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Incredible flight demonstration of the French combat aircraft Dassault Rafale at Paris Air Show 2011.

| 2011

Online Show News Daily
Paris Air Show le Bourget 2011
International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition
Paris - France

20 - 26 June 2011
The combat aircraft Rafale at Paris Air Show / Le Bourget 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 08:51 PM

Incredible flight demonstration of the French combat aircraft Dassault Rafale at Paris Air Show 2011.
The French Dassault RAFALE multirole fighter aircraft should be omnipresent at Le Bourget PAS 2011 as it has been shortlisted as a final competitor versus the Typhoon Eurofighter for the Indian MMRCA tender which will make a decision on the purchase of up to 126 multirole jetfighters. Furthermore, the French aircraft is still a contender in the Brazilian bid request, and it has been shortlisted in the Swiss NAC tender. The United Arab Emirates are also interested by the French combat aircraft Dassault Rafale.

French combat aircraft Rafale Dassault at Paris Air Show 2011


On 19 March 2011, French Rafale combat aircraft conducted its first combat missions over Libya in Opération Harmattan, in support of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, being the first to attack and destroy heavy artillery units that had reached the outskirts of Benghazi.

On 24 March 2011 it was reported that a Rafale shot down a Libyan Air Force G-2/Galeb light ground attack/trainer jet. A few hours later an armed forces spokesman specified that the aircraft was destroyed on the runway with an AASM air-to-ground missile just after it had landed.

Thanks to its versatility, its adaptability and its ability to meet all air mission requirements, the RAFALE is the “poster child” transformational fighter which provides a way forward to air forces confronted to the requirement of doing “more” with “less”, in an ever-changing strategic and economic environment.

Of a moderate size, yet extremely powerful, superbly agile and very discrete, the latest type of combat aircraft from DASSAULT AVIATION does not only integrate the largest and most modern range of sensors, it also multiplies their efficiency with a technological breakthrough, the “multi-sensor data fusion”.


French combat aircraft Rafale Dassault in flight demonstration at Paris Air Show 2011
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