India agrees in principle to purchase 26 Rafales and 3 French submarines

India Agrees in Principle to Purchase 26 Rafales and 3 French Submarines

AIR AND SEA: The Indian Defense Acquisition Board has approved these purchase proposals but prices have not yet been negotiated The invitation of the Indian Prime Minister to Paris, guest of honour of the National Day of July 14th seems to pay. India gave its agreement in principle on Thursday for the purchase from France of 26 Rafale fighter planes, […]

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A Rafale at the Dassault plant in Mérignac, near Bordeaux.

Egypt to Order 30 Additional Rafale from France

ARMAMENT: Cairo was the first foreign country to buy Rafale fighters, in 2015 Egypt will order 30 additional Rafale fighter jets from France, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. Dassault did not wish to comment on this information which would mark a new big commercial success for the French aircraft. “Very advanced discussions are indeed taking place with Egypt and announcements […]

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French fighter planes intercepted two Russian Bombers off the Brittany Coast

Two Russian bombers intercepted off the coast of Brittany

DEFENSE:  Westerners speak of a provocation on the part of the Russian army flying close to the Brittany coast … “Provocation” by the West. Two heavy Russian bombers Tupolev 160 were intercepted by French fighter planes on September 22 off the coast of Brittany, said the Air Force on Tuesday, confirming a report in the Telegram. […]

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France and India sign the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets

France and India Friday signed the purchase by New Delhi of 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault manufacturer for almost eight billion euros. After a lengthy saga with twists, India and France have finally signed on Friday the sale to New Delhi from 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault manufacturer, for almost eight billion euros. […]

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Dassult has incresed production of the Rafale to two per month, but could increase it further if it receives more orders

Dassault Producing 2 Rafale per Month and Hopes for other Contracts

Dassault Aviation is now producing 2 Rafale aircraft per month, doubling production, but could increase up to three in case of new export contracts. The manufacturer, which doubled its monthly production in 2015 after having earned his first two contracts for 24 aircraft each with Egypt and Qatar , hopes to sign a contract for […]

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Air strikes in Syria

Syria. Francois Hollande: “Other Strikes May Take Place”

Six units of the French airforce bombed and destroyed on Sunday morning a training camp of the Islamic state near Deir ez-Zor, said Francois Hollande.  France has conducted its first air strikes Sunday against the Islamic State, which it intends to destroy the“sanctuaries”. Other strikes are to follow, said the French president. “France has struck […]

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France and India have agreed on 36 Rafale fighters

Rafale deal: France’s Dassault Aviation likely to enter into JV with Indian firm

NEW DELHI: The multi-billion deal for 36 fighter jets could see French defence major Dassault Aviation entering into a joint venture with state-run HAL or any private player to set up a base here for augmenting its existing production line. Defence sources said such a step, if taken will not only allow the French firm […]

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