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  1. Picdelamirand-oil

    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Specific payloads branch


    A specific industrial sector for payloads is developing in cooperation with the company DEFSYS, based in Gurgaon, near New Delhi.

    In 2018, it will assemble the CRB 201 pylon and the ADP 170 adapter for the respective payloads of 2000-litre tank and MICA intercept and air combat missiles under the Rafale wing, using kits supplied by Dassault Aviation, before producing them entirely, from 2019, with primary parts made by Indian companies.

    New transfers for the manufacture of drop tanks are being implemented, with the active support of the French company AEds.
     
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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Our Directorates-General, the Programme Directorates and the Legal and Insurance Directorates are mobilised. They contribute to the success of the project, in cooperation with the general management of industrial operations, Company industrial pilot of the Make in India, with the aim of the first take-off of the Falcon 2000 from Nagpur and, one day, that of the first Rafale manufactured in India.
     
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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    India has long been recognized as a centre of high competence in IT development. As part of Make in India, part of the development sub-contracting, usually awarded to French companies, has been entrusted to the Indians.
    [....]
    As with software development, some traditional engineering work will be carried out by Indian companies.
    An engineering centre is under study. Its mission will be to ensure local developments, such as the design of structural elements, support for production activities or the development of support systems.

    The challenge for the DGSI consists in making all the tools and Company reference systems available to Indian subcontractors and Dassault Aviation personnel in charge of supervising them, in an environment controlled and secured by us.

    The possibility of working in collaborative mode in India, as if the engineering centre were in Saint-Cloud, will mark the success of this project. It involves the establishment of a dedicated and efficient France-India gridded network, with an infrastructure managed from Saint-Cloud.
     
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    Finally, the objective is to deliver verified aircraft and products to customers that fully comply with their specifications.
    For the programme directorates, this translates into four major challenges.
    • Use the execution of the 36 Rafale Indiens contract to promote transfer scenarios in the fields of production, but also logistical support and studies in order to achieve the local manufacturing transfer rates necessary to obtain future contracts.
    • To associate Dassault Aviation, its subcontractors and its Indian partners through formal and rigorous processes of methodological transfers.
    • Meet deadlines in this new remote environment.
    • Controlling costs, seeking competitive gains to obtain a return on the major investments made.
    Means are implemented to manage the new Franco-Indian context and control the risks.
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    The experience gained will enable us to implement the expectations of the Make in India of future Indian Rafale contracts.
     
  5. DrSomnath999

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    Defense. The Rafale F4
    The Rafale, far from disappearing, aims to remain the best combat aircraft in the world.


    The time is not far where the French media ridiculed the Rafale of Dassault Aviation. They presented it as an unsellable relic and soon passed a time when France, in the Gaullist tradition, wanted to have defenses of its own instead of buying everything in the United States.

    Today the Rafale has finally made its export breakthrough with more than 144 aircraft ordered, including 96 farms. But we must also plan for the future. On January 14, on the assembly line of the Rafale in Mérignac, Florence Parly Defense Minister announced that the government wanted to launch research for a new version of the Rafale, says the standard F4, for which a budget of 2 billion, despite Restrict them, has already been planned. In addition the French armies intend to increase their acquisitions from 2022 bearing if possible on this new generation of Rafale, deliverable between 2022 and 2030.

    Recall that the Rafale is the product of a set of manufacturers including Dassault
    Aviation, Thales, Safran, MBDA-Missile Systems and dozens of subcontractors. Needless to say, each of them intends to reuse the acquired know-how in the context of other military and civilian products.

    The Rafale will thus increase its superiority over its European competitors, Eurofighter and Gripen. Needless to say also that at the same time the setbacks of the US program F-35, which turns to major political scandal, eliminate competition from the latter. European governments that had by servile complaisance with the United States, agreed to equip it, will probably have to fall back on the Rafale F4. They will not lose anything.

    As for the Russian Su-35 and Su-57, outside the Indian market where they are trying to regain the advantage on the Rafale, they are competing with him almost nowhere, especially since the Rafale has already done its proofs in various full-scale military engagements, which is not as far as we know the case for the Russians.

    The innovations of the F4 will mainly concern its capacity to operate data fusion within a joint and joint device. It will be able, through radio-based software, to collect and exchange real-time information with all weapons systems, air, land, naval, space, which will be engaged in a war zone. . Thus ships, ground troops, satellites, airplanes piloted and unmanned (UCAV) that will operate alongside him, can benefit from exchanges with them, either to be informed of the situation on the ground, or by performing certain missions on their behalf .

    The F4 will have a radar improvement over the current, di t EASA RBE2 , which may be specific for air-ground missions, most powerful in the air-air mode. In addition, the specialists noted that he will see his SPECTRA self-protection system or Fire Protection and Avoidance System and its improved jamming capabilities. Its frontal optronic sector (OSF) will be equipped with infrared. This will improve the nightly performance of the device so far reduced to a TV sensor for identifying and tracking aerial objectives.

    In addition, Thales will bring its expertise in real-time data management (Big Data) and artificial intelligence (AI) to the F4 to offer the F4 predictive maintenance tools that should not only significantly reduce cost of maintenance in operational condition but also to increase the rate of immediately available devices, which currently does not exceed the requirements of maintenance about 60%.

    We can think that the F4 will be a new step towards a Rafale F5, or MLU (Mid-Life Upgrade), which will see the durability of the controlled sector ensured beyond the horizon 2050, despite the risky predictions that the aircraft will be able to do without pilots on board.

    Finally, the F4 Rafale will be able to carry the missile AS4NG (fourth generation nuclear air-ground), a hypersonic missile capable of flying at more than 5,000 km / h and having to go into service by 2035. It will be able to compete with hypersonic missiles only Russia, China and, no doubt, the United States, which are currently trying to catch up in this area.

    It is hoped that the future French government will not question these programs, in the desire to better finance consumption or to comply with instructions from NATO.

    All factual data was obtained from the many F4 articles available online All of this data was obtained from the many F4 articles available online
    https://blogs.mediapart.fr/jean-paul-baquiast/blog/190719/defense-le-rafale-f4
     
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    36 Indian rafales will also get F4 radar upgrades ?
     

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