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  • Mirage probe puts spotlight on Dassault's flight computer's behaviour

    05/29/2019 7:34:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Business Standard, India ^ | May 29, 2019 | Ajai Shukla
    On February 1, two experienced Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots died when their newly upgraded Mirage 2000-I fighter crashed while taking-off in Bengaluru. A Court of Inquiry (CoI) investigating the accident is now confronting the worrying possibility of a glitch in the Mirage 2000’s flight computer that kicks in without warning, causing the aircraft to behave unpredictably. IAF flight records examined by the CoI have revealed at least four such incidents in the past. In each of these, a flying Mirage 2000 has, suddenly and without command from the pilot, jerked its nose towards the ground. Then, as spontaneously, the...
  • In the Colombian Jungle the (Israeli) Lion never sleeps

    11/20/2018 2:27:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/11/18 | Yissachar Ruas
    As The State of Israel celebrates its 70th year of independence, some key elements of its history lives on in various and exotic parts of the World. Israel, well known for its technological prowess is considered an innovative high tech superpower. One of Israel’s most famous developments of the 1970s was its “Kfir” fighter jet. The Kfir was based on plans designed by the IAF for the French company Dassault and then stolen from the French when they imposed an arms embargo on Israel following the 6 Day War. Israel Aircraft Industries in conjunction with the IAF developed and produced...
  • Why this company is bringing dozens of French-built fighter jets to Fort Worth Alliance Airport

    11/06/2018 8:40:46 AM PST · by DFG · 16 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/06/2018 | Conor Shine
    For 40 years, the Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jet saw action in combat zones in Africa and the Middle East as a staple of the French military. Now, more than 60 of the jets will find a home near Fort Worth where they’ll be taking on a new kind of mission as part of a multibillion-dollar opportunity for Alliance Airport’s newest tenant. Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., also known as ATAC, broke ground last month on a 75,000-square-foot hangar due to open next summer that will house maintenance and pilot-training functions. Mechanics there recently showed off two refurbished jets, the first...
  • Rafale deal: Dassault is no stranger to corruption allegations

    11/02/2018 3:17:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Week, India ^ | November 02, 2018
    On Friday, the campaign by Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi to highlight alleged irregularities in the Rafale fighter deal took a new turn as he accused Dassault Aviation of paying Rs 284 crore as “kickbacks” to a company owned by Anil Ambani. This is the first time a senior political figure is levelling direct allegations against Dassault over the Rafale deal. Dassault has been a prominent supplier of warplanes to the Indian Air Force, starting with the Ouragan fighters in 1953, through to the Mystere a few years later and finally the Mirage-2000 in the 1980s. Despite its renowned reputation...
  • ANALYSIS: How Serge Dassault helped shape global fighter fleet

    06/11/2018 10:50:51 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM ^ | June 11, 2018 | CRAIG HOYLE
    Serge Dassault, who died on 28 May at the age of 93, is credited with having spearheaded Dassault's drive into the combat aircraft market, and for closing export sales of types from within the hugely successful Mirage series. Having managed its flight-test department from 1955 – during the development of types including the Mirage III, Mirage IV and maritime-strike Étendard – as head of export, Serge Dassault "led the negotiations that resulted in the sale of Mirage III aircraft to Switzerland and Australia" (pictured below), the company notes. Commonwealth of Australia Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that there are currently 863...
  • Serge Dassault Kept Family Firm Flying High but Ran Afoul of the Law

    06/03/2018 9:21:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 1, 2018 | James R. Hagerty
    Serge Dassault had to fight for a role in Groupe Dassault, a French maker of military and corporate jets founded by his father, Marcel Dassault. The father wasn’t impressed with the son’s academic record in engineering and at first gave him only peripheral roles in management. “When I joined the company, I could tell it annoyed him,” the younger Mr. Dassault once told a French magazine. “There wasn’t room for two,” his mother, Madeleine Dassault, said. Serge Dassault finally became CEO of the group in 1986, at age 61, when his father died. The younger Mr. Dassault maintained family control...
  • Jesse Duplantis, Destrehan televangelist, seeks donations for $54 million jet

    05/29/2018 9:22:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5-28-2018 | Drew Broach
    Jesse Duplantis, the Destrehan-based prosperity gospel televangelist with a global reach, is asking disciples for money to buy a jet that costs $54 million "so we can go anywhere in the world in one stop." He seeks the donations in a video posted last week on his ministry's website. "I really believe that if the Lord Jesus Christ was physically on the Earth today, he wouldn't be riding a donkey," Duplantis says in the video. "He'd be in an airplane flying all over the world." He says his 40-year-old Jesse Duplantis Ministries has paid cash for three private jets and...
  • Qatar adds 12 more Rafales and 50 A321s as French President visits

    12/07/2017 7:53:21 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Arabian Aerospace ^ | 7 December 2017
    Qatar has taken up the option to buy 12 additional Dassault Rafale fighters announcing the deal at a event with the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani,from the Qatar Armed Forces As part of the French president's state visit to Doha, Qatar also ordered 50 A321neo narrowbodies. Qatar Airways already operated 39 Airbus A320s and has 11 more due for delivery before 2020 This new defence order follows on from the contract signed on 4 May 2015 between the State of Qatar and Dassault Aviation for the acquisition of 24 Rafale,...
  • ANALYSIS: Dassault sets sights on further Rafale sales

    06/15/2017 4:49:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Although its Falcon business jet unit is enduring something of an orders slump, Dassault Aviation’s defence arm is enjoying a bumper time with its Rafale multirole fighter, with production already assured through at least the middle of the next decade. Recent boosts to the programme include a French commitment to launch an F4 operating standard of the jet; confirmation of a long-planned Indian order; and numerous other prospects to add to its list of export buyers. Announced earlier this year under a deal with France's DGA defence procurement agency, the Rafale's F4 evolution will build on its so-called "omnirole" capabilities....
  • Boeing, Dassault racing for Rs 50,000-cr Navy deal for 57 fighter jets (India)

    06/09/2017 9:03:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Business Standard ^ | June 10, 2017 | Arindam Majumder
    American aerospace giant Boeing and France's Dassault Aviation are among the four entities that have responded to he Indian Navy’s 'Request for Interest (RFI)' to provide 57 multi-role carrier borne fighters, industry sources said. The other two are Sweden's SAAB and Rosoboronexport of Russia. While Boeing has pitched its F/A-18 Super Hornet, Dassault has briefed the navy on its Rafale. SAAB has offered the maritime variant of its Gripen single-engine fighter jet. Naval Chief Sunil Lanba confirmed the development. "We will examine the RFI and take it forward," he told this newspaper. The deal is valued over Rs 50,000 crore....
  • India may not buy Rafale? 'Build F16s, supply to Pak,' taunts French official

    03/17/2016 11:09:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Business Standard ^ | March 17, 2016 | Ajai Shukla
    Paris is beginning to acknowledge the possibility that India might not buy the Rafale fighter because of sharp differences over the price, and New Delhi’s insistence on enforceable guarantees regarding the fighter’s delivery, performance and availability. A senior French official with a close view of the on-going negotiations between New Delhi and Paris for 36 Rafale fighters told Business Standard on condition of anonymity: “If some people in the MoD do not want to allow the Rafale deal to go through, so be it. We are currently building it for Egypt and Qatar, and we could have another customer in...
  • Rebound To Russia: Amid Rafale Impasse, IAF To Buy 40 More Sukhois

    02/10/2016 2:31:31 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Arming India ^ | FEB. 10, 2016
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 10, 2016: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has initiated the procurement of a fresh lot of 40 additional Su-30MKI air dominance fighters at an estimated $75 million apiece, reliable diplomatic sources disclosed to Arming India. The procurement is being taken up as a follow-on order to the 222 Su-30MKI fighters already contracted to be made under transfer of technology at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)'s Nasik division. Along with the initial 50 aircraft acquired in a flyaway condition from Russia in the late 1990s, the latest increment of 40 aircraft will take the total number of Su-30MKIs ordered...
  • Boeing's Message To PM Modi: Remember We're 97 Billion Dollars Big

    02/16/2016 5:21:07 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | February 16, 2016 | Anurag Kotoky
    Boeing Co. wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to keep something in mind as he looks to turn India into a defense manufacturing powerhouse: Size matters. With Modi planning to spend $150 billion to modernize military equipment over the next decade, the world's largest aerospace company sees an opportunity to grow its presence in India. Boeing lost out in 2012 to smaller French rival Dassault Aviation in what was then the biggest fighter-jet deal on record. "If India wants to jump start an aerospace economy, do you want to do that with Dassault -- that's about a $5 billion company --...
  • Boeing Fighter Jet Rival Gets Stronger

    12/29/2015 12:34:12 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | 2015/12/25 | Rich Smith
    Man, Boeing (NYSE:BA) just cannot catch a break. For a while there, 2015 was starting to look like the year Boeing defense got its wings back. In February, opining that "stealth may be overrated," U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert began laying the groundwork for the U.S. Navy breaking up with Lockheed Martin's F-35C fighter jet, and buying a bunch of Boeing F/A-18s for its carriers instead. Earlier this month, the Air Force floated a trial balloon of its own. In a controversial revelation, the Air Force suggested it was considering buying as many as six dozen cheaper...
  • Rafale Has Gone From Long-Time Export Flop To Huge Success In 45 Days

    04/30/2015 7:59:12 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 04/30/2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    There is no doubt about it, the French-built Rafale fighter is on a roll. Egypt suddenly sealed a deal for 24 of the multirole fighters in February, India finally consummated a reduced initial order of 36 jets, and now Qatar will purchase 24. After 20 years, the Rafale has gone from an export zero to export hero in a blistering 45 days. Each country that has bought the Rafale has done so for different reasons. India is looking to bridge the gap that will be left by retiring old MiG-21s and MiG-27s, and to offset delays in the country’s indigenous...
  • Rafale proposal 'effectively dead' as Dassault bid not cheapest

    02/16/2015 2:39:23 AM PST · by IndianChief · 11 replies
    Business Standard ^ | February 16, 2015 | Ajai Shukla
    Even as three Rafale fighters line up in Bengaluru for eye-popping aerobatics displays at the Aero India 2015 exhibition this week, senior ministry of defence (MoD) sources say the proposal to buy the French fighter is "effectively dead".The reason: During three years of negotiations between Dassault and MoD officials in the so-called "contract negotiation committee" (CNC), it has emerged that Dassault's bid was actually higher than that of the Eurofighter Typhoon, not lower as the MoD had announced on January 31, 2012. Dassault had submitted a sketchy commercial bid, and when the CNC obtained details from the French company to...
  • Fighter jet drones move closer as BAE and Dassault link up

    11/06/2014 4:24:12 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 05 Nov 2014 | Alan Tovey
    Drones that could eventually replace the current generation of jet fighters have moved a step closer after BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation won a £120m contract. Britain’s BAE and France’s Dassault have signed a two-year joint contract with the UK and French governments to look at what would be needed to build such an aircraft. The deal confirms the Anglo-French agreement announced at the Farnborough Air Show in July, and is the next step towards unmanned jets that could replace the current fourth-generation fighters - the Typhoon in Britain and the Rafale in France. The contract will focus on developing...
  • “...Rafale is the best fighter plane in the world” - Air Chief Marshal Denis Mercier

    09/12/2014 7:06:49 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Indian Defence Review ^ | 10 Sep , 2014 | Claude Arpi
    Appointed as the Air Force Chief of Staff (CEMAA) on September 17, 2012, at the age of 53, General Denis Mercier had joined the French Air Force academy in 1979 and qualified as a fighter pilot in 1983. With 182 combat missions and more than 3,000 flying hours (mostly on Mirage F1C and Mirage 2000C) throughout his career, he has acquired extensive experience both as an operational commander and as a fighter pilot. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the French Air Force Academy in Salon de Provence. Prior to becoming Air Chief, he was posted as a senior...
  • Russian Missiles for India’s Rafales?

    09/13/2013 8:27:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Russian Missiles for India’s Rafales? Russia’s Tactical Missile Corporation is negotiating with Dassault Aviation for the possible use of its missiles on the Rafale combat jets that have been selected by the Indian Air Force (IAF). The corporation, whose Russian acronym is TRV, told journalists attending last week’s Maks airshow in Moscow that the Indian air force has large stocks of Russian air-launched weapons, which drives its interest in adapting them to the French warplane. Although the Rafale was named as the winner of India’s MMRCA competition in January 2012, a firm contract has still not been signed. Dassault did...
  • The RAFALE Omnirole Fighter: Pushing Forward on New Air-to-Air Capabilities

    10/17/2012 5:26:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Dassault Aviation ^ | 15/10/2012
    The RAFALE Omnirole Fighter: Pushing Forward on New Air-to-Air Capabilities In October 2012, the RAFALE omnirole fighter reached two major milestones: the first delivery of a production aircraft equipped with the first production RBE2 AESA radar, and the initial successful testing of the new-generation, very long-range, METEOR air-to-air missile. Pushing forward on new air-to-air capabilities, the Rafale B301, operating from Cazaux DGA Flight Test Center in southwestern France, successfully completed, on October 4 then on October 10, two successful tests of the beyond visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) Meteor. On December 22, 2010, the French defense procurement agency (DGA: Direction Générale...