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    Most interesting part will be retex abou interoperability. Specially bteween these unit that are used to be frontline...

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    Cmdr. Patrick Baker, executive officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213, told reporters that his F/A-18F Super Hornet squadron had seen “almost seamless operations with the French Rafales and Hawkeyes onboard. … One of the things I’ve taken away from this is, if there ever is an opportunity or a situation that develops, the French do bring a unique, complementary capability to a U.S. carrier air wing that could definitely assist us in strengthening our regional and our maritime capability.”


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    I notice it says 'TOMCATTERS' on the fuel tank under than F-18E.

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    I notice it says 'TOMCATTERS' on the fuel tank under than F-18E.
    VF-31. They had the name Tomcatters before the F-14.

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    Rafale and Spad Xiii. 100 years of mil aviation. Enjoy!

    https://twitter.com/EliSaCaffin/stat...99820806410243

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    Sorry I can't enjoy a vertical video, whatever the content is
    The Rafale international forum :
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    Still funny to see SPAD flying faster than RAfale. Would trigger some heart attacks on F16.net (e.G. that portuguese kid...)

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    Joint US/French Operation:

    The relationships being built during this exercise will matter when it comes time to operate together in combat conditions,” said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson while onboard the Bush on May 14 with his French counterpart, Adm. Christophe Prazuck.
    “So we’re proud to be operating side-by-side with our French allies as we deepen our interoperability.
    “As described in the National Defense Strategy, we’ll need combined training like this to become habitual so that we are prepared to compete and win in this new era of great power competition.”
    There could be more international training and experimentation going on off the U.S. East Coast in September, when the newest British aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth expected to arrive to conduct her first F-35B Joint Strike Fighter VTOL operations, U.S. Navy sources tell Navy Times
    Imagine if we had some F-35B too on a modernized class of Garibaldi carrier to protect the outremer territories and contribute to mass effect in near peer situation by embarking on RN or USMC bigger carrier.

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    Last edited by TomcatViP; 21st May 2018 at 13:35.

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    I never said tat a small amount of F-35 would not be a good idea for France.

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    It wouldn't escape any attentive reader that this had to be written on Pentecost day

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    F-35 (and furthermore B) cou:d fill as a specific niche. Much depends on FCAS DP progress i guess.

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    This is the Rafale thread. Let's keep it that way.

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    Serge Dassault is dead at the age of 93 at his office in Paris.

    https://www.ft.com/content/8beeca0c-...2-9563a0613e56

    Amazing that a company like Dassault is still mostly a familly run business, good old fashioned business model. What a contrast with other manufacturer.


    Serge Dassault, the billionaire French defence industrialist and politician, has died at his office in Paris aged 93.

    Mr Dassault — who had headed a sprawling business empire that included a controlling stake in Dassault Aviation, maker of the Rafale fighter jet — suffered a heart attack at the group’s Paris headquarters on Monday.

    “The Dassault family is saddened to announce the death of Mr Serge Dassault, today, May 28, 2018, in the afternoon, at his office at the Champs-Élysées Roundabout Marcel-Dassault, following a heart attack at the age of 93,” said his family in a statement published on the website of French conservative newspaper Le Figaro, which is owned by the group.

    French president Emmanuel Macron said after the news: “In Serge Dassault, France lost a man who devoted his life to developing a flagship of French industry.”

    Mr Dassault was a conservative politician, former French senator and head of one of France’s great industrial families.

    He was chief executive of the family holding company Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault, which has a 62 per cent stake in Dassault Aviation and through that a 25 per cent stake in French defence electronics group Thales. The company also owns a winery, Château Dassault, and Artcurial, the auction house.

    According to Le Figaro, leading up to his death “Serge Dassault had never thought of retiring and came to the office every day. In recent months, he had — a little — lightened his schedule.”

    Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, said: “With the disappearance of Serge Dassault, France loses a great industrialist, the world of aviation a pioneer, public opinion a great boss of the press, and I, more simply, a friend.”

    Although undeniably successful in his own right, Mr Dassault was often compared to his powerful father, with whom he had a difficult relationship.

    He was the son of the industrialist Marcel Bloch, who survived the Nazi concentration camps and changed his name to Dassault after the war. His father founded the aircraft company Dassault and helped it flourish thanks to his connections with the French state.

    Dassault was the alias of Marcel’s brother when he was part of the French resistance.

    Serge Dassault, as group patriarch, had courted controversy even as his expansion of his family’s business empire since taking the helm gave him influence in politics and the defence sector.

    Last year, Mr Dassault was found guilty of fraud by a Paris court after failing to fully disclose his wealth to the tax authorities. He was fined €2m and handed a five-year ban from public office. He had been appealing against the decision.

    He had previously been stripped of the mayorship of Corbeil-Essonne in 2009 after France’s highest administrative court found he had provided gifts to voters that could have affected the outcome of his election.

    Mr Dassault had admitted using his immense fortune — he was the fifth richest man in France with a fortune of more than €20bn according to Challenges magazine — to help people and organisations in Corbeil-Essonne. However, he always denied that any of that help was given in return for electoral support.

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    Serge Dassault is dead at the age of 93 at his office in Paris.
    Heart attack. RIP.

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    Already posted somewhere... For the sake of information, at one moment, the pilot is saying to the journalist that they had reached mach 1.7 (if you look at the video, with 3 tanks). Conclusion of Ric "kiddo" nunes (on F-16) : the video is edited
    Last edited by halloweene; 8th June 2018 at 21:45.

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    This mmorning, RSD (Rafale Solo Display) did a quick pass at Mach Loop. Be ready for avalanche of photos.
    Last edited by halloweene; 11th June 2018 at 12:27.

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    Sorry WAS to do, but was canceled by UK flight safety agency (dunno why)

    Aother Cosford... Another Trophy for Rafale... https://scontent-cdt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...33&oe=5BB555F1

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    This is how the Rafale won the RAF Cosford trophy - superb!
    https://youtu.be/X9-p6zfsYqI

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    https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises...de-784460.html

    24 more rafales for Egypt likely after the visit of Egyptian Mindef in Paris.

    According to La Tribune, the ITAR issue with the Scalp missiles has been solved. 1) US agreed not to block the sale anymore after discreet negociations during last French president visit to the US 2) Work is underway so that the SCALP will be fully ITAR free

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    Dassault Aviation, in its 2018 first half-yearly financial release statement stated that the company has a backlog of 111 Rafale fighter jets as of June 30, 2018.
    Full story: http://www.defenseworld.net/news/230...s#.W1Hd9fZuJD8

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    Option taken from Qatar for 36 more rafales on top of the 24 already ordered :

    Le Qatar a également pris une nouvelle option pour 36 appareils de plus.
    http://www.lefigaro.fr/societes/2018...ut-avancer.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle1 View Post
    Option taken from Qatar for 36 more rafales on top of the 24 already ordered :



    http://www.lefigaro.fr/societes/2018...ut-avancer.php
    No, Qatar signed a contract in 2015 for 24 Rafales, a second one in 2017, for 12 Rafales, that brings the total to 36. When they signed this second batch Qatar signaled that another batch of 36 could be bought, that possibility has not been taken till now.
    Mind you, the Qataris have signalled options for more Rafales, Phoons and Eagles... Strange chaps.

    Cheers
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    not so strange if one considers that, beyond buying aircraft, they're buying influence...

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    Qatar is having some issues financing a Typhoon purchase, so I wonder what the means for the Eagle and Rafale orders?

    https://www.thenational.ae/world/fig...-trip-1.753294

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sintra View Post
    Mind you, the Qataris have signalled options for more Rafales, Phoons and Eagles... Strange chaps.
    To think just a few years ago, the QEAF used to consist of just 12 Mirages.. which it was trying to offload to another operator.

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    It's puzzling that Qatar wants to pay for the Typhoons with a loan. It's reckoned to have plenty of reserves.
    Juris praecepta sunt haec: honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere.
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    Loans at a good Rate might look attractives when you need to keep some hard currencies. It's also a political bargain in times of crisis (lender will favorably see no future but with you in power).

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    Qatar is having some issues financing a Typhoon purchase, so I wonder what the means for the Eagle and Rafale orders?

    https://www.thenational.ae/world/fig...-trip-1.753294
    not necessarily much... with loan costs so low as today, they may simply find more interesting to borrow some cash for almost nothing and let their own cash generate profit (higher than what the loan cost them)

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    High flying Rafales go supersonic over rural France


    3 Supersonic bangs were heard on the 7th of August around 11:30 am shaking walls and windows […] "Both planes flew at 50k ft, well above airlines corridors were they are allowed to do this" comments the AdlA
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