Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicDassault Aviation

Topic: Dassault Aviation

Eye on mega deal with Navy, Dassault will fly Rafale Marine to India in 2022 for showcase trip

Dassault Aviation had been in talks with Navy for the naval version of Rafale even before the French giant signed the contract for 36 air force fighters in 2016.

Rafale deal faces new controversy over ‘suspicious payments’ to middleman arrested by ED

French media reports that country's corruption watchdog flagged payments made by Dassault Aviation to Defsys Solutions, company owned by Sushen Gupta who was arrested in VVIP chopper scam.

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.

Rafale production halts in France due to COVID-19, jets’ delivery to India could be delayed

If the production facility in France remains shut beyond 31 March, the delivery schedule of Rafale fighter jets to India could get impacted.

Advantage Rafale? Foreign firms want clarity from IAF on ‘staggered’ purchase of fighters

The firms believe that staggered buying allows an advantage to Dassault Aviation, which manufactures the Rafale aircraft.

India begins manufacturing parts for Rafale fighter jets in Nagpur 

Nagpur facility, joint venture of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence & French firm Dassault Aviation, initially meant to make parts of only Falcon business gets.

Sweden’s Saab wants control on manufacturing if it wins $15 billion IAF fighter jet deal

The Swedish manufacturer is in the running to supply 114 Gripen fighters to IAF in a deal valued at more than $15 billion.

SC dismisses Rafale review but Justice Joseph says CBI can still take lawful action

In a separate judgement, Justice K.M. Joseph said the verdict will not stand in the way of the CBI taking lawful action on petitioners' complaint.

First Rafale could be handed over to India in France on 8 October — the Air Force Day

Scheduling issues on Indian side push the date to October from 19 September. Air chief resurrects ‘Golden Arrows’ 17 Squadron today to induct Rafale.

CAG report shows IAF wanted only Rafale, competitive bidding was just a charade

Rafale failed on several parameters but the Air Force, impressed by Mirage aircraft in Kargil war, remained insistent on jets from Dassault.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
×