Tag: Rafale

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...
Spain to join France and Germany for FCAS program
Spain, where Airbus's military transport planes are assembled, had sent a letter in December to Paris and Berlin asking to be associated with FCAS project Spain is expected to sign a letter of intent with France and Germany to join the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) program. Spain...
Dassault conducts Rafale cold weather testing in Finland
The test program was aimed to test the Rafale’s performance in sub-zero temperatures during the coldest time of the winter in Lapland. Dassault sent a Rafale fighter to Finland for one-week of cold weather testing. The aircraft was deployed at Rovaniemi Air Base. The...
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...
Belgium news agency Belga has reported that the F-35 has been selected over the Eurofighter Typhoon by the country to replace its F-16 fleet Belgium news agency Belga has reported that the F-35 has been selected over the Eurofighter Typhoon by the country to replace its F-16 fleet. The country has been deliberating for months over a multibillion-dollar purchase of 34...
Indian Air Force not keen on getting an extra 40 Su-30MKI fighters
Actually half of the service fighter fleet is made up of the aircraft and the Su-30MKI is expensive to maintain The Indian Air Force (IAF) is not keen to buying an extra 40 Su-30MKI fighters. Actually half of the service fighter fleet is made up of the aircraft and the Sukhoi fighter is expensive to maintain. India’s Mail Today in fact...
The country would procure the Jaguars after proper refurbishment India is in talks to buy 31 ex-French Air Force Jaguar attack aircraft and the Indian Air Force chief, ACM Birender Singh Dhanoa, has been discussed the issue with his French counterpart during his visit to the country this week. As reported by Defense News in fact, the French government made the...
The F/A-18 fighter jets will reach the end of their lifespans of 5,000 flight hours in 2025 On. Nov. 21, 2016, Swiss Defence Minister Guy Parmelin revealed that his ministry will seek permission from Parliament next year for $486 million to extend the lifespan of the Swiss Air Force F/A-18 Hornet fleet. In fact as reported by Swissinfo.ch the F/A-18 fighter...

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