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RAFALE READY TO TAKE OFF IN INDIA!

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  1. DrSomnath999

    DrSomnath999 SENIOR MEMBER

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    Following the original request for proposals (RFP) issued in 2007, India announced just a few weeks ago that it intends to purchase 126 Rafale fighters from France. The definitive contract could be signed in 2012. Safran is a major contributor of systems and equipment to this new-generation multirole fighter. We asked Gérard Le Page, head of the Rafale program in India, to give us the contract background.

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    Which Safran companies are concerned by this contract?

    At the head of the list is of course Snecma, which developed and produces the M88-2, Rafale’s engine, accounting for 75% of the Group’s contribution to the contract by itself. Other Group companies involved are Microturbo for the APU [auxiliary power unit], Messier-Bugatti-Dowty for the landing gear, wheels and brakes, Hispano-Suiza for the power transmissions, Labinal for all wiring harnesses, and Sagem, which contributes the inertial navigation systems, the engine’s Fadec electronic control unit, and the AASM modular air-to-ground guided missile, one of the aircraft’s major weapons. Other contributions come from Technofan, Aircelle, Herakles and Turbomeca. The contract will represent sales of about 2.5 billion euros for Safran, depending on the weapons chosen, and also entails major production offset arrangements.

    Could you describe some of the cutting-edge technologies contributed by these companies?
    Well, it’s a very long list, because this is a real state-of-the-art fighter, including advanced thermodynamics, materials and electronics for instance. The engine features single-crystal turbine blades, powder metallurgy parts and ceramic matrix composites for the nozzle flaps, along with thin-wall cases for the power transmissions, laser gyros on the inertial navigation systems and of course the very sophisticated guidance system on the AASM "smart" weapon.

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    Safran has been a preferred partner of India for a number of years. How will their relationship change with this announcement?

    The Rafale contract will undoubtedly boost our development in this country, where we have operated since the 1960s. Today, we have more than 2,000 employees in eight subsidiaries and joint ventures, including a design bureau in Bangalore with some 550 engineers. Morpho is participating in the world’s largest biometric ID program, that will assign a unique identification number to each citizen and resident of India. CFM International’s maintenance teams support a fleet of 350 CFM56 engines deployed by airlines in South Asia. With the Rafale, we expect our business to accelerate considerably. The Indian aviation industry is now under construction. It needs training, technical assistance and technology transfers. So we are going to mobilize to support their rise up the skills chain. In consequence, this contract will result in a hefty business volume for the centers of industrial excellence in France. Furthermore, this impressive contract could have a knock-on effect in other countries who are potential Rafale customers, with proposals already under way.
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  2. shiv

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    :woot: COME WHAT MAY, RAFALE IS HEADING STRAIGHT TO IAF STABLES :woot:
     
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    Any news about enquiry commission, courtesy of Mr. Reddy ???
     
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    only 126 ? :cry:
     
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    Not To worry ...It will be go 200 or +.
     
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    need 2000 of them.. 100s of them in every major cities..
    and 1000 of apache
    and 200 300 globemasters... man..
     
  7. DrSomnath999

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    FROM AIR & COSMOS MAGAZINE MAR 2012
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    THANK U MATE FOR INFO & MOST IMPORTANTLY FOR TRANSLATION
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  8. ptltejas

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    It cant be there is no need of that; first its costly toys not cheap, second its need to see where the real needs of this machines and strategically where this machines needs, how much strength of enemy forces. In all major cities this machines are not at all required. Instead we need Awacs which are like "JIS DESH KI NIGHEHBAN HO ANKHEN USE KOI CHHOO NAHI SAKTA", means the countries whose EYE is open no one can touch it. and better to have no. of missiles to destroy enemy like 1000 of brahmos and Nirbhay etc. planes and helis are vehicles the needs are of the weapons and as per the stretegic issues. and there is the point why we have delay in purchasing or developing stealth and 5th generation. more the planes and helis more the cost of it and that is too no need at the cities at all. the need is at border and yes at cities like Delhi and Mumbai, but not else.
     
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    The order will be raised as always.
     
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    Yes for sure but why they are delaying including the extra figure and making fans wait :cry::hitwall:
     
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    wow, the last pic of that article is the only picture of the SU 30 MKI assembly line in India I have seen so far
     
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    I think it will be 300 rafales, HAL is going for spanking new facilities and recruiting 4000 - 5000 engineers to manufacture them in house. Dassault and HAL are also partnering with private companies to manufacture components for them in the country.
     
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    300?! NEVER!
     
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    300 rafales?? it's just an "illusion". 250 seems more likely.
     
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    How the Dassault-Reliance venture proceeds will depend on the finalisation of the MoD’s negotiations over the acquisition of Rafale. The RfP is for 126 aircraft with an option for 63 more. But over the years, this number should go up to 300 as IAF is looking for 42 to 45 combat aircraft squadrons by 2022 or so.

    http://www.defence.pk/forums/indian-defence/158545-rafale-partners-reliance.html