Tag Archives: Dassault Rafale

DA #1: Indian Rafale deal- Is the MMRCA competition really dead?

The decision to buy 36 ready-to-fly Dassault Rafales by India came in as a surprise to everyone. After nearly fifteen years of back and forth with Indian MMRCA deal, India finally decided to cancel the MMRCA program and just go with 36 Rafales. What changed? You can stream this Podcast or download it to your computer or handheld devices. Right-click here ...

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Thales SPECTRA, the tactical advantage for Indian Air Force pilots

SPECTRA (Système de Protection et d’Évitement des Conduites de Tir du Rafale) is a integrated defensive aids suite for Dassault Rafale developed by Thales Group. Modern air warfare pose a different challenge on aircraft self-defense capabilities. SPECTRA provides complete automated system directly integrated into the Rafale. SPECTRA ensures efficient electromagnetic detection, laser warning, IR detection for missile warning, jamming and ...

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Dassault Aviation at Paris Air Show 2011

The International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget hosted more than 2,100 international exhibitors for the first time in its history, from 20 to 26 June. With its 28 international pavilions, 140 aircraft the International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget offered its 138,000 professional visitors and 200,000 general public visitors a unique experience. With 138 000 trade visitors, 193 ...

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India not interested in US F-35 JSF offer yet

India is not keen enough to  join the US-led Joint strike fighter (JSF) programme or to buy the F-35 Lightning-II fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA). The other fighter aircrafts that are the contenders for the $10.4 billion MMRCA competition include Eurofighter Typhoon, Swedish Gripen (Saab), French Rafale (Dassault) and Russian MiG-35 (United Aircraft Corporation). “We cannot have two types of FGFA. ...

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Brazil to acquire 36 fighter aircraft in FX-2 DEAL

Brazil is soon expected to make an announcement about its initial 36-aircraft FX-2 fighter deal. The top contenders for the FX-2 deal are Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale and Saab Gripen NG. A platform selection will be confirmed by Brazil’s National Defence Council – chaired by president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva – following the delivery of a 26,000-page ...

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Top 6 aircraft in Indian Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) Competition

The Indian government has come up with the Indian Air Force Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) Competition, commonly known as the MRCA Tender, which is an ongoing competition to supply the Indian Air Force with 126 Multi-Role Combat Aircraft inorder to modernize and expand the Indian Air Force. The Defence Ministry has allocated INR 42,000 crore (US$9.11 billion) for the ...

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