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  1. Windjammer

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    The first batch of pilots trained for Qatar in November 2017 were Pakistani exchange officers.

    First Rafale Handed Over to Qatar

    by Jon Lake
    - February 13, 2019, 4:01 AM

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    VIPs from Qatar and France pose in front of the first Rafale to be handed over. The stylised Arab stallion graphic is the badge of the new Rafale squadron. (Photo: Dassault Aviation)
    purchase of 24 Rafales (six of them two-seat trainers) in May 2015. A dozen more aircraft were added to the order in December 2017. Qatar’s Rafales differ in detail from those delivered to France and Egypt, and integration of the Lockheed Martin Sniper targeting pod and Elbit Systems TARGO-II helmet-mounted target designation system required extensive testing.


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    Qatar's Rafales are being supplied with a range of advanced weaponry, along with the Sniper advanced targeting pod. (Photo: Dassault Aviation)


    The first Rafale DQ for Qatar, a two-seater, made its first flight on June 28, 2016, while the single-seat Rafale EQ flew for the first time on March 27, 2017. The aircraft are being supplied with MBDA MICA IR, MICA EM, and Meteor air-to-air missiles and with MBDA SCALP-EG cruise missiles and a range of air-to-ground weapons, including laser- and GPS-guided Safran AASM (Armement Air-Sol Modulaire) Hammer missiles.

    Qatari personnel will be trained at Base Aérienne 118 Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France, Rochefort, and the Joint Intelligence Training Institute in Strasbourg. The first batch of pilots trained for Qatar in November 2017 were Pakistani exchange officers. Escadron de Chasse 04.030 was established at Mont-de-Marsan as the Qatar Rafale Squadron on Oct. 1, 2017. The Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, visited the Qatari Rafale Squadron at Mont-de-Marsan on July 6, 2018, accompanied by French defense minister Florence Parly.

    Under the SOUTEX program the Armee de l’Air is training 250 personnel who will man the first Qatari Rafale squadron. This unit will initially be commanded by a French officer until later this year when command will be transferred to a Qatari officer before the unit transfers to Qatar in the summer of 2020.

    https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2019-02-13/first-rafale-handed-over-qatar
     
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    Once a Great PAKISTANI GENERAL SAID "YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO SURPRISE US BUT WE WILL SURPRISE YOU, WAIT FOR OUR SURPRISE"

    Very Well Said SIRR, We have Surprised India even before they got their hand on Rafales we know everything about Rafales
     
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    :partay: yani ke

    BTW, I would have preferred this news to stay hidden..
    I remember once one submarine's all docs were also leaked :woot:
     
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    When will Pakistan end mental surgical strikes on India??
     
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    Never
     
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    Qatrio ki napak sazish pakistan ko sikha rhe he Rafael urana
     
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    free keh rafael uura keh rafael riraye gay ab hum! sahi randi roota hai hindu-satan:yahoo::yahoo::rofl:
     
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    Indian Rafales comes with India specific customization.

    Regarding the training, people should know that Singapore Airforce practices with IAF in India often and we also have access to F16's.
     
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    its sajischhh not sazish
     
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    Seat for yourself reply is coming... :pakistan:
     
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    Oh thats how u shot it on radar screen only ?
     
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    Its one of the reasons why PAF and Pakistani pilots are so accomplished

    We have extensive training and preparations


    PAF has experience and pedigree we have taken on everyone from the Soviets to the Israelis to the indians and tested planes like eurofighters and tornados in our allies airforces

    Its why when PAF and Chinese airforce discussions come up people forget its PAF that has the experience and pedigree and understanding of whats our requirements are not the other way round
     
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    good news
     
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    Indian Customize version of Rafale? well basics like Radar & Spectra ECM/ESM remains the same. you are is what you trained for...so french have trained the same way as Indian Pilots too. so tactics/employment and maintenance would be same.

    "Qatar’s Rafales differ in detail from those delivered to France and Egypt, and integration of the Lockheed Martin Sniper targeting pod and Elbit Systems TARGO-II helmet-mounted target designation system required extensive testing."

    other then Sniper XR Qatari & Indian Rafale are same even the HMS!

    I think such big investment has gone down the drain PAF is or was involved from 2017 so now we could understand delay and specs modifications on JF17 Thunder Block 3 and new AAM.

    IAF is in Trouble!!!
     
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