Thales welcomed Indo-French signing of the deal for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighters asserting the equipment used in the fighters made by the French company.
Thales provides radar, electronic warfare systems, optronics and communication navigation and identification system (CNI) and other components to Dassault’s Rafale fighter aircraft.
Thales also provides majority of the cockpit display systems, power generation systems and a logistics support component for the 36 Rafales India is buying, the company said in a statement Friday.
The official signing ceremony for the acquisition of 36 Rafale aircraft happened in the presence of the Indian Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, the French Defense Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, Eric Trappier and the Chairman and CEO of Thales, Patrice Caine.
India and France have inked Euro 7.8 billion deal to purchase 36 Rafale fighters, the first fighters are expected to arrive in 36 months from today
Indias cabinet last night okayed the Dassault Rafale fighter jet contract signing which the French Defence Minister Le Drian is expected to witness together with his Indian counterpart, Manohar Parrikar on Friday. The Euro 7
The nuclear weapons delivery capability of the Dassault Rafale and France shifting this year from Mirage 2000 to Rafale for its strategic strike role might have helped clinch the aircraft deal in India. “The deciding factor in buying the Rafales, even though in such small numbers was its ability to be used as airborne strategic delivery system,”
Some 144 Dassault Rafale fighter jets in French service will be upgraded to the F3-R standard that brings major combat performance enhancements and on which exports to India, Qatar and Egypt are based. The French Directorate General of Armament (DGA) recently approved the Rafale's new F3-R standard for French Air Force and Navy which has two key features: combination of the new Meteor long-range air-to-air missile and the RBE2 active electronic scanning radar; the new TALIOS pod that enhances day/night target detection, recognition and identification
Thales has appointed Emmanuel de Roquefeuil as the new Vice-President and Country Director for India. He will succeed Antoine Caput with effect from 1st February 2017
Thales has won a 74 million Euros contract to modernize Master radars over a period of 60 months for Swiss Air Force as part of the FLORAKO program. This contract will be the main order within the broader FLORAKO radars life extension project approved by the Swiss government in 2016, the company announced Wednesday
Thales has received an order from the U.S
Thales has been awarded a $14 million contract for three additional Deployable Instrument Landing System (D-ILS) production representative units as part of a risk reduction effort. Contractor will provide deployable glideslopes, deployable localizers and the containers for the electrical gear
Indian Reliance Group and Dassault Aviation have announced a joint venture (JV) to execute $3.3 billion worth offset contract as part of the Rafale fighter jet deal
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