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India Rafale jet deal
« on: September 25, 2016, 12:27:36 AM »
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Indian Ministers Approve Rafale Fighter Jet Deal
By: Agence France-Presse, September 21, 2016
NEW DELHI —  An Indian cabinet committee gave its approval Wednesday to a long-delayed deal for the purchase of 36 fighter jets from France's Dassault, as the country looks to counter China's growing military clout.

A senior Defence Ministry official said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet Committee on Security had given its green light to the multibillion-dollar Rafale jet purchase at a meeting in New Delhi and that the defense ministers of both France and India would ink the agreement on Friday.

"The deal was approved at the meeting in the evening," the official told Agence France-Presse on condition of anonymity.

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090719-N-6854D-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 19, 2009) - A French Dassault Rafale approaches for a touch and go on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a coalition training exercise.  The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility after a regularly scheduled five month deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Maritime Security Operations.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Dasbach/Released)
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Re: India Rafale jet deal
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 03:58:06 PM »
Rafale jets to be delivered to India in 2019
By Manu Pubby

BENGALURU: The first Rafale fighter jets will be delivered to India in 2019 and France is in discussions to assist in the domestic next generation Advanced Multirole Combat Aircraft (AMCA) as part of the offset obligations of the fighter jet deal, Dassault CEO Eric Trappier has said. The French side, however, feels that a larger order of close to 200 Rafale jets would be ideal to transfer high-end technology and manufacturing capabilities to India at a “competitive level”.

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The Dassault CEO made a strong case for the Rafale for an upcoming Indian Navy requirement for carrier borne jets, saying the Rafale is the only jet with dedicated air force and naval versions. "We want to continue beyond the 36 jets on order. The requirement is around 200 jets for India and a naval order as well," he said.

Dassault, however, believes that the current order of 36 jets would not be sufficient to transfer high-end manufacturing or technology to India. Trappier said extra orders would need to be placed by 2017-18 to come up with a larger Make in India plan that would involve shifting heavy work.

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Re: India Rafale jet deal
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 04:11:44 PM »
Can’t advance Rafale deliveries: Dassault
Dinakar Peri
BENGALURU, February 16, 2017 03:04 IST
Updated: February 16, 2017 04:07 IST

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/Can%E2%80%99t-advance-Rafale-deliveries-Dassault/article17309183.ece

Responding to India’s request to advance the delivery schedule of Rafale fighter jets, the manufacturer Dassault Aviation has stated that it was not possible as the jets have to be customised.

“We are discussing the issue with the IAF. There is a schedule in the contract. It is difficult to speed up production of a new aircraft. If it is matter of weeks, yes we can,” Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation, told a select group of journalists at Aero India here on Wednesday.

India ordered 36 jets last year from France and deliveries are scheduled between 2019 and 2022.

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Re: India Rafale jet deal
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Re: India Rafale jet deal
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 02:17:07 PM »
From: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/why-has-india-struggled-to-buy-fighter-aircraft/article20915834.ece

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What is the deal for Rafale?

In 2015, visiting Paris, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise announcement to buy 36 Rafale jets in a fly-away condition through an inter-governmental agreement, citing “critical operational necessity” of the IAF. After some tough negotiations in September 2016 the two countries concluded a €7.87-billion deal for 36 aircraft, spares, weapons and a five-year maintenance guarantee. This was the first fighter aircraft deal India had signed since the purchase of Sukhoi from Russia in the late 1990s. Deliveries are scheduled between 2019 and 2022. However, 36 is too small a number to meet the requirements or even make operational viability for maintenance and support. Over the last few weeks, a controversy has been raging over the Rafale deal for 36 jets. The Congress has raised questions about the high cost per aircraft, about ₹1,640 crore, without any technology transfer, the relatively small number, and also alleged that procedures were circumvented in the announcement.

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Re: India Rafale jet deal
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 04:41:07 AM »
India reveals cost of Rafale procurement | Janes - 13 March 2018
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In his parliamentary reply, Bhamre also compared the cost of the Rafale programme to the previously quoted price of USD10.2 billion for 126 Rafales under the scrapped Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) competition. Bhamre said the cost of the terminated MMRCA programme did not include technology transfers under offset.

Bhamre said, “The inter-governmental agreement (IGA) for [the] supply of 36 Rafale aircraft envisages [the] supply of aircraft in a fly-away condition along with associated equipment. The earlier proposal in the procurement of 126 aircraft involved licensed manufacturing only and not transfers of technology. It [the MMRCA procurement] was never finalised.”

Making reference to the agreement to procure 36 Rafales, he added, “The cost of each Rafale aircraft is approximately INR670 crore [or INR6.7 billion] at the prevailing exchange rate of November 2016, without associated equipment, weapons, India-specific enhancements, maintenance support, and services.”

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Re: India Rafale jet deal
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 09:45:52 AM »
IAF teams to start Rafale training
Rahul Bedi, New Delhi - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
11 September 2018

https://www.janes.com/article/82907/iaf-teams-to-start-rafale-training?utm_campaign=CL_%20Jane%27s%20360-Sept-12-2018_PC5308_e-production_E-16099_KP_0912_0645&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
   
A six-member IAF team has left for France to train on Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft (pictured). Source: Dassault
A six-member team from the Indian Air Force (IAF) has left for France to train on Dassault Rafale fighters: a move that comes a little over two years after New Delhi ordered 36 of the multirole combat aircraft for EUR7.9 billion (USD9.16 billion) via an intergovernmental agreement.

Official sources told Jane's that the team, which comprises a fighter pilot, an engineer, and four technicians, will receive instruction on the Rafales over the next few months at the Saint Dizier-Robinson Air Base in eastern France, and will be followed by other IAF personnel who will undergo similar training.

The sources said that these IAF teams will eventually fly the Rafales to India, in keeping with the agreed delivery schedule that is set to begin in September 2019 and be completed by April 2022.

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Re: India Rafale jet deal
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2018, 11:59:52 PM »
Supreme Court of India finds no wrongdoing in Rafale procurement | Janes - 17 December 2018
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The verdict, which was published on 14 December, followed the Supreme Court's study of the procurement and the submission of a series of petitions raising concerns about the acquisition programme. The court said these petitions raised three main areas of concern: the procurement process, pricing, and the selection of Indian offset partners.

The Supreme Court said in its judgment, "We have studied the material carefully. We have also had the benefit of interacting with senior air force officers who answered court queries in respect of different aspects, including that of the acquisition process and pricing.

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Re: India Rafale jet deal
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2019, 10:11:33 AM »
India to acquire 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets | Air Recognition - 04 March 2019 15:13
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ndia has ordered 36 planes from Dassault Aviation as part of a modernization program of the air force which is phasing out its Soviet-era planes. In January, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman had informed Parliament that under the Rafale deal finalised by the NDA government, the delivery of first Rafale aircraft will take place in 2019, while the last of the 36 jets will be delivered in 2022.

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Re: India Rafale jet deal
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2019, 06:30:21 AM »
Indian Air Force to receive first Rafale fighter jet in September | Air Recognition - 28 June 2019 16:34
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In 2016, India signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition for $US 8.8 billion. Out of the 36 Rafales ordered for the IAF, 28 are single-seat jets, designated Rafale EH, and the remaining are dual-seat jets, designated Rafale DH.

Dassault Rafale is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by the French aircraft manufacturer, Dassault Aviation. Equipped with a wide range of weapons, the Rafale is intended to perform air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence missions. The Rafale is referred to as an “omnirole” aircraft by Dassault.

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Re: India Rafale jet deal
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2019, 07:01:41 AM »
First Indian Air Force Rafale handover to the Government of India | Air Recognition - 08 October 2019 14:25
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The handover of the first IAF Rafale, materializes the determination of the French Authorities to fulfill the expectations and needs of the Government of India to comfort India’s protection and sovereignty and illustrates the exemplary cooperation between Dassault Aviation and the Indian Air Force, one of the most remarkable partner Dassault Aviation’s has ever worked with.

The setup of the Dassault Reliance JV (DRAL) production facility in Nagpur as well as the significant support of  the educational and scientific policy of the Indian Government through the establishing of an engineering center in Pune, the creation of the “Dassault Skill Academy“ and the implementation of a vocational training programme “Aeronautical Structure and Equipment Fitter“, demonstrate Dassault Aviation full commitment to the “Make in India“ and “Skill India“ initiatives in building the foundations for a national aerospace and defence ecosystem to become a worldwide reference of the sector.

Supported by Dassault Aviation partners, Thales already present in Nagpur, Safran to inaugurate its facility in Hyderabad as well as the French aeronautics and defence community among which twenty companies are already settled in India, this approach will mutually benefit both Indian and French industries and will contribute to guaranty both countries to meet tomorrow’s aeronautical challenges.


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Re: India Rafale jet deal
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2021, 06:24:59 AM »
India gets Rafale fighter jets from France, boosting its air force
By Brad Lendon and Manveena Suri, CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/30/asia/india-france-rafale-jet-fighters-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

Updated 12:29 AM ET, Thu July 30, 2020

Dehli, India (CNN)Five French-made jet fighters arrived in India on Wednesday, the first of 36 New Dehli ordered as it moves to upgrade its air force amid a spike in tensions with China.

"The Birds have landed safely in Ambala," Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted. "The touchdown of Rafale combat aircrafts in India marks the beginning of a new era in our military history."

Singh said the twin-engine, multirole fighters would "revolutionize" the Indian Air Force (IAF). Ordered in 2016, they come in one-seat or two-seat versions and can be armed with air-to-air, air-to-ground and anti-ship missiles as well as a 30mm cannon, according to the manufacturer, Dassault Aviation.

Dassault also touts the Rafale's Flight Control System, which includes the ability for it to fly on autopilot in a terrain-following mode in all weather conditions.

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