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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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MMRCA decisions cause strain in Indo-US ties

As India rejects U.S. bids from Boeing and Lockheed Martin for the multi-billion dollar order of Fighter Jets, it has now Rafale, Eurofighter to fight it out over IAF MMRCA order. Well-known American experts on South Asian affairs have said India’s decision to exclude two American companies, Boeing and Lockheed Martin , from its estimated $ 11 billion 126 fighter ...

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Eurofighter and Rafale finalists in Indian MMRCA competition

“It’s the biggest fighter aircraft deal since the early 1990s,” said Boeing’s Mark Kronenberg, who runs the company’s Asia-Pacific business as India’s plans a multi-billion dollar jet fighter buy is a contest between Dassault, Saab, MiG, American competitors Lockheed Martin and Boeing and EADS’ Eurofighter. But there were endless delays.  At last finally two European competitors European consortium’s Eurofighter and ...

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Aero India 2011 sizzles with 50000 viewers on Day 4

Aero India 2011 has gained a tremendous response with record number of people coming to witness this air extravaganza. The aircraft’s and their spectacular manoeuvrings were the cynosure of all eyes at the Aero India show  which was opened for public viewing today. The crowd was eager to have a first hands on experience of flying displays from top-notch aerobatic ...

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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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Top Secret MMRCA file goes missing

In a major security lapse , a top secret file of Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) had gone missing and then been recovered in mysterious circumstances. The Indian Air Chief dismissed these reports as ‘nothing earth-shaking’ and stated that these events wont effect the contract which is expected to be signed later this year. The file went missing in the ...

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