http://livefist.blogspot.com/2012/01...e-winning.html[CENTER][FONT=arial][SIZE=5]Dassault Statement On Rafale Winning MMRCA [/SIZE]
[/FONT]Livefist, jan 31
Saint-Cloud (France), January 31, 2012: Following the announcement of the final selection of the Rafale in the frame of the MMRCA program, Dassault Aviation and its partners are honored and grateful to the Indian Government and the people of India to be given the opportunity to extend their long-lasting cooperation. Dassault Aviation and its partners reiterate their commitment to meet the operational requirements of the Indian Air Force and underline their pride in contributing to India’s defence for over half a century.
And a statement from French President Nicolas Sarkozy:
The President of the French Republic has learned of India’s selection of the Rafale for the acquisition by the Indian Air Force of 126 fighter aircrafts. France is pleased with the Indian government’s decision to select the French aircraft to enter into exclusive negotiations with Dassault. This announcement comes at the end of a very high-level, fair and transparent competition involving two European finalists. The Rafale has been selected thanks to the aircraft’s competitive life-cycle costs, after the April 2011 pre-selection on the basis of its top-level operational performance. The negotiation of the contract will begin very soon and has the full support of the French authorities. It will include important technology transfers guaranteed by the French government. The realisation of the Rafale project will illustrate the depth and scale of the strategic partnership between France and India.
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New Delhi: French company Dassault Aviation's Rafale has won the $10.4 billion deal to supply 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) to the Indian Air Force (IAF).
According to the Request for Proposal (RFP) the IAF will buy the first 18 aircraft off the shelf in the next 36 months while the other 118 will be manufactured at HAL facilities in Bangalore.
From:[CENTER][FONT=arial][SIZE=5]France's Rafale deal to include tech transfer-Sarkozy[/SIZE]
[/FONT]R_euters, Jan 31
PARIS (*******) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday said that he welcomed a decision by India's government to enter into "exclusive negotiations" with France's Dassault for the purchase of 126 Rafale jet fighter planes.
In a statement, Sarkozy said talks over the contract would begin shortly, adding that the deal would include significant transfers of technology guaranteed by the French state.
Congratulation to French Dassault !
I hope other will follow after us..
I hope the contract will be really signed. We had too many times contracts canceled the last minutes.
http://g2globalsolutions.com/review/?p=6144Dassault Rafale Selected by Indian Air Force for MMRCA Requirement
Rafale Wins Indian Fighter Competition
Dassault Rafale wins first export competition, although the MMRCA contract with India still needs to be finalized.
For the record, some weeks ago :
^ But was it not a pakistani blog/site that said Typhoon won ?
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Official Press release by Dassault Aviation
Rafale selected to equip the Indian Air Force
http://www.dassault-aviation.com/en/...ash=8328870e9fSaint-Cloud (France), January 31, 2012- Following the announcement of the final selection of the Rafale in the frame of the MMRCA program, Dassault Aviation and its partners are honored and grateful to the Indian Government and the people of India to be given the opportunity to extend their long-lasting cooperation.
Dassault Aviation and its partners reiterate their commitment to meet the operational requirements of the Indian Air Force and underline their pride in contributing to India’s defence for over half a century.