Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicDassault Aviation

Topic: Dassault Aviation

Rafale or Super Hornets are ‘interim arrangement’ only, says Navy on mega fighter deal

Vice Admiral Ghormade said the indigenous Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter is the future of Indian Navy and the force is working closely with DRDO to make the project a success.

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.

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.