Dassault Rafale

Indian and French Air Forces to conduct joint exercise

French and Indian Rafale fighters will fly together in the Desert Knight 21 exercise, one of the stops of the French Air Force’s “Skyros” campaign....


Greek parliament approves Dassault Rafale fighters order

The Greek parliament approved the order for 18 Dassault Rafale fighters. An agreement with France should be signed by the end of January 2021....


France to host Atlantic Trident exercise for the first time

For the 3rd edition of Atlantic Trident, a French airbase will host the exercise attended by air forces from France, the United States, and the United Kingdom...


Qatar Emiri Air Force performs impressive “elephant walk”

The Qatar Emiri Air Force performed a so-called “elephant walk” that mobilized most of its aircraft fleet on one runway, including its newly acquired Dassault Rafale fighter jets....


Indonesia eager to order Dassault Rafale jets by 2021

French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly confirmed that her Indonesian counterpart was eager to acquire 36 Dassault Rafale jets as soon as possible....


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....


From modern to vintage: new expansion of Indian fighter jet fleet

In a span of several days, Indian Air Force (IAF) confirmed an intention to purchase a number of new fighter jet aircraft, including refurbished Soviet-made Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29s. It also considers buying more Dassault Rafales....


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....


First Indian female fighter jet pilot upgrades to Dassault Rafale

Lieutenant Avani Chaturvedi, the first female pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to have completed a solo flight, will make history again. Assigned to the Squadron No. 17 “Golden Arrows”, she will pilot the Dassault Rafale fighter jet, the latest addition to the IAF arsenal....


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....