^ How are those related to the Rafale?
^ How are those related to the Rafale?
Rafale Solo Display 2010 :
- 22 - 23 = CERNY-LA FERTE ALAIS :"Le temps des Hélices" FRANCE www.ajbs.fr
- 29 - 30 mai = MONTLUCON FRANCE http://flyin.lfbk.free.fr/
- 5 - 6 = ISTRES Meeting national de l'air FRANCE www.meetingaerien-istres.com
- 12 = ALBERT FRANCE http://meetingalbert2010.centerblog.net/
- 13 = HYERES FRANCE
- 19 - 20 = ORLEANS Meeting national de l'air FRANCE www.meetingorleans2010.com
- 26 - 27 = CAMBRAI Meeting national de l'air FRANCE www.meetingcambrai2010.fr
- 3 - 4 = BEAUVECHAIN International airshow BELGIUM www.airshow2010.be
- 10 = BRIVES FRANCE
- 14 = VALENCIENNES FRANCE
- 18 = SAINT-YAN FRANCE http://www.euro-fly-in-rsa.com/
- 1 - 2 = ****** en préparation ******
- 7 - 8 = KECSKEMET International airshow HUNGARY repunolap.hu/airshow
- 14 = TOULON FRANCE
- 15 = SAINT-TROPEZ FRANCE
- 29 = SAINT-QUENTIN FRANCE
- 5 = PONTOISE FRANCE
- 9 = JERSEY International air display UNITED KINGDOM http://www.jerseyairdisplay.org.uk/
- 18 - 19 = OSTRAVA NATO Days CZECH REPUBLIC www.dny-nato.cz
(Please note the 2010 display dates are subject to change, due to the French Air force , airshow organisation or weather conditions.)
Last edited by Olybrius; 05-25-2010 at 06:42 AM. Reason: added URL
http://tacticalreport.com/view_news/...ge_2000-9/1215Yemen: President Saleh, Rafale or Mirage 2000-9
Tactical report - Tue, May 25, 2010
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is said to be showing interest in buying French-made fighter jets, notably the Rafale or the Mirage 2000-9. The following 331-word report sheds light on the subject and tells how President is going to finance a deal to buy new fighter jets. It also tells what he is doing to improve his country’s armament relations with France.
The Yemen is not a usual buyer for French weapons .. but Mirage 2000-9 might be perfectly appropriate.
those were tests for the Korean. Since the french air force and navy aren't interested yet, it didn't went further and they aren't operational.
If a customer is interested they can be integrated pretty fast I guess or they can be added later at the occasion of a MLU.
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Sec...0551274803442/RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 25 (UPI)
Meantime, French defense sources reported that discussions with the United Arab Emirates for the sale of Dassault Aviation Rafale strike jets are taking longer than expected, but could be wrapped up by the end of the year.
If that proves to be the case, the emirates, which has one of the most potent air forces in the region, would be able to start taking delivery of the aircraft by 2014 and have them operational by 2015.
Dassault has taken orders for 280 Rafales, all for the French armed forces. The aerospace giant has to secure its first Rafale export order, so a lot is riding on the sales drive in the United Arab Emirates.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said during a recent tour of the region that France hopes to sell 14-28 Rafales, worth as much as $3 billion, to the gulf state. But there have been unconfirmed reports that the number could reach 60.
Sarkozy has personally headed the Rafale sales campaign, which includes a possible $4.4 billion deal with Brazil for 36 of the jets.
The French defense contractors involved in the Rafale -- primarily Thales, Safran and Sagem -- have formed joint ventures with Bayuna Aviation Technology, an emirates aerospace firm, presumably to enhance sales prospects.
Bayuna was founded and headed by Gen. Khaled al Bui-Ainain, commander of the emirates' air force in 1998-2005 and a leading promoter of French groups in the emirates.
Bayuna is already a partner with Dassault in a joint venture called Dasbat Aviation that includes the French MBDA missile manufacturer.
The emirates' air force has been working with Dassault and the French defense procurement agency DGA, to sell the 60 Dassault Mirage 2000-9 fighters in the gulf federation's inventory as part of the Rafale deal.
But no buyback deal has emerged, presumably because so few countries use the Mirage that reselling the second-hand jets is a problem.
The emirates seeks an upgraded version of the Rafale -- French forces are slated to get the latest F4 variant -- fitted with Thales' RBE2 active electronically scanned array radar and state-of-the-art electronic warfare suite along with SNECMA's M-88 engine.
French officials have said that Dassault is also close to closing a $4.4 billion deal with Brazil for 36 jets.
A potential deal to sell up to 28 Rafales to Kuwait ran into trouble in March when Islamist lawmakers in the emirate's feisty 50-seat parliament, rejected the deal, apparently because of suspicions of graft by government officials. Sarkozy visited Kuwait in 2009 seeking to bolster the deal.
Has France really ordered 280 Rafale? I thought the number was much less.
According to English Wikipedia 53 is currently being operated by France, I thought it was more than that?
180 rafales have been firmly ordered including 60 rafale F3+ wit AESA, OSF IT, DDM NG and meteor.
294 is the total number to be ordered and delivered. Last delivery expected around 2023.
Yes 294, but forgot UPI , its definitvely not a reliable source , they compile information already published weeks ago by others sources (like Defensenews) and are exaggerating or even deforming everything.French President Nicolas Sarkozy said during a recent tour of the region that France hopes to sell 14-28 Rafales, worth as much as $3 billion, to the gulf state. But there have been unconfirmed reports that the number could reach 60.
Look a the quote above , in the initial UPI report they spoke of 14-28 rafale for UAE ... they were obviously confusing initial reports about UAE and Kuwait ... so someone (...) told them they were wrong and it was 60 Rafale For UAE and 14/28 for Kuwait and then, instead of verifying, they just added "unconfirmed reports that the number could reach 60". Unbelievable