Dassault Rafale General Specifications.

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Dassault Rafale


Role: Multirole fighter

Top speed: 2,203 km/h

Crew: 1–2

Length: 15.27 m (50.1 ft)

Wingspan: 10.80 m (35.4 ft)

Height: 5.34 m (17.5 ft)

Wing area: 45.7 m2 (492 ft2)

Empty weight: 10,300 kilograms (22,700 lb) (B)
9,850 kilograms (21,720 lb) (C)
10,600 kilograms (23,400 lb)

Number built: 175 (as of January 2019)

Introduction: 18 May 2001

Status: in service

Engine type: Snecma M88, Turbofan

National origin: France

Manufacture: Dassault Aviation

Produced: 1986 present

Program cost: 45.9 billion Euro (as of FY2013) (US$62.7 billion)

Unit cost: Rafale B: 74M Euro (flyaway cost, FY2013), Rafale C: 68.8M Euro (flyaway cost, FY2013), Rafale M: 79M (flyaway cost, FY2011)

Loaded weight: 15,000 kilograms

Max. takeoff weight: 24,500 kilograms

Fuel capacity: 4,700 kg (10,400 lb) internal

Powerplant: 2 × Snecma M88-2 turbofans

Dry thrust: 50.04 kN (11,250 lbf) each

Thrust with afterburner: 75 kN each

Maximum speed: High altitude: Mach 1.8

Low altitude: Mach 1.1

Range: 3,700 km

Combat radius: 1,852 km  on penetration mission with two CFTs (2,300 L), three tanks (5,700 L), two SCALP-EG and two MICA AAMs.

Service ceiling: 15,235 m (50,000 ft)

Rate of climb: 304.8 m/s

Wing loading: 328 kg/m2

Maximum g-load: +9/−3.6g 


Guns: 1× 30 mm (1.2 in) GIAT 30/M791 autocannon with 125 rounds

Hardpoints: 14 for Air Force versions (Rafale B/C), 13 for Navy version (Rafale M) with a capacity of 9,500 kg.

Air to air Missiles

Magic II


MBDA Meteor (planned)

Air to surface Missiles: MBDA Apache, MBDA Storm Shadow/SCALP-EG, AASM-Hammer (SBU-38/54/64), GBU-12 Paveway II, GBU-22 Paveway III, GBU-24 Paveway III, GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II, AS-30L, Mark 82


MBDA AM 39-Exocet anti-ship missile

Nuclear Deterrence:

ASMP-A nuclear missile

Buddy-buddy refuelling pod

Dassault Rafale


Thales RBE2-AA AESA radarThales SPECTRA Electronic Warfare system. Thales/SAGEM-OSF Optronique Secteur Frontal infra-red search and track (IRST) system

Primary user: France Air force, France Navy, Egyptian Air force, Qatar Air force, Indian Air force. First flight: Rafale A demo 4 July 1986, Rafale C : 19 May 1991

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