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Caroline Bruneau

Rafale Combat Jet Is Suddenly En Vogue
Today, with 48 firm export orders for Rafales that must be produced by 2021, Dassault will gradually ramp-up production at its Merignac assembly facility in southwestern France.
Dassault Rafale Export Sales Seeing New Life 5
Recent export orders for Dassault’s Rafale, after many disappointments, are good news for aerospace suppliers in France.
Small Firms Ready Big Developments for Paris Air Show 
Leading-edge technologies and groundbreaking products highlight offerings from four small exhibitors in Paris.
NATO Defense Spending: Who's Up, Who's Down? 
A look at how European members of NATO are or are not moving toward the alliance's goal of spending 2% of Gross Domestic Product on defense.
Tech Issues Slow Retrieval Of A400M Crash Data 6
Engineers are having trouble extracting data from the flight data recorders of an A400M airlifter that crashed May 9 near Seville, Spain, killing four crewmembers.
Engine, Fuel System Focus Of A400M Crash Probe 31
An investigation into the May 9 crash of an Airbus A400M airlifter is focusing on the aircraft’s TP400 engines and associated fuel system.
Airbus A400M Crashes During Test Flight 33
An Airbus A400M airlifter crashed on its first flight on Saturday, killing several flight test crew.
France, Doha Sign Contract For 24 Rafales, 12 Options 
If Qatar chooses to exercise an option for 12 additional Rafales, Dassault Aviation could be on the hook to deliver nearly 100 combat jets to foreign buyers by around the end of the decade.
Qatar’s Rafale Order Helps Boost French Defense Budget  5
France has garnered its third export order for the Rafale combat jet in as many months with a commitment from Qatar to purchase at least 24 of the Dassault Aviation aircraft, an agreement that eases pressure on French defense spending.
Seat-Production Delays Lead To Major Changes At Zodiac 
A month after the profit warning, the company acknowledges that “the problems are deeper than we expected,” CEO Olivier Zarrouati said.
India May Scrap Order For 126 Dassault Combat Jets 
Less than two days after India agreed to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in flyaway condition, India’s defense minister signals plan to abandon larger deal.
India Nears Deal For 36 Dassault Rafale Fighters 4
India plans to purchase 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition “as quickly as possible,” though both the Indian and French governments said further negotiations are still underway.
France Denies Plan To Buy C-130Js To Fill A400M Helo Refueling Gap 
French defense procurement agency DGA said April 3 it is continuing to work with A400M prime contractor Airbus Defense and Space to find a solution to the helo-refueling capability gap, and it has no plans to purchase Lockheed Martin C-130Js from the U.S.
New Delhi’s Upgraded Mirage 2000s Could Ease Rafale Talks 
With the Indian prime minister heading to Paris in April, all eyes are on the export of French combat jets to the Indian air force.
India Receives First Two Retrofitted Mirage 2000s 
Dassault Aviation delivered the first two of 49 upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter jets to the Indian air force during a handover ceremony March 25 at the company’s flight test center in southern France.
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