Dassault Aviation has signed deal with 30 Indian companies and is talking to 60 more to set up a supply-chain network for its JV with Reliance Defence in Nagpur.
The supply chain network will feed its JV with Reliance Defencewhich is engaged in executing offsets contract as part of India's buy of 36 Rafale fighter jets. Dassault Aviation is dedicated to establishing successfully the Make in India, a company statement said, welcoming the decision of India's supreme court dismissing all petitions filed on the Rafale Contract signed on 23rd September 2016.
“The deal is absolutely clean in accordance with Indian laws and regulations, as I have stated before, and the first Falcon part is currently under delivery out of our facility in Nagpur” has declared Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to base the Dassault Rafale fighter jets, which it is expected to acquire from 2019, at its Hasimara air base near the Indo-Chinese border which currently plays host to a squadron of Su-30 fighter aircraft. The two front-line fighter aircraft of the IAF at the same base shows the strategic significance being attached to the Line of actual control, the border between the two Asian giants
Qatar Emiri Air Force is likely to receive the first batch of Rafale fighters in February next year. “Qatar Emiri Air Force will receive the first batch of Rafale on sixth of February 2019,” according to a twitter account linked to the Qatari Emir quoted an unnamed source as saying in the official video of the Emiri Air Force Thursday
MBDA has won a contract to develop next generation MICA missile, MICA NG from the French Defence Procurement Agency DGA (Direction Générale de lArmement) with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2026. The MICA NG will be available to arm the current and future versions of the Rafale combat aircraft, the company said in a statement last Friday
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
A Dassault Mirage-1 fighter aircraft belonging to the Moroccan Air Force crashed in the northern region of Taounate on Monday. The fighter jet was on a training flight and crashed after a “technical breakdown,” Morocco world news reported Monday quoting General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces as saying
Israeli Elisra will develop electronic warfare suite for Indias Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas KM1A and upgraded MiG-29 fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has selected Elisra for the development of electronic warfare suite for LCA after issuing a multi-vendor tender in which around six to seven companies had participated, a unnamed senior Defence Ministry official was quoted as saying by ANI Wednesday
JFD has delivered the second of two Third Generation submarine rescue systems to the Indian Navy. Having completed factory acceptance testing which was signed off by the Indian Navy, the second system has been delivered to the customer just eight months after the first system, the company said in a statement last week
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