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  1. Sancho

    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    The F3R is basically only important for French Rafales and possible NATO members that want to procure it.

    Only the highlighted parts will be of interest for India, since the rest will be customized to be compatible with IAF's fleet. Own data links and IFF, same Litening pod as all IAF fighters uses, HMS and probably some customized weapons, that's pretty much what we wI'll know openly.
    One doesn't need to be a medium to understand that these fighters might be IAFs nuclear strike platform and that some parts of the costly customisations might be with that in mind.
     
  2. DrSomnath999

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    Egyptian Rafale fighter pilots outperform Qataris: French Aviation Magazine




    As part of the bilateral military co-operation between Egypt and France, Dassault Aviation, a multinational Rafale fighter manufacturing company named based in France, delivered three Rafale fighters to Egypt on Wednesday which represents the third batch of the total deal of 24 fighters, according to a statement released by the official army spokesperson on Facebook.

    This Egypt-France deal is the first of its kind. For France to sell Rafale fighters to any country, as was the case in February 2015, was unprecedented.

    The deal also includes training Egyptian fighter pilots in these imported Rafale fighters in France. The Egyptian pilots' performance was reported to be superior to their Qatari counterparts who were also at the training center following their country signing similar deals with France.

    In May 2015, a month before the delivery of the first three Rafale fighters to Egypt, Qatar signed a similar deal with Dassault Aviation for 24 Rafale fighters. The signing took place in Doha in the presence of French President François Hollande.

    The terms of the Qatari purchase contract also included training 36 Qatari fighter pilots and 100 Qatari technicians in an affiliated training center. The training was planned to be carried out under the supervision of high-ranking French military experts, according to the Qatari-based news channel Al-Jazeera.

    According to a report published by Reuters in 2015, instructing foreigners at the Rafale training centre, based in France, was perceived as a remarkable endeavor -- it is the first time the centre opened its doors to foreign trainees.

    The report mentioned that the Egyptian fighters underwent an intensive training program in order to qualify them to use the Rafale fighters at the New Suez Canal inauguration in August 2015.

    French weekly aviation magazine Air & Cosmos issued a report in February, indicating a huge difference between Qatari and Egyptian fighter pilots' training levels and results in the Rafale training center.

    Contrary to the fast-paced and strenuous training the Egyptians received, the Qatari fighter pilots were not on the same level as the Egyptian Rafale fighters’ considerable experience and quick understanding of the technology, according to the report.

    The inexperienced and young Qatari pilots, on the other hand, would need to train for thousands of hours, the magazine said.

    Concerning the delivery time agreed with Qatar, several media reports stemming from France 24 said Qatar will receive 11 fighters annually starting from mid-2018 at a cost of €6.3 billion.

    Since the signing between Egypt and France in 2015, the Egyptian Air Forces has received nine of the 24 fighters that were agreed upon. Dassault Aviation company delivered the first batch of three Rafale fighters in July 2015, followed by the second batch of three fighters in January 2016.

    The Rafale fighters are equipped with high-quality aerial war technology and armament that enable them to reach numerous targets simultaneously; therefore, these fighters are in high demand from several countries that seek to enhance their aerial defense abilities.

    Several countries like the United Arab of Emirates, Saudi Arabia and India have expressed interest in purchasing these fighters. French media has reported that there are ongoing discussions between Dassault Aviation and the UAE for 12 Rafale fighters; however, no official confirmation from either side has yet been released.
    http://www.egyptindependent.com/new...s-outperform-qataris-french-aviation-magazine
     
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    Four Rafale Marine now deployed in Jordan


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    The number of Rafales deployed in the Levant has evolved from 12 to 14. This was expected since the return of the carrier CdG Toulon.

    Since March 31, 4 Rafale of the Navy are deployed at the proposed airbase in Jordan, alongside four Rafale of the Air Force. Two Rafale Air have returned to the metropolis since.

    Six more Rafale are deployed to the UAE.

    An ATL2 is also engaged for reconnaissance missions and punctual strikes.

    https://translate.google.com/transl...yes-en-jordanie-17902.html&edit-text=&act=url
     
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    The Rafale F4 on the horizon.
    Posted By: Yves Pagot on:March 22, 2017
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    Rafale Solo Display. Photo Vincent Massé.

    On Monday 20 March, at the Ministerial Committee on Investment, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced the launch of the first development work on the Rafale to the F4 standard. It is known that the future F3-R standard will be available next year and will include the integration of the MBDA Meteor long range missile, the new Talios designation platform in Thalès, new modes for the AESA RBE2 radar, Spectra Improvements ...

    However, it is nevertheless necessary to consider the evolution of the aircraft in the light of threats, in particular the emergence and proliferation of sophisticated anti-aircraft integrated denial-of-access networks based, for example, S300 systems and their successors. These networks include airplanes, ships, and very short range, interconnected, shielded, often mobile, wide area missile systems.

    To attack such defensive networks, it is becoming increasingly necessary to coordinate offensive forces in a very narrow way, to create genuine "counter-networks" networks.Feedback from coalition wars (Libya, Syria, etc.) or multinational exercises (to a certain extent "Trilat" and especially "BoldQuest", focusing on interoperability) clearly show this need, both within French forces, but also international coalitions (the famous L-16 link still having a few years ...). These networks allow command and operators to have a clear and unified "real-time" tactical situation for rapid decision-making and mission execution.

    Of course, this type of capability already exists more or less within the armed forces, for example via the "Alliance" software of the air force, but the evolution of the technologies allows the arrival of systems much more powerful .

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    Tactical situation during the Serpentex 2014 exercise in Mont-de-Marsan

    This axis will, according to our information, be at the heart of the standard F4, available around 2025. It should thus appear on the Rafale, a discrete and very high-speed intra patrol data link allowing sharing images, streaming, etc. in real time. The Rafale should also be equipped with a satellite link operating in a different band than the civil ones, of digital radios (system "contact"), to communicate via a communications server ...

    This axis can be found in the Ministry's press release, as well as an evolution of the sensors and the motorization of the missiles.

    Regarding the motorization, it is known that the current power is considered sufficient by the air force. However, some customers operating under specific conditions in hot conditions at high altitudes (eg India), or from STOBAR aircraft carriers (take-off using a springboard and landing with India) would certainly welcome an increase in power. On the other hand, one of the "universal" laws of combat aviation is the increasing number of aircraft versions as they evolve, hence the need for more power. Finally, the arrival of increasingly powerful electronic systems, consuming electrical energy and cooling, implies increasingly important electric generations. New alloys to increase the temperature of the hot parts (and thus the engine efficiency) are being tested at DGA propulsion. An increase in power, without a redesign of the air inlets allowing a greater flow, however seems impossible beyond 8.2-8.3t of heating power.

    Concerning missiles, the development of the MICA replacement, the MICA "NG" was registered some time ago, with a new self-steering and a new propulsion. Finally, it is known that the AASM program is in full evolution (we will return soon in a new article).

    Finally, electronics and optronics (sensors) are areas that evolve extremely fast.Abandoned a few years ago when OSF-IT appeared, the IR (infra red) channel of the OSF (front sector optronics) is again on the way to being renewed (OSF IRST) as well as l 'Attests a recent job offer on the site of Thales dating from the beginning of the month. As for the AESA RBE2 radar, if its conversion with more efficient Gallium Nitride (GaN) modules has been delayed because it is too costly at the present time, it is an increasingly relevant route for the future, particularly in the context of Electronic warfare.

    It will also be necessary to secure all these communications. The new version of the FA-18 "Growler" will use, for example, active cancellation to suppress UHF band interference for its radios. Securing is one of the challenges of networking.

    It can be seen that if this launch seems premature for some, it responds to a logic of scalability of the program imposed by the rapid mutation of the threats to be faced and the mass arrival of the concept of "netcentric warfare" (war network-centered ) Which is becoming more and more important.
    https://translate.google.com/transl...-rafale-f4-a-lhorizon.html&edit-text=&act=url

    P.S Do i know the author, the author's name look familiar
    :king smiley:
     
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    Rafale in the sky of Cairo
    France has delivered three new Rafale combat aircraft to Egypt, under a $ 5.6 billion contract signed in 2015 between Cairo and Paris.


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    Defense Minister Sedqi Sobhi issued a statement on 5 April, announcing that France has delivered three new Rafale combat aircraft to Egypt. The contract for the sale of arms was concluded between the two countries in February 2015 and concerned the purchase by Egypt of 24 Rafale fighters and a multi-purpose frigate for a total of $ 5.6 billion. The three new aircraft are the third batch of aircraft delivered to Egypt.To celebrate the event, Egyptian pilots - specially trained by the French Air Force on the Mont-de-Marsan and Saint-Dizier air bases - demonstrated with the Rafales in the skies of Cairo.


    Before the delivery of these three new aircraft, the Egyptian army had already received the frigate and two batches of Rafale, which now makes a total of six hunters. The first three Rafale and the frigate were delivered by France in July 2015. In October 2015, Egypt and France signed an agreement for the sale of two Military Protection and Command Buildings (BPCs), also known as Mistral.

    Egypt was the first country to buy the Dassault Aviation combat aircraft . This acquisition is part of its strategy to strengthen its defense capabilities. According to the experts, the acquisition by Egypt of a fleet of Rafale fighter aircraft will strengthen its military capabilities and intervention in the fight against terrorism. " These new modern and sophisticated equipment reinforce the capabilities of the Egyptian army. The Rafales can precisely target distant lenses and can carry up to 9 tons of weapons on board. The acquisition of these hunters propels the Egyptian army among the most powerful in the world, "said General Hicham Halabi, a professor at Nasser Military Academy.

    By modernizing its weapons in this way, Egypt becomes less dependent on the United States, which was one of its main suppliers of weapons. Since 2014, Egypt has decided to diversify its suppliers of military equipment. By 2016, Egypt had bought two Mistral-class vessels from France and is currently in discussions with Russia on the purchase of embarked helicopters to equip the two ships. In addition, Egypt bought two German 209/1400 submarines, the first of which was delivered in 2016.
    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http://hebdo.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/0/1/130/22768/Les-Rafale-dans-le-ciel-du-Caire.aspx&edit-text=&act=url
     
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    incredible stopping at air by french rafale


    it stopped and moved as if it had TVC :badass:
     
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