Dassault Rafale

Egypt orders 30 more Rafales

The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) has ordered a further 30 Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters to supplement the 24 aircraft previously ordered

Greece officially orders Rafales, associated support services and munitions

Greece’s acquisition of 18 Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters from France marked a major milestone on January 25 after the nation’s government signed three contracts covering the aircraft order, associated support services and munitions

Croatia receives final offers for MiG-21 replacement

The Croatian Ministry of Defence revealed on November 11 that it has received final offers from four government teams seeking to provide the country with a new multi-role fighter

France declares IOC of Talios pod on Rafale F3-R

The French Air and Space Force declared initial operational capability of the Talios laser designation pod on the Dassault Rafale F3-R multi-role fighter on October 29

Greece set for Dassault Rafale purchase

Greece announced on September 12 that it intends to procure 18 Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters as part of the government’s plans to strengthen its national military.

Indian Air Force inducts first Rafales into service

The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted its first five Dassault Rafale DH/EH multi-role fighters into operational service during a ceremony at Ambala Air Force Station (AFS) in northern India on September 10.

First Rafales reach India

Five Indian Air Force (IAF) Dassault Rafales took off from the company’s Mérignac Airport facility on July 27 to ferry the fighters to Ambala Air Force Station (AFS) in northern India.

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Flottille 11F: 100 Years of Fury!

The French Navy’s oldest fighter squadron, Flottille 11F, turned 100 last year. Bastien Otelli takes the opportunity to look back at its glorious past and to examine the latest evolution of the Rafale, as the unit becomes the first to receive the F3-R standard.

French/US Navy’s hold cross-deck interoperability exercises

The US Navy’s Nimitz-class USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) and the Marine Nationale’s (French Navy’s) FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) aircraft carriers have held cross-deck interoperability exercises.

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France's 'Big Stick'

As the Forces Aériennes Stratégiques begins its 56th year of continuous operations, Sébastien Buyck examines the capabilities of the air force’s arm of the French nuclear triad.