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France Forms New Rafale Squadron
Air

France Forms New Rafale Squadron

France will reactivate the 5th Fighter Wing Squadron with Dassault’s Rafale fighter jets on July 18th.

Indonesia Gives Up Acquiring Dassault Mirage 5s
Air

Indonesia Gives Up Acquiring Dassault Mirage 5s

Indonesia paused the purchase of Mirage 2000-5 fighters from Qatar, due to limited fiscal capacity.

Dassault Confirmed the Order for Indonesia’s second phase of 18 Rafales
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Dassault Confirmed the Order for Indonesia’s second phase of 18 Rafales

Dassault announced that the second phase order for Indonesia’s 18 Rafales became effective as part of the contract signed in 2022 to acquire 42 Rafale jets.

India Goes for the French option: Rafale M and Scorpene
Air Navy / Maritime Defence Politics Bilateral Relations

India Goes for the French option: Rafale M and Scorpene

India has given the green light to France and decided to purchase Dassault Rafale M fighter jets and Scorpene attack submarines.

The Winner Aircraft of INS Vikrant to be Announced
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The Winner Aircraft of INS Vikrant to be Announced

There are rumours that the Rafale M from Dassault France will be selected and determined as the winner as the new fighter jet to be deployed on India's most recent and indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. However, India has not announced the winner of the competition between the Dassault Rafale M fighter jet and the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

French Air and Space Force takes delivery of its first upgraded Rafale F4 fighter-bomber
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French Air and Space Force takes delivery of its first upgraded Rafale F4 fighter-bomber

The French Defence Ministry announced that the first Rafale F4 fighter bomber was delivered to the French Air and Space Force (Armée de l’Air et de l’Espace).

New Maritime Patrol Aircraft for French Navy
Navy / Maritime Air

New Maritime Patrol Aircraft for French Navy

France has taken action to replace existing maritime patrol aircraft. In this line, French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) awarded Airbus Defence and Space as well as Dassault Aviation for initial studies.

After a four-year hiatus, Dassault resumes Rafale deliveries to the French Air Force
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After a four-year hiatus, Dassault resumes Rafale deliveries to the French Air Force

Dassault has delivered the first new Rafale Rafale B359 (F3R) to the Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) since 2018.

Rafale M Expectation for Indian Navy
Navy / Maritime Air

Rafale M Expectation for Indian Navy

Indian Navy is near the total completion of the INS Vikrant (R 11) aircraft carrier. Local media claimed the Rafale M omnirole fighters are one step closer.

Colombia to Renegotiate the Purchase of Rafale
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Colombia to Renegotiate the Purchase of Rafale

Colombian Defence Ministry renegotiates the purchase of 16 Rafale aircraft for around $ 3,000 billion.

Europe’s FCAS on the Way to the First Flight
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Europe’s FCAS on the Way to the First Flight

French, German and Spanish aviation companies Airbus, Dassault Aviation and Indra issued a press release about the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).

India Receives the Last of 36 Rafales
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India Receives the Last of 36 Rafales

Indian Air Force (IAF) received on December 15, the 36th and last Dassault-made Rafale fighter jet from France, and tweeted, "The Pack is Complete."

Saudi Arabia to Invest in Rafale and FCAS
Air

Saudi Arabia to Invest in Rafale and FCAS

Saudi Arabia is interested in acquiring 100-200 Rafale fighter jets and participating in the new FCAS fighter aircraft.

Greece Receives the ninth Rafale
Air Bilateral Relations

Greece Receives the ninth Rafale

Greece took delivery of the ninth Rafale aircraft it ordered for France.