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  1. Vritra

    Vritra Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Dassault Makes New Offer to Swiss: Report

    Jan. 29, 2012 - 12:46PM
    By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


    GENEVA — French aircraft maker Dassault has made a new offer to Switzerland for its Rafale fighter jets after the government decided in November to buy Sweden’s Gripen planes instead, according to a Jan. 29 report.

    Dassault has sent a letter to the Swiss parliament offering 18 Rafale planes for 2.7 billion Swiss francs (2.24 billion euros, $2.96 billion), reported Le Matin Dimanche, which said it had seen the letter.

    Dassault lost out on a bid to replace Switzerland’s ageing F-5 fighter fleet when the Federal Council opted instead to buy 22 Saab Gripen fighter planes for an estimated 3.1 billion francs. But the Swiss parliament still has to approve the decision.

    “Yes, I have received this letter,â€￾ Hans Hess of the parliament’s security commission told the newspaper.

    Hess gave no further details but said it would be discussed by the upper house group on Feb. 13.

    Defence Minister Ueli Maurer, meanwhile, told the Sonntags Zeitung he was not aware of the offer.

    The government considered Rafales, Gripens and Eurofighters produced by the EADS consortium.

    In making its decision, the government said that Gripen jets met Air Force needs without compromising the budgets of other military branches.

    Dassault was not immediately available for comment.

    --ends--​


    Dassault Makes New Offer to Swiss: Report | Gannett Government Media | defensenews.com
     
  2. halloweene

    halloweene Major MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Already posted in mmrca topics, you think i'd have missed that?????:biggthumpup:
     
  3. Vritra

    Vritra Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Oh. Yeah. Didn't see it. S'ok, now we've got two copies. :lazy2:
     
  4. TereBinLaden

    TereBinLaden Captain STAR MEMBER

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    knock knock this thread need updates:basketball: :)
     
  5. Vritra

    Vritra Major ELITE MEMBER

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    ^^^Ok.

    Rafale won the MRCA.


    Better?
     
  6. TereBinLaden

    TereBinLaden Captain STAR MEMBER

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    No, I was talking about Technical details, history and other events so that we can enlighten our knowledge. My internet pack would be over in 25 mins. I might try some when I get back my internet :)
     
  7. Vritra

    Vritra Major ELITE MEMBER

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    [​IMG]


    I'm too sleepy to come up with anything more sophisticated than "Damn, that's a beautiful cockpit."
     
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    ^^^ is this cockpit is easy to handle by the pilot
    or this one
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. halloweene

    halloweene Major MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Different design philosophies...Wont comment :cheesy:
     
  10. Manmohan Yadav

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    Cockpit certainly looks like a spaceship control, great
     
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    Dassault Aviation promises Kaveri Engine on Rafale

    That means they will help to perfect our Engine, Isn't it
     
  12. Vritra

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    That is fairly old news. In the early stages of the MRCA (when it was officially still M-MRCA), Dassault had offered to fit the Kaveri engine on the Rafale to increase commonality with the Tejas, reduce production and maintenance costs, etc. This was still when there was a chance that the Kaveri would be ready in time for the Tejas. Snecma are now set to help solve the problems with Kaveri, but plans to integrate it into the Rafale have been shelved for now.
     
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    France Could Loan Rafales to Royal Navy



    PARIS --- The Anglo-French defense initiative announced last week did not mention bilateral cooperation on aircraft carriers because Britain still has to firm up its intentions in this field, according to France’s top weapons buyer.

    Lauren Collet-Billon, head of the Direction Generale de l’Armement, said during a Feb. 22 press conference here that Britain still has to finalize its aircraft carrier plans, including major technical options such as the kind of catapults it wants to fit to its new aircraft carriers, and what kind of aircraft these ships will finally operate. Initially, Britain wanted to buy the F-35B STOV/L variant to replace its Harriers, but subsequently shifted to the F-35C carrier variant which, like the entire program, has run into substantial technical difficulties.

    The F-35 “is an ambitious program, and like all ambitious programs it faces a number of challenges,” Collet-Billon said, adding that bilateral cooperation in the field of aircraft carriers will depend on how British programs.

    “If one day we have to lend Rafale Ms to the Royal Navy, why not? Personally, I’d find that very pleasing,” Collet-Billon said.

    Speaking during and after DGA’s annual results press conference, Collet-Billon and other DGA officials provided details on ongoing armament programs.

    -- Britain and France have nearly completed negotiations on their joint Anti-Navires Léger (ANL) lightweight anti-ship missile program, and expect a development contract to be awarded to MBDA this year, and possibly in a matter of months.

    -- The French army fully intends to buy the Watchkeeper UAV developed by Thales UK for the British Army, but this will be preceded by an in-depth evaluation. French army crews will train in Britain this year to operate the system, and will then evaluate Watchkeeper on French territory next year, with a view to awarding a procurement contract by late 2013.

    -- A French order is imminent for minirobots and drones for combat engineer units, which will use them for itinerary reconnaissance and clearing.

    -- Two contracts will be awarded as part of Anglo-French cooperation on UAVs. The first, worth about 50 million euros, will cover the assessment phase of the MALE drone, whose service introduction is planned around 2020. This contract will be awarded by France’s DGA on behalf of both countries, and will be overseen by a joint project office based at MoD’s procurement wing in Bristol. The goal is to firm up the project’s specifications, the industrial framework – including subcontractors and suppliers - and the development and production plans so the manufacturers will submit an offer for a fixed-price development contract by the end of 2012 or early 2013.

    -- The second contract, worth about 10 million euros, will fund the initial specifications of the UCAS combat drone. It will define an unmanned combat aircraft that will follow on to the Neuron demonstrator project managed by Dassault Aviation.

    -- Although it may buy tanker capacity from the Royal Air Force “if the flight hour price is affordable,” France intends to buy its own fleet of A330 tankers which are required to support the French air force’s sovereign nuclear strike mission. These will be ordered in 2013.

    -- Collet-Billon was dismissive of a future role for EADS in French UAV programs. When asked if the company and DGA were still talking on the subject, he noted that EADS had provided French forces with the Harfang UAV, “and we are in constant dialogue at least on this subject.”


    France Could Loan Rafales to Royal Navy
     
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