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Clement Charpentreau
Dassault and Thales to build the next French electronic spy plane

The French procurement and technology agency, Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) has awarded the Archange airborne strategic intelligence program to Dassault Aviation and Thales. This program will see three Dassault Falcon 8X being fitted with Thales electronic intelligence technologies....


AeroTime Extra
Top 5 future fighter jets of 2020

After the end of the Cold War, the idea of an open conflict between two nation-states seemed more unlikely. Military doctrines turned towards asymmetrical conflicts. As a consequence, the fighter planes found themselves confined to a ground support role. But the emergence of new global powers and the intensification of territorial tensions are pushing armed forces to reconsider the battlefield of tomorrow. In the event of seeing aerial superiorit...


Clement Charpentreau
UAE inks $800 million contracts for Mirage 2000 fleet

The United Arab Emirates has signed a $462 million contract with Dassault Aviation for the modernization of its Mirage 2000-9 fleet. In addition, the missile manufacturer MBDA was awarded a $350 million contract for ammunitions maintenance....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus reveals LOUT, a German secret stealth drone demonstrator

During the 2019 edition of its Trade Media Briefing on November 5, 2019, Airbus Defense and Space unveiled the existence of its “Low Observable UAV Testbed”, or LOUT....


Clement Charpentreau
Taiwan Mirage 2000 black box found two years after disappearance

The Taiwan Ocean Research Institute recovered the flight data recorder of a Taiwanese Mirage 2000 fighter jet that mysteriously disappeared off the country’s northeast coast two years ago....


Clement Charpentreau
France and Germany reach export agreement of future fighter jet

France and Germany signed an arms export agreement regarding weapons developed conjointly, a necessary step for the development of the Future Air Combat System (FCAS) by Dassault and Airbus....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus and Dassault urge their governments to act on the FCAS

This year, the Paris Air Show saw the signing of the agreement that set the legal framework for the joint development of the Future Air Combat System (FCAS) European fighter jet program started by France and Germany and recently joined by Spain. Since then, Dassault and Airbus have been eagerly waiting for the green light to start developing their demonstrators....


Clement Charpentreau
Dassault Aviation delivers its first Rafale fighter jet to India

Ten years after the initial request for tender, the Indian Minister of Defense, Shri Rajnath Singh, received the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets ordered from Dassault Aviation and destined to equip the Indian Air Force....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus and Boeing ready to drop the Canadian fighter jet tender?

Airbus and Boeing might consider withdrawing from the tender launched by Canada for new fighter jets. Both manufacturers allegedly believe that the process has been rigged in favor of Lockheed Martin....


Paris Air Show
Dassault and Airbus present the Future Air Combat System

A year after it was made official in ILA Berlin, the European fighter program unveiled itself a bit more during the Paris Air Show 2019....