Dassault Rafale

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French Rafales involved in mid-air collision during air show

A pair of French Air and Space Force-operated Dassault Rafale C multi-role fighters collided in mid-air during a display at an air show, held at Cognac-Châteaubernard Air Base (BA 709) in southwestern France on May 22

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Analysis: Europe's fighter fleets

Faced with competition from the US, European aerospace firms are pressing ahead with fourth- and 4.5-generation platforms such as the Gripen, Typhoon and Rafale

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BASE REPORT: French presence at Djibouti

Djibouti calls the tune for French forces in the Horn of Africa, offering a secure base in a volatile region. Combat Aircraft Journal was granted exclusive access in January 2022

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Inside France's sophisticated air defence network

We report on the Posture Permanente de Sûreté Aérienne, which mobilises 500 aviators daily to face any potential aerial threat

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Dassault Rafale: Greece’s game changer?

With the Hellenic Air Force taking delivery of its first Dassault Rafales in January, Babak Taghvaee reviews all aspects of Greece’s procurement of the type in the country’s ongoing bid for air supremacy over the Aegean

BREAKING: Indonesia to buy 42 Rafales

Indonesia has ordered 42 “latest-generation” Rafales which was announced at a ceremony today (February 10) in Jakarta, as previously reported by Key.Aero.

An order for the Rafale is expected from Indonesia. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Cribelar News Premium

EXCLUSIVE: Indonesia Rafale announcement imminent

Indonesia is set to purchase the Dassault Rafale multirole fighter according to Key.Aero sources, although the number, which was originally believed to be 30, has not been confirmed.

First six Greek Rafales delivered

Delivery of the first six Hellenic Air Force (HAF) Dassault Rafales to Greece was completed on January 19

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Inside the French Air and Space Force's latest Rafale squadron

Escadron de Chasse 3/30 ‘Lorraine’ boasts a long and glorious history, but it is also the latest fighter squadron in the French Air and Space Force to adopt the Dassault Rafale, as we explain

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Croatia formally signs for Rafale acquisition

After selecting the Dassault Rafale F3-R as the winner of its Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft programme, the Croatian government has officially signed an acquisition agreement with its French counterpart and will become the third European nation to equip itself with the type