Rafale International met up with over 100 French small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to encourage investment and set up of production activities in India in the frame of the Rafale offset program under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Make-in-India’ drive.
During two-days Business to Business events held with Indian officials that took place in Paris on the 19 Sept along with the GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industries Association, business opportunities aimed at enhancing the ties between the French and the Indian Aerospace communities in order to define cooperation domains between both industries and pave the way towards building up an aero-defence manufacturing eco-system in India, matching the highest standards in this field, were presented.
The technological know-how and competences of Dassault Aviation and its partners (Safran and Thales) confirmed by the success of the Rafale Aircraft, will benefit to French partners having the capacity to reinforce their expertise in developing and manufacturing defence platforms and systems for the profit of both French and Indian Aerospace and Defence Industries.
“Encouraging and supporting French SMEs to come to India is a key condition to participate to the success of the “Make in India” initiative of Prime Minister Modi and will benefit both French and Indian Industries. Creating new opportunities of collaboration and work towards establishing a full-fledged aero-defense manufacturing eco-system in India will highly contribute to reinforce Indo French cooperation for SMEs of the aerospace and defense sector and will pave the way for the French SMEs and Indian SMEs to benefit Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales products and technologies portfolios opening worldwide market.” has declared Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO and GIFAS Chairman.
“This seminar matches the regional politic for the development of the priority sectors, and more specifically the Aeronautics, Defense and Space roadmap. The strategic axe of this roadmap is due to facilitate the access to new international markets and export for the industrials of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region” has stated Alain Rousset, President of the Regional Council of Nouvelle- Aquitaine.
France has pitched for a wide-ranging military contract with Belgium including the sale of Rafale fighter jets manufactured by Dassault Aviation. The Rafale, manufactured by Frances Dassault Aviation, is competing on the Belgian contract with Lockheed Martin's F-16, Boeing F/A-18, Eurofighter Typhoon and Swedens Saab Grippen,
Dassault Aviation CEO, Eric Trappier said Tuesday that the company is still in discussions with India over a possible purchase of additional twin-engine Rafale fighter jets. “A separate tender by India for a single-engine fighter jet was independent of the Rafale order and would not impact negotiations,” Eric Trappier was quoted as saying by Reuters
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
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
Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Indian Navy Chief is touring France this week where he will be visiting the French Airbase at Landivisiau and the French Submarine Facility at Cherbourg. He will be briefed on the operational employability of the Rafale aircraft by the French Air Force
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
India has plans to buy 100 jet propelled Avenger predator drones from the US costing an estimated $8 billion for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Besides joint projects under the bilateral Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI), in her first major engagement with a foreign counterpart, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman talks on September 26 with the US officials will focus on India-US defence cooperation, maritime security, avenger predator drones, counter-terrorism and other major issues of mutual concern, the sources added
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