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  • DN - Defence Notes

    Farnborough 2018: Lockheed, Rafael look to spice things up in US

    19th July 2018

    Lockheed Martin and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems are teaming up to push Rafael's Smart, Precise Impact and Cost-Effective (SPICE) missile guidance kits to the US ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    French arms exports halved in 2017

    2nd July 2018

    French defence exports fell sharply last year in the absence of major deals to sell new Rafale fighter jets, with Middle Eastern clients again making ...

  • NWI - Naval Warfare

    France challenges Beijing in South China Sea

    12th June 2018

    France is increasing its military presence in the Indo-Pacific region, sending warships through the South China Sea and planning air exercises to help counter China's ...

  • NWI - Naval Warfare

    US Navy sees 'period of uncertainty' in Gulf

    15th May 2018

    Iranian behaviour in the Gulf is entering a ‘period of uncertainty,’ the head of the US Navy said on 14 May following President Donald Trump's ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Airbus and Dassault to team up on combat fighter

    25th April 2018

    Airbus and Dassault Aviation announced on 25 April that they intend to team up on the development of the future French-German combat fighter, a project ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Canada to accept bid from Boeing for new fighter jets

    23rd February 2018

    Canada said on 22 February that it was allowing Boeing to submit a bid to replace the country's aging F-18 fleet, after an earlier trade ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Qatar diversifies defence procurements amid GCC spat

    18th January 2018

    Qatar's ongoing diplomatic split from the Gulf Cooperation Council is pushing it to seek new defence suppliers, with the Gulf country now forging closer relations ...

  • 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 ...

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  • Air: fixed-wing flight simulators, 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 ...

  • EO/IR systems, Aircraft EO pods


    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. ...

  • Air: air combat simulators, Air warfare - air combat simulators


    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 ...

  • Air: maintenance simulators, Air warfare - maintenance simulators


    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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Air: chaff, flare and decoy systems, Airborne systems - chaff, flare and decoy systems


    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 ...

  • Air: integrated self-protection systems, Airborne systems - integrated self-protection systems


    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 ...

  • Air: surveillance and maritime patrol radar, Airborne surveillance systems, Airborne - surveillance and maritime patrol


    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 ...

  • Data links, 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 ...

  • Air: integrated mission systems - helicopters, civil, Mission management systems


    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: missile launch detector and approach warning systems, Airborne systems - missile launch detectors and approach warners


    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 ...

  • EO/IR systems, 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 ...

  • Air: AEW/fire control radar, Airborne - AEW and fire control


    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: fixed-wing flight simulators, 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 ...

  • Air-to-air missiles, Surface-to-air missiles

    MICA missile

    Developed by MBDA, the MICA is a multi-mission air-to-air missile system for the Rafale and the latest versions of the Mirage 2000 combat aircraft. MICA stands ...