Tag: Dassault Rafale

Swiss Air Force evaluates Dassault Rafale Omnirole aircraft to replace its ageing fighter fleet
The Dassault Rafale, with its “Omnirole” capabilities, is the right answer to the capability approach selected by the Swiss Government. As already reported Switzerland kicked off the fly competition for the five types of combat aircraft under consideration (Eurofighter Typhoon, the Boeing F-18 Super Hornet, the Dassault Rafale, the Lockheed Martin F-35A and the...
Dassault delivers first Rafale fighter to Qatar
The news caused concerns in the Indian military establishment since the IAF is procuring 36 Rafales. The French ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler, said on Apr. 11, 2019 that a report claiming that Qatar’s Rafale fighters are being flown by Pakistani pilots is fake news. "I can confirm that it is...
Dassault will deliver first Rafale to India in September 2019
The 64-year-old passenger aboard the Rafale B, who is not a member of French Armed Forces, was thrown off the runway and suffered serious injuries, including back injuries. On Mar. 20, 2019 an unusual accident took place while an Armée de l’Air (French Air Force) Rafale B fighter was taking off from...
Dassault delivers first Rafale fighter to Qatar
The first Rafale delivery, on schedule, comes after the signature in May 2015 of the contract for the acquisition by the State of Qatar of 24 Rafale fighters On Feb. 6, 2019, a ceremony hosted by Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, was held in Merignac facility for the...
One of the first Egyptian Rafale fighter pilots killed in K-8 trainer accident
It was initially reported that the crash involved a Dassault Rafale On Jan. 28, 2019 several media outlets reported that a Rafale fighter jet belonging to the Al Quwwat Al Jawwiya Il Misriya (Egyptian Air Force, EAF) crashed during a training sortie which coincided with French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Cairo....
France to purchase Rafale F4
Rafale F4 will include better radar and sensors plus the integration of the Mica NG air-to-air missile and 1,000-kg AASM Air-to-Ground Modular Weapon Dassault received the green light to develop the F4-standard for the Rafale fighter when Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, paid a visit to its Mérignac plant...
Boeing has started production of F-15QA
The rest of the 24 F-15QAs will be delivered every three months in batches of four aircraft Qatar says it will take delivery of the first six F-15QAs from Boeing by March 2021. Another six will be delivered three months later. According to Brigadier General Issa al-Mahannadi the rest of the 24 jets will be delivered every three months in batches...
Boeing has started production of F-15QA
The F-15QA line in Missouri was inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs his Excellency Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah on the first week of August Boeing has started the production of 36 F-15QA fighters for Qatar. The line in Missouri was inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs...
Qatar is trying to raise money from capital markets to fund Eurofighter purchase
On Sep. 17, 2017 Qatar and U.K. defense ministers signed the LOI over Qatar’s purchase of 24 Eurofighter Typhoons Qatar was supposed to make the first payment for its order of 24 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft in order to cement the deal but the Gulf state has failed to do so. News report from The National says Qatar is trying to raise money from...
Dassault will deliver first Rafale to India in September 2019
All 36 Rafale aircraft will be delivered by April 2022 India will take delivery of the Dassault Rafale fighter starting from September 2019, the chief of Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, disclosed. He added that all 36 aircraft will be delivered by April 2022. As reported by The Week, Dhanoa defended the Rafale deal by saying that there was...

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