Dassault Aviation

French Navy to receive new eyes in the sky from Dassault

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces has ordered from Dassault Aviation seven maritime surveillance and intervention planes for the French Navy, with an option for five others to be confirmed in 2025. The order, valued at €1.3 billion, will be a breath of fresh air for the French manufacturer in a time of crisis for the aviation industry....


French Mirage 2000 fighters kill 50 Islamic insurgents in Mali

During an operation of the French military in the Sahel region, airstrikes carried out by Dassault Mirage 2000D fighter jets helped neutralize at least 50 insurgents from a group affiliated with Al-Qaeda....


France to place Dassault Rafale fighter jet emergency order

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces confirmed an order for 12 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation to replace the second-hand aircraft taken from the French Air Force inventory for the benefit of Greece. The contract must be signed before the end of 2020....


Parisians alarmed by Dassault Rafale fighter jet sonic boom

Around noon on September 30, 2020, a loud explosion was heard in Paris and its outskirts, startling citizens. The sound was caused by a fighter plane that crossed the sound barrier to intercept an airliner....


France hopes to see European MALE drone contract signed in 2020

After years of stalling, the European MALE drone, or Eurodrone project, could finally move forward. French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly said she was confident an agreement would be reached among participating countries before the end of 2020....


Indian Air Force formally inducts Dassault Rafale fighter jet

The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted the Dassault Rafale fighter jet in the 17 Squadron 'Golden Arrows' at Air Force Station Ambala. The ceremony marks Rafale’s full operational entry into IAF....


Indian Rafales under Iranian fire during stopover in UAE

While ferrying between France and India, the first five Dassault Rafale fighter jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) stopped over for the night in Al Dhafra Air Base, in the United Arab Emirates. During their halt, the base went under high alert as three Iranian missiles crashed into the waters nearby....


First Indian Rafale fighter jets take off for Pakistan border

The first five Dassault Rafale fighter jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) took off from Merignac Air Base, in southwestern France. The aircraft will be ferried to Ambala Air Force Station, near Kashmir and the Pakistan border, within two days....


Sketching the 6th generation fighter jet

While countries are still developing the 5th-generation fighter jets, the most advanced so far, manufacturers around the world are already outlining the future of combat aircraft. Let's take a look at the most promising ones to try and decipher what could be the 6th generation fighter jets....


Fighter jet crash averted by defect in civil ejection incident

On March 20, 2019, a civilian passenger was accidentally ejected from a twin-seat Rafale B fighter jet as the aircraft was taking off from Saint-Dizier 113 airbase, eastern France. The final report of the French investigation bureau for State aviation safety (BEA-E) on the incident outlines a chain reaction of both human and technical failures, one of which unexpectedly prevented the fighter jet from crashing....