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  1. DrSomnath999

    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    bonjour ami!!

    i hope you are fine . recently france announced F4 upgrades for rafale . does india would be involved in that
    program ,or it is just reserved for french airforce

    i would be very happy if french involve us in their F4 program
    CHEERS
     
  2. DrSomnath999

    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    From the above source Pg 39


    AASL.JPG

    FRANCE DEVELOPING A LOW COST PGM OF 100KM CALLED AS
    AASL (Armament Air
    Sol Léger)

    []....{ ]
    Still in the field of air - ground strike,
    MBDA is preparing a compact and
    Stand-off (100 km / 100 kg) general use
    At low cost that will increase firepower
    Of the Rafale in scenarios of commitments
    Complex. Named AASL (Armament Air
    Sol Léger), this system targets the appointment
    Of the standard Rafale F4. On the basis of the AASL,
    An armaments family can be termed
    As an AS500 of 500 kg and always of
    100 km range. These armaments will equip
    Also the future combat drone (UCAV). ...{ ]
     
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    BON PLAN Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    See the interesting news about Meteor .... "studies are lauched to explore the potential of the missile body and propulsion for different uses" => it's clearly for me a study for a futur anti radar missile.
     
  5. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    That's actually nothing new...

    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/europeans-seek-out-radar-killer-135253/

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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    Malaysia only talking to Dassault about jets

    Reuters
    | March 31, 2017



    Only bilateral negotiation taking place now with no other party talking to Malaysia over purchase of combat aircraft, says French government.


    [​IMG]PARIS: Malaysia, which wants to buy up to 18 combat planes in a deal potentially worth more than US$2 billion (RM8.8 billion), is now talking to only one supplier, France’s Dassault Aviation, about its Rafale jets, a French government spokesman said on Thursday.

    “Negotiations have started. I believe there are now only negotiations with Dassault about the Rafale,” Stephane Le Foll told reporters in a briefing after a cabinet meeting.

    Pressed by Reuters on whether Dassault was the only manufacturer left in the running, Le Foll said: “There is now only a bilateral negotiation. There is no other operator.”

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Tuesday that he had discussed the possible purchase of Rafale fighters with Francois Hollande during the French president’s visit to Kuala Lumpur earlier this week, but the government was not yet ready to make a decision.

    Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein was reported in the media recently as saying the race for new fighter jets had narrowed to the Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon, built by Britain’s BAE Systems.

    Dassault Aviation declined comment on Le Foll’s remarks. BAE Systems had no immediate comment.

    A source in Malaysia’s defence ministry said last week that the Rafale was emerging as the frontrunner in the contest.

    Malaysia plans to replace the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s squadron of Russian MiG-29 combat planes, nearly half of which are grounded.

    France had struggled for years to secure its first foreign order for the Rafale. However, since making a breakthrough with a 2015 deal to sell 24 of the multi-role combat jets to Egypt, it has notched up several other orders.

    In May 2015, France and Qatar concluded a €6.3 billion deal for the sale of 24 Rafales and last September, India signed a deal to buy 36 Rafales for around US$8.7 billion, the country’s first major acquisition of combat planes in two decades.
    http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/ca...malaysia-only-talking-to-dassault-about-jets/
     
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    X_Killer Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Hi,
    The DEDIRA program will further improve the active stealth aspect of SPECTRA to bring down the frontal RCS of Rafale close to 0.0006m2. For reference, the unofficial frontal RCS of Raptor is 0.0001m2 without active cancellation, which is a Very Low observable (VLO) aircraft. DEDIRA is already integrated on a test Rafale numbered B301.

    And thanks to inform about the actual source
     
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  11. DrSomnath999

    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    Hi and welcome to our forum

    I like to inform you iaf rafale may not have dedira program influence ,it may be for f 4 or at best f 3r variants .



    CHEERS
     
  12. X_Killer

    X_Killer Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Thanks

    Yes, IAF has signed for F3R variant of RAFALE.
    It's not about the variant we are talking about. We are considering "RAFALE" as a product and if DEDIRA Project will become a success than those F3Rs will be Upgraded.
     
  13. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    DEDIRA testing is complete.
     
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    X_Killer Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Still studied on French air force's RAFALE B301
     
  15. Ved Mishra

    Ved Mishra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Hi welcome to this forum.
    What is F3R variant. Has Egypt and Qatar ordered the same? What exactly are Indian configuration?
     

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