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  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    Qatar to acquire additional Rafale aircraft

    13th December 2017

    Qatar Emiri Air Force has signed an agreement with Dassault Aviation to acquire an additional 12 Rafale omnirole combat aircraft.The new aircraft will join the ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    GDA 2017: Qatar becomes first VBCI export customer

    7th December 2017

    The French-made VBCI 8x8 armoured vehicle has finally secured an export customer in Qatar, following a billion-dollar trade deal finalised between France and the Gulf ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Opinion: Learning the lessons of Gulf defence procurement

    17th November 2017

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced at the Dubai Air Show that it is keen to acquire the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. This is the ...

  • MLF - Military Logistics

    Dubai Airshow 2017: Qatar enhances F-15 fleet with support services

    6th November 2017

    Qatar is bolstering its wider rearmament programme through a potential FMS deal with the US DoD for service support of its recently-acquired Boeing F-15QA aircraft. ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    Thales to form Indian joint venture

    23rd June 2017

    India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative has chalked up a new success, with Thales and Reliance Defence Limited announcing their intent to form an Indian Joint ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    MBDA seeks munition revolution

    22nd June 2017

    European missile house MBDA has unveiled a new family of gliding smart munitions, but officials played down suggestions it could compete as a Small Diameter ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Paris Air Show: Rafale in depth (video)

    19th June 2017

    Prominently displayed on the Dassault and French DGA stands is the Rafale multirole combat jet, which when combined with its flight demonstrations during the week, ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    Paris Air Show: Upgraded Rafale set for trials

    13th June 2017

    The French Air Force is on track to carry out qualification trials of the new ‘F3R’ standard Dassault Rafale next year, which will include testing ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    ​SOFINS: New guided support weapon unveiled

    4th April 2017

    French company AA/ROK has developed a concept for the new SSA-1108 Joint-Forces Light Support Guided Munition (MIGALe) at the SOFINS exhibition, near Bordeaux.The MIGALe is ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    LIMA 2017: MRCA contenders jockey for pole position

    22nd March 2017

    European aviation companies are playing tug of war over Malaysia's next fighter aircraft selection, with Saab and BAE Systems making counter-claims that each has been ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    MBDA upholds European defence collaboration

    16th March 2017

    Against a backdrop of Brexit and political uncertainty across Europe, MBDA will to continue down the road of European defence industry collaboration as its looks ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Emerging markets key to Thales growth

    28th February 2017

    French aerospace and defence group Thales has posted an increase in sales for 2016, with emerging markets being at the centre of 'strong growth' for ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Aero India 2017: Indian fighters deliver déjà vu

    21st February 2017

    There was a strong sense of déjà vu at Aero India 2017, as the Indian Air Force (IAF) is yet again on a hunt for ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    French carrier heads for refit

    14th February 2017

    The French Navy's aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R91) entered dry dock in Toulon on 8 February to undergo a major refit period.This is ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Indian budget falls short of expectations

    1st February 2017

    India declared a defence budget of $40.6 billion for 2017/18, a 6% increase over last year’s spending of $38.2 billion. The budget did not meet ...

Results from Shephard Plus

  • Air warfare - flight simulators

    Rafale Simulator

    Thales, Sogitec and Dassault Aviation have together developed two pilot training centres to support the training of Rafale fighter pilots. The Saint-Dizier Rafale simulation centre ...

  • Training services

    Air combat Training Centers

    Training centres and networked simulation devices for collective training in a realistic operational context at various levels (squadron, distant, joint, coalition) – Rafale Simulation Center, ...

  • Aircraft EO pods

    AREOS

    AREOS (Airborne Recce Observation System) is a stand-off reconnaissance system designed for tactical and strategic missions. Operational on French Air Force and French Navy Rafales. ...

  • Mission management systems

    SLPRM

    Mission planning and debriefing system used by the French Air Force to program missions for its fighter jets. The SLPRM (Système local de préparation et ...

  • Air warfare - air combat simulators

    CSR

    As part of a wider consortium including its parent company Dassault Aviation, Sogitec Industries delivered the two Rafale Simulation Centres (Centres de simulation Rafale/CSR) in ...

  • Airborne systems - chaff, flare and decoy systems

    Spectra

    Internally mounted radar, laser and IR self-protection system in service on French Air Force and French Navy Rafale fighters. Fully integrated internal system featuring techniques ...

  • Airborne systems - integrated self-protection systems

    Spectra

    Internally mounted radar, laser and IR self-protection system in service on French Air Force and French Navy Rafale fighters. Fully integrated internal system featuring techniques ...

  • Airborne systems - missile launch detectors and approach warners

    DDM-NG

    The DDM-NG is a new-generation MWS to replace the DDM. It uses IR technologies such as a large staring FPA IR detector and fisheye optics ...

  • Air warfare - maintenance simulators

    VMT

    Virtual Maintenance Trainers (VMTs) present trainees with interactive virtual walkaround lessons, providing views of component locations and inspection areas around the aircraft, along with descriptions ...

  • IR search and track systems

    Front Sector Optronics

    Safran provides the multifunction front sector EO system for Rafale fighters used for air-to-air and air-to-surface missions. Functions: detection, tracking, 2D/3D localisation, identification. Sensors: IRST ...

  • Data links

    MIDS LVT Low Volume Terminal (Link 16)

    Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems – Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) provides a Link 16 capability for space- and weight-constrained platforms, including USN F/A-18, USAF F-16, Rafale ...

  • Airborne - AEW and fire control

    RBE2

    The AESA RBE2 is the first AESA radar produced in Europe for combat aircraft. The active phased array, which replaces the passive array in the ...

  • Air warfare - flight simulators

    Fast Jet Training

    Thales provides a suite of training products for the life-cycle of military fast jet training. These encompass the design, development and establishment of training services ...

  • Airborne - surveillance and maritime patrol, Airborne surveillance systems

    Searchmaster

    The Searchmaster is an airborne multirole surveillance radar that employs an AESA antenna, and is derived from qualified technologies developed for the RBE2 radar of ...

  • Military EO/IR systems

    DB/MS-110

    UTC Aerospace Systems provides ISR products that deliver actionable intelligence for troops in the field. Its sensors have supported strategic intelligence collection on-board the U-2 ...