Indian Air Force Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Birender Singh Dhanoa will visit France from 17-20 July where he will call on the headquarters of French Air Force and a few operational Air Bases.
The CAS is planned to visit the facilities of Dassault Aviation where the Rafale aircraft meant for India are to be built. He is also planned to fly a sortie in the Rafale jet fighter, an official release said today.
The main focus of the visit will be on improving bilateral relations, promote defence ties, and outline further areas of defence cooperation between the two countries, the release said.
India signed a deal in 2016 to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets in a deal worth $7.8 billion in a fly-away condition. The deal includes weapons and depot-level maintenance provided by Dassault Aviation. The aircraft have been bought to meet the urgent operational requirements of the IAF.
India is expected to receive the first aircraft around 2019-2020.
Dassault Aviation along with its Reliance Defence hosted an event in cooperation with key Rafale suppliers, Thales, Safran and MBDA to promote Business to Business (B2B) interactions between the French and Indian Aerospace manufacturers in Delhi today. This event represents over 60 Indian Companies and 25 French Companies in New Delhi, the company announced in a statement Wednesday
Indian Air Force has finalized plans to accommodate two squadrons of Rafale fighter jets that the country is receiving from France at Ambala on the Western front and Hashimara on the East. Hashimara was chosen by the air force in West Bengal long before and recently Ambala in Haryana they opted for the aircraft that would be arriving from France from 2019,
India has planned to base its first squadron of Rafale fighter jets in the eastern sector as part of policy to eventually build nuclear and conventional deterrence against China. The IAF has now already confirmed its plans for the first 18 Rafales to be stationed at the Hasimara airbase in Bengal from late-2019,
The Indian MoD has reportedly cleared payment of the first installment of the deal for 36 Rafale combat aircraft with France. The payment amounting to 15% of the contract value, was cleared recently, an Indian defence website said
The deliveries of Dassault Rafale fighter jets India ordered will commence from September 2019. An Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) along with Aircraft & Weapons Package Supply Protocols and Technical Arrangement were signed with the French Government on 23rd September, 2016 for procurement of 36 Rafale aircraft in fly-away condition
Rafale International (comprising Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales) presented their contribution to the Make in India policy as part of the Rafale Offset program and presented the potential opportunities for French SMEs to also invest and set up production activities in India. Rafale International has won a contract to sell 36 Rafale jets to the Indian Air Force and has to execute 50% offsets as part of the deal
French aircraft manufacturer, Dassault Aviation is eyeing to build its business aircraft, Falcon 2000 in India under the Indian Prime Ministers flagship ‘Make in India program. Building the Falcon 2000 planes in India would cut costs while ensuring quality and execution that meets standards, Chief Executive Officer Eric Trappier was quoted by
The Indian Air Force is readying two frontline bases for the deployment of the first squadron of Rafale fighters scheduled for delivery from September 2019. The government has sanctioned INR 220 Crore (US$ 33
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to acquire an additional 36 Dassault Rafale jets over the proposed procurement of Russias Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA).
France and Germany could develop a future European fighter jet to replace the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Dassault Rafale. The fighter program could expand from the current Anglo-French combat drone program
The Indian Air Force has floated out a Request for Information (RfI) for seven signals intelligence (SIGINT) and communications jamming aircraft. As per the requirement, IAF is looking for five aircraft that should be suitably integrated by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and certified for signal intelligence (SIGINT) and communications jamming (COMJAM) duties and other two for SIGINT role,
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