Some improvements for ex MMRCA contenders:
Selex nears AESA radar delivery for GripenSelex nears AESA radar delivery for Gripen
Selex Galileo is within weeks of delivering a new version of its Raven ES-05 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for integration with Saab's two-seat demonstrator for the next-generation Gripen E/F.
Now in the final stages of testing at the Finmeccanica company's Edinburgh site in Scotland, the sensor will be displayed along with the Gripen at July's Farnborough air show....
...Another element of the Swedish fighter's next evolution is also currently in the advanced stages of development, with the first Skyward-G infrared search and track sensor due to be delivered for testing at the end of this year or in early 2013. Selex also plans to offer pod-housed versions of the equipment for integration with additional aircraft types.
Meanwhile, work on the Euroradar Captor-E AESA for the Eurofighter Typhoon is also proceeding, with EADS company Cassidian acting as design authority for the new array.
"We are cracking on, with hardware coming together," Mason says. The first test radar should be delivered early in the second quarter of 2013, and flown by Eurofighter partner company BAE Systems on a Typhoon before the end of that year...
...Mason says discussions with the four core Eurofighter partner nations are continuing, and believes that "those that have money will join the [AESA] programme in the near future". A production contract could come by mid-2013, with deliveries to commence from around 2015.
The Captor-E will be available as an option for Tranche 3A aircraft to be built for Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, and as a retrofit option for their Tranche 2 aircraft, along with those of Saudi Arabia. The enhancement is also being offered to other potential export customers for the Typhoon, including Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.
As requested by sancho
( a done a bit hasty though)
Google ÜbersetzerGeneral Paloméros receives CEMAA Indian
Military honors were rendered to him by a section of the basic weapons in Paris, while the national anthems of both countries were played by a panel of the Music of the air. Paloméros General then met with Air Chief Marshal Browne, before applying to the organization of the Air Force...
...This movement is a continuation of a rich bilateral cooperation, reinforced by ties of friendship between the two air forces. As a reminder, General Paloméros had visited India twice in 2011: in February, at the International Airshow Aeroindia , then from 19 to 22 September 2011, as part of an official trip .
That photoshot of RAFALE looks awesome..............
I love it thank you
BUT would look even better on low visability IAF grey along side a TEJAS
http://livefist.blogspot.de/2012/05/...rafale-in.htmlIndian Air Chief Flies Rafale In France
Stuck and opened for @sancho
Crossposting from the MP forum:
http://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/industrie/aeronautique-defense/20130205trib000747034/rafale-dassault-vise-un-contrat-signe-en-inde-cet-ete.htmlRafale: everything goes well
[...]"Everything is going well," says a source close to the case even if there is little chance that this contract to be signed, despite the willingness of Indian the Air Force and authorities before the end of the fiscal year which ends in late March. The visit of François Hollande (February 14 and 15) ,revealed by Challenges, will not be the opportunity to sign this mégacontrat. Dassault Aviation expects rather a contract this summer or year-end, according to our information. Not later because the elections are scheduled in India in May 2014. Three months before the election date, no contract of this magnitude will be signed. In December, the Ministry of Defence of India had publicly and plainly stated that "the MMRCA contract has not been finalized so far because the negotiations are ongoing."
The challenge for Dassault Aviation is to organize the vast transfer of technologies required by New Delhi in good conditions for Indians and in conditions of reasonable safety for the Rafale Team (Dassault Aviation, Thales and Safran). This is far from simple. Finding Indian suppliers for such a contract is a big challenge ... and time consuming. So, Dassault Aviation discusses step by step financial guarantees in case of failure of local suppliers.
The MoD does'nt want the problems that crept into the contractual terms that were experienced during the Jaguar and Hawk deals.
Good to be slow and make all the ToT clauses firm. If we are paying $10 billion +, make sure we get every penny worth out of it
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