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France Selected as the Lowest Bidder for the Indian MMRCA Program

The French Dassault Rafale omnirole fighter was selected as lowest bidder in the Indian Medium Multi-Role Combat fighter Aircraft (MMRCA) and is expected to be announced as the Indian Air Force preferred choice for the program.

South Korea Buy Two Dassault Surveillance Jets

Dassault Falcon 2000LX
The South Korean Defense Acquisition and Program Administration (DAPA) announced plans to acquire two French Dassault Aviation Falcon-2000 jets. The new aircraft are expected to be placed in service sometime in 2017 replacing the current Hawker 800RC.

Update: Decision Time for MMRCA

The long process of the selection of the future 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (M-MRCA) for the Indian Air Force is reaching a crucial milestone today, with the planned opening of the two offers, submitted by the European consortium EADS offering the Eurofighter Typhoon and French company Dassault offering the Rafale. The request for proposal (RFP) for the acquisition worth over US$10 billion was originally issued in 2007.

Typhoon, Rafale Shortlisted for India’s MMRCA

The Swedish company SAAB confirmed today that its Gripen combat aircraft has not been shortlisted for the Indian Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) programme.

MMRCA Competitors Set for Aero-India Showdown

The ongoing tender for the selection of the future Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft for the Indian Air Force is fuelling a fiery competition between...

Reevaluation of Brazil’s FX-2 Fighter Program Could Help Saab

Brazilian new President Dilma Rousseff is apparently pushing back the decision on the acquisition of the new fighter aircraft for Brazil's Air Force sometime to 2012. Local reports are citing reduced government expenditure as the reason for the delay.

India’s Mirage 2000 Upgrading Program

In December 2010 India and France finalized the upgrading of 50 Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 aircraft, under a Rs 9,640 crore (US$2.15 billion)...

India Shortlists the European Typhoon and French Rafale for $10 Billion...

The Indian Air Force has concluded the technical assessment of six fighter aircraft proposed for the Medium MultiRole Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) program. According to media reports, both Typhoon and Rafale were shortlisted for the next phase.

BAE Systems, MOD Launch MANTIS Unmanned Autonomous System

BAE Systems and the UK Ministry of Defense signed at Farnborough2008 a jointly funded, first phase advanced concept technology demonstration (ACTD) program to develop...

Could Brazil’s F-X2 Fighter Modernization Program Grow into Mega Deal?

While Brazil is evaluating the proposals submitted by the three finalists - Boeing, Dassault and Saab, the government and Air Force are also reevaluating...

Dassault AVE-D Drone Performs First Autonomous Flight

// // Dassault Aviation announced today (July 8, 2008) that its AVE-D drone completed its first fully autonomous demonstration flight a week ago, on...

SlowFast Tactical Drone Tactical ISTAR UAV

Based on the Moyen Duc demonstrator, Dassault Aviation and Sagem are jointly developing a concept of a new stealthy tactical drone which will be...

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