France Planning 70-Year Career For Rafale

Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST
The French Air Force has developed a road map for its Dassault Rafale that could see the fighter serving on the front line until 2070. As well as receiving a next-generation, nuclear-tipped missile in the 2030s, the air force wants to add more conventional weapons, avionics, sensors and connectivity...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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