Dassault Aviation has said it participated in France’s global strategic partnership offer to the Belgian Government with the Rafale fighter and an economic and societal package in high-tech sectors worth €20 billion over 20 years.
This unique partnership by France to Belgium, outside the call for tenders, has not been examined (while making the selection in favor of the US-made F-35), a Dassault release said Friday.
Dassault Aviation takes note of the sovereign decision by the Belgian authorities to select the American option to replace the Air Component’s F-16. Dassault Aviation is not surprised by the Belgian government decision, some actors’ preference for the F-35 had long been clear enough.
The choice of the F-35 is a bad signal for the construction of a European defence. Once again, we can see an American preference prevailing in Europe.
Dassault Aviation and its industrial partners are continuing to develop the operational capabilities of the Rafale, in service in France and in countries that want to have a first-rate air force at their disposal in full sovereignty.
Dassault Aviation is also mobilized with its partner Airbus to support the political will of France and Germany to prepare for the future with the Future Combat Air System project.
An ability to drop US-made B-61 nuclear bomb besides stealth features that sharply reduce the aircrafts radar signature were the two key factors which made Brussels select the Lockheed Martin F-35 over the Eurofighter Typhoon. A day after Belgium announced a 3
The Belgian government which has all but decided to buy the F-35 fighter jet may insist on some of the equipment abroad the United States-made fighter to be of European Origin. While a formal selection between the Eurofighter Typhoon and the F-35 is awaited, Brussels is tilting in favor of the F-35 with only an announcement awaited, local newspaper De Morgen reported based on information from sources in the know
Belgium has rejected French offer of Rafale fighter jets for the countrys bid to replace aging F-16 fighter jets. “The French government already promised an economic return of$ 4 billion, there is now even $20 billion
France has not submitted formal offer to Belgiums bid to replace its aging F-16 fighter jets, has now offered economic and technology partnerships to sell Rafale fighter jets. Belgium had called for tenders in March to replace its ageing fleet of 34 F-16 fighter aircraft for an estimated $4
Lockheed Martin is expecting to sell more of its F-35 fighter jets in Europe- specifically to Germany, Finland and Switzerland amidst an expected price drop to around $80 million a piece. The F-35 Jet is already in service with the United Kingdom and has been selected by the Netherlands, Belgium and Turkey making it the dominant future fighter jet in the continent amidst a European nations plan – specifically the UK, France and Germany to develop their own fifth generation jets
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