The former French President, Francois Hollande has reportedly said in an interview that the neither the French government nor Dassault had any choice but to choose Reliance Defense as the local partner as the name was proposed by the Indian government for the procurement of Rafale fighter jets. “We did not have a choice
The Argentine government has finally paid for the purchase of five second-hand Dassault Super Etendard strike aircraft, after an unexpected delay in the payment since an agreement on acquiring the aircraft had been reached in 2017,
The Bulgarian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has issued a Request for Proposal to acquire 16 fighter jets to replace the ageing fleet of Russian-made MiG-29 jets of the country's Air Force. The MoD has called for bids to supply aircraft from United States, Portugal, Israel, Italy, Germany, France and Sweden
Dassault Aviation, in its 2018 first half-yearly financial release statement stated that the company has a backlog of 111 Rafale fighter jets as of June 30, 2018. The French Defense backlog stood at EUR 2,982 million, compared to EUR 3,039 million as of December 31, 2017
Dassault Aviation has revealed what could be the contours of the next generation fighter jet to be made by a European team led by France. The video, ‘Wings for Europe released by the company on its website in May this year showed the outline of the new jet that France and Germany are eyeing to produce jointly
Switzerland has invited five European and US companies to submit their bids to replace its ageing fleet of fighter jets. The defense ministry has sent out the offer to Saab (Gripen), Dassault (Rafale), Airbus (Eurofighter), Boeing (Super Hornet) and Lockheed Martin (F-35A) for the Air 2030 program
The Indian Defense Ministry has received six bids for the Request for Information for the manufacture of 110 fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force. The deadline for the RFI issued in April ended on 6 July
France has received Washington's nod to export Scalp missiles to Egypt as part of a package for the sale of Rafale fighter jets. The requisite export licences have been received to bypass the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) rules which prohibit sale of military equipment to certain countries which have US made components,
The Mirage 2000N will be withdrawn from service in favor of the transition to the "all Rafale" of the Air Force's nuclear deterrent force during the summer of 2018. The Air Force will pay a last tribute to the Mirage 2000N during the day of commemoration of its withdrawal of service on Thursday at the base of Istres-Le Tubé (Bouches-du-Rhone)
France and Germany on Tuesday signed two joint letters of intent, including one on the Future Air Combat System (SCAF), designating "France as a leading nation" for the project to succeed the Rafale and the Eurofighter warplanes by 2040. According to a statement issued by the French Defence Ministry, the program will bring together "a new multi-purpose combat aircraft, adapted to contemporary air threats and exploiting the potential of artificial intelligence, network-based combat capabilities, including drones of various types
Argentine President Mauricio Macri has given the go-ahead for the purchase of five Super-Etendards, a French carrier-borne strike fighter aircraft designed by Dassault-Breguet, for the Navy for an estimated amount of about 12 million euros, according to a report in French daily La Tribune. However, the report has stated that the Argentinian government is yet to make payments
Dassault Aviation will lead the development and manufacture of Europes Future Combat Air System (FCAS) which is slated to complement and eventually replace current generation of Eurofighter and Rafale fighter aircraft between 2035 and 2040. “The future combat aircraft will be developed by Dassault Aviation, which will take the control of the program, when there is (industrial) cooperation, the nations must decide, there is always a leading nation, for the FCAS, it will be France,” German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said at a joint press conference along with her French counterpart Florence Parly after signing an agreement to launch...
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