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First six Rafales delivered to the Croatian Air Force

The first six of 12 Dassault Rafale F3-Rs for the Croatian Air Force were flown to Croatia on April 25.

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Croatia’s Cold War-era MiG-21 fighter fleet enters twilight months of service

As originally planned, the Croatian Air Force is set to begin retiring its aging fleet of Cold War-era MiG-21 Fishbed fighters in the coming months, with the type being replaced by a fleet of second-hand Dassault Rafale B/Cs

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France offering Rafale fighters to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan?

Multiple media reports suggest that France is offering the Dassault Rafale to the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and have been working on a sales campaign for “several months”

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France hands over first dual-seat Rafale fighter to Croatia

The first dual-seat Dassault Rafale B for the Croatian Air Force was officially handed over during a ceremony at Mont-de-Marsan Air Base (BA118) on October 2, which was attended by Croatian Defence Minister Mario Banožić and other high-ranking political and military personnel

Indonesia opts for more Dassault Rafales

A further 18 Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters have been ordered by the Indonesian Air Force in a deal confirmed on August 10

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Indian Navy opts for Rafale over F/A-18E/F to replace Fulcrum fleet

New Delhi has formally announced the selection of the Rafale Marine (M) multi-role fighter to replace the Indian Navy’s ageing Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29K/KUB Fulcrum-D fleet, marking a major export boost for Dassault Aviation and another loss for Boeing’s continued push to sell more F/A-18E/F Super Hornets

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How Greece is getting to grips with the Dassault Rafale

The Hellenic Air Force is replacing its Mirage 2000s with Rafales. Babak Taghvaee details 332 Mira’s work up on the new type, culminating with a debut at Exercise Iniochos – Greece’s answer to Red Flag

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Defending French airspace: Inside Mirage 2000-5 ops from Luxeuil

The Groupe de Chasse 1/2 ‘Cigognes’ has long been a lynchpin in French aviation. Dedicated to air defence missions, the high specialisation of its crews is one of its key assets and more than makes up for the age of their mount, the Dassault Mirage 2000-5F. Giovanni Colla, Daniele Faccioli and Remo Guidi paid the group a visit to find out more

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GALLERY: French Dassault Rafales defending Europe's eastern flank

French Air and Space Force Dassault Rafales recently took over as the augmenting nation for NATO’s Baltic Air Policing. Bartek Bera looks at the Rafale’s role in defending Europe’s Eastern flank

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NATO aircraft descend on Lossiemouth for major exercise

RAF Lossiemouth is playing a major role in NATO’s Exercise Formidable Shield, which started on May 8 and runs until May 26.