Dassault Rafale vs F-22 Raptor

French Dassault Rafale vs US Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Comparison

RAFALE INFOGRAPHICF-22 RAPTOR infographic

Rafale vs F-22 Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - RAFALE

PER HOUR - F-22 RAPTOR

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE F-22 RAPTOR
BVR Rating 90% 98%
Armament 8.6/10 8.2/10
Technology 8.5/10 10/10
Avionics 8.4/10 9.8/10
Maneuverability 9.3/10 9.4/10 (2D Aerody.)
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 60k ft/min max. 315 m/s – 62k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.13 1.26
Service Ceiling 17 km – 55k ft 20 km – 65k ft
Speed 2.00 Mach 2.25 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.70 km/l – 1.65 NM/gallon 0.47 km/l – 1.10 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 130.000.000 USD 250.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE F-22 RAPTOR
BVR AAM missile MBDA Meteor AIM-120 AMRAAM
AAM origin NATO USA
Year in 2013 in 1997
Range (mile) 62 45
Range (km) 100 75
Speed (mph) 2640 2640
Speed (km/h) 4248 4248
Radar Thales RBE2-AA AN/APG-77
Radar overall rating excellent excellent
BVR Technology 85% 98%
BVR Def. Tech. 85% 99%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-2.0 0.0001-0.4

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE F-22 RAPTOR
Cannon GIAT 30M/719B GAU-22/A
Caliber (mm) 30 mm 20 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 2500 rpm 4200 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1025 m/s 1000 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 20% 20%
Maneuverability 9.3 9,4
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,13 1,26
AAM (first) MBDA MICA AIM-9X
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.2 – 50 km
AAM (second) R.550 MAGIC II AIM-9X
Operational range 0.3 – 15 km 0.2 – 50 km
Dogfight Rating 76% 86%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE F-22 RAPTOR
Length 15.27 m – 50 ft 1 in 18.9 m – 62.0 ft
Wingspan 10.80 m – 35 ft 4 in 13.6 m – 45 ft 0 in
Wing area 45.7 m² – 492 ft² 78.0 m² – 840 sq ft
Height 5.30 m – 17 ft 3 in 5.08 m – 16.8 ft
Weight 10,100 kg – 22,6k lb 19,700 kg – 43,5k lb
Power 2 x 75 kN – 17k lbf 2 x 153 kN – 35k lbf