indian Air Force within a year, but the French Air Force with limited arms in its inventory to urgently meet New Delhi’s need Have decided to participate.