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With just the Pakistani-Chinese JF-17 and Dassault Rafale among fighter jets performing aerial displays at the ongoing Paris Air Show 2019, the skies over Le Bourget were missing the thunder and after-burner flame that are the hallmark of any air show. “JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter jet of Pakistan Air Force gave an impressive performance at the opening ceremony of the 53rd edition of 7-day International Paris Air Show,” Pakistani newspaper The News glossed over the performance of its countrys fighter jet
A mock-up of the European New Generation Fighter (NGF) was unveiled at the Paris Air Show 2019 today where Dassault Aviation and Airbus revealed that they expect a contract for the first demonstrator phase of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) by Q4 2019. The two firms have already delivered a joint industrial proposal to France and Germany for executing the FCAS
An attempted break-in into the Indian Air Force (IAFs) Rafale project office in Paris has sparked off fears of espionage. “The incident occurred on Sunday and an investigation is underway
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The French Ministry of Defense and Dassault test fired two Meteor missiles from a Rafale aircraft last week. On Wednesday, 13 February, at 13:30, a patrol composed of two Rafale fighters took off from the air base of Cazaux (Gironde) to fire a first Meteor missile, the French MoD said in a statement last Thursday
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on capital acquisitions by the Indian Air Force (IAF) said the Rafale aircraft deal signed by the Centre in 2016 was 2.8 percent cheaper than the deal negotiated by the previous government
France has tested a missile capable of carrying a nuclear payload on the Rafale Fighter jet, the Air Force announced Tuesday. The nuclear strike mission lasted 11 hours and included aerial refuelling of the Rafale
The Qatari Emiri Air Force has received the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation. A ceremony hosted by Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, was held in Merignac facility for the delivery of the first Rafale to the Qatari Emiri Air Force, under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs, and Geneviève Darrieussecq, French State Secretary to the Minister of Armed Forces, and in the presence of Qatar Emiri Air Force Commander, Major General Mubarak Al Khayareen, the company said...
A Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter of the Indian Air Force crashed Friday morning near HAL Airport in Bangalore, India. The two pilots inside the jet ejected before the crash
Switzerland will begin testing five aircraft from bidders in order to replace its aging fleet of Boeing McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C and D Hornets and Northrop F-5 Tigers by 2025. The new purchase is a part of Switzerland's Air2030 programme that includes aircraft and ground-based air defences worth up to 8 billion Swiss francs ($8
The French Dassault is expected to receive an additional order of 12 Rafale fighter jets from Egypt during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron later this week. Between Paris and Cairo, there is a real convergence on the Rafale issue to the point that it is increasingly possible that an announcement for the sale of twelve additional Rafale intervenes during the visit of Emmanuel Macron in Egypt (27 -29 January),
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