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Qatar’s Race for Air Power
In recent months Qatar defense officials were busy dealing in shopping for fighter jets to expand their minuscule air force into a significant, modern air power. If those deals are fulfilled, in less than five years the Qatari Emiri Air Force (QEAF) will increase its order of battle from the current nine Mirage 2000-5 fighters to 96 modern combat jets, armed with the latest weapons the Western world can offer.
Qatar Confirms Order for 24 Rafales
The contract for the purchase of 24 Rafale aircraft by Qatar came into force today. Qatar joins France, Egypt and India that have ordered the Rafale. The Qatari order increases the foreign orders worth €15 billion for Rafale to 84.
World First: Neuron UCAV flying in formation with Rafale, Falcon 7X
On March 20, 2014 Dassault Aviation has performed a unique formation flight in which the nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) was flown in formation...
Rafale Deliveries Could Begin in 2016-2017
Paris, Le Bourget: On the occasion of the Paris Air Show, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd Chairman, Dr RK Tyagi and Dassault Aviation chairman, Eric Trappier...
European Aerospace Industries Call For a European MALE Program
Paris, Le Bourget: European aerospace industries and defense establishments are promoting pan-European collaboration in launching a collaborative development of Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE)...
France Opts for U.S. Reapers
France has decided to buy two MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) drones from the USA, to extend the strategic reconnaissance capability of the...
IAF Chief: Rafale Contract Should Be Signed This Year
By April or May the MMRCA contract negotiations should move to the next stage, including a crucial review by the ministry of finance. "If all goes well by the middle of the year we will be in a position to sign the contract" Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal Norman Browne said
Despite French Pressure, HAL Remains India’s Lead Integrator for the Rafale
MOD firmly supports HAL's position as India's military aircraft manufacturer, despite increasing pressure mounted to expedite Rafale (MMRCA) fighter planes
Defense Reports: The French Defense Industry 2011-2016
This 194 page report provides a top level overview of the French defense industry, offering insights into market opportunities and entry strategies adopted by foreign OEMs to gain a market share in the French defense market. In particular, it offers in-depth analysis of defense industry market size from 2005 through 2010 and forecasts till 2016 and provides an insight into the French defense market with current, historic and forecast market values.
France to Deploy Local Versions of the Israeli Heron-TP By 2014
The France Government plans to acuire or lease F-Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial systems, to be developed jointly by Israel Aerospace Industries and Dassault Aviation, based on the Israeli Heron TP currently operational with the israel Air Force.
Dassault Aviation – Changing Course Depends on Rafale Export
As orders for business jets declining, Falcon alone cannot sustain Dassault Aviation for much longer; therefore, export orders for the Rafale are necessary for its long-term growth. Brazil and India are both are expected to announce their decision this year. "They recognized our military aircraft's qualities during its evaluation and we are looking forward to concluding deals" Said Charles Edelstenne, Dassault Aviation president and CEO.
Dassault, BAE Systems to Cooperate Developing MALE UAVs
BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate exclusively on the preparation and submission of a joint proposal to the UK and French Ministries of Defence for the design, development, production and support of a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS.
Israel’s Heron TP Could Support French Strategic Intelligence Operations by 2012
Dassault is proposing to support the French Ministry of Defense Intelligence gathering operations with Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to be leased from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Dassault and IAI have entered a teaming agreement in 2008 along with Thales and Indra, to jointly offer the Heron TP for strategic intelligence gathering services in France and Spain.
nEUROn Subsystems Begin to Assemble at Istres
Saab AB has delivered to Dassault the front and central fuselage sections of the European UCAV technology demonstrator nEUROn. Dassault Aviation the Prime contractor for the nEROn. As subassemblies and parts of the unmanned aircraft are arriving at Istres, nEUROn program is entering the critical phase of assembly and integration of the final air vehicle.