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  1. Could Airbus and Boeing collaborate on a fighter?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Autoblog

    ... comments aren't as surprising as you might think, considering the state of Europe's fighter production. The Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon (above) account for five of Europe's six fighter aircraft production lines (the sixth is operated by ...


  2. Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitionsRead the original story

    Monday | Reuters

    ** Hong Kong tycoon Tony Fung's plans to take over Australia's Reef Casino Trust are in doubt after the Queensland government said it was not possible to complete a regulatory review before the offer expired. ** Spain's Telefonica could sell its UK mobile operator O2 to British Telecom in return for a 20 percent stake in BT as part of a "strategic alliance" to strengthen the pair, Spanish website El Confidencial reported on Monday.


  3. Dassault silent on report of imminent Rafale sale to QatarRead the original story

    Monday | Reuters

    France's Dassault Aviation declined comment on Monday on a media report that said France could soon sell at least two dozen Rafale combat jets to Qatar. Europe 1 radio reported France was in "very advanced negotiations" to sell a tranche of at least 24 of the Dassault-built fighters to the Gulf state, which has been seeking a total of 72 warplanes to renew and expand its fleet of French Mirage 2000 jets.


  4. A Hurdle for 'Make in India' Push in Defence: Why Air Force Plane Deal Was Put on HoldRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | CNN

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is eager to "Make in India", but the private sector doesn't appear to be quite ready for it. So while Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar announced another big push today - clearing a proposal to acquire 814 artillery guns at a cost of Rs.


  5. Jets strike IS targets to break Kirkuk frontline' : November 20, 2014,Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Daily Times

    PARIS: France said on Wednesday that Rafale jets had struck Islamic State targets alongside coalition planes near the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk to help breach the group's frontlines, and was sending six fighter jets to Jordan to ramp up its strikes. Two Dassault-built Rafale fighters, both armed with four missiles, targeted trenches used by Islamic State to besiege the oil city at around 0330 GMT , the ministry said in a statement.


  6. Eurofighter deal saves 500 jobs at Edinburgh firmRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Scotsman.com

    ... France, Germany, Italy and Spain. After France's exit from the consortium in order to focus on building the Dassault Rafale, involving French defence contractors including Thales, Dassault and Safran, the first prototype of the finalised Eurofighter ...


  7. Franch jets strike ISIS targets to break Kirkuk frontlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | The Daily Star

    PARIS: France's defense ministry said Wednesday that two Rafale jets had struck ISIS targets alongside coalition planes near the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk in an effort to breach the group's frontlines. Two Dassault-built Rafale fighters, both armed with four missiles, targeted trenches used by ISIS to besiege the city at around 0330 GMT, the ministry said in a statement.


  8. Dassault accountant paid $66m to buy French votersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | The Nation

    The accountant of French billionaire industrialist Serge Dassault told judges investigating a vote-buying scandal that he delivered $66m in plastic bags to his boss over several years, local media reported on Tuesday. The daily Liberation and France Inter radio accessed the transcript from a judicial hearing last month in which the accountant, Gerard Limat, said the money was delivered by a Swiss financial services firm between 1995 and 2012.


  9. Indian Air Force hopes Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft deal would...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | DNA India

    The Indian Air Force on Friday expressed hope that the multi-billion contract for 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft would be inked "sooner than later", saying the project is "very important" for it to replace some of the obsolete fleet under its command. "MMRCA deal is very important for which which we have been stating right from the beginning.


  10. Manohar Parrikar promises defence deals will be transparent, implemented fasterRead the original story

    Monday Nov 10 | DNA India

    ... Final negotiations have been on for the last three years after the then government selected French's Dassault Rafale. The contract is critical for the depleted fighter fleet of IAF which needs at least 39 squadrons of fighter planes but has only 32.


  11. Defence Minister Parrikar has his hands fullRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 9 | The Indian Express

    ... Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft, which has been awaiting final approval after having zeroed down on French Dassault Rafale in January 2012. The contract is crucial for the depleted fighter fleet of IAF, which had its Sukhoi fleet grounded since ...


  12. With an eye on economy and defence, India's Modi expands cabinetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 9 | AlertNet

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  13. Two top shareholders disagree over picking Thales CEO -sourcesRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 6 | Reuters

    The French government and the top private shareholder in Thales, Europe's largest defence electronics firm, are split over how to pick a successor to departing Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy, people familiar with the matter said. Dassault, the core industrial shareholder with a 25 percent stake, wants an outside candidate to prevent a repeat of past in-fighting.


  14. France, UK take steps towards combat dronesRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 5 | The Otago Daily Times

    A model of the Future Combat Air System is displayed during a ceremony at Dassault headquarters in Saint Cloud, Paris. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer France and Britain took a new step towards developing the unmanned fighter planes of the future by commissioning studies for a combat drone that could be ready for deployment in 2030.


  15. Dassault Aviation: Preparing for the Future of Combat AerospaceRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 5 | PR-inside.com

    Preparing for the Future of Combat Aerospace Work Commences on 150m/ 120m Two Year French-UK Study Contracts for Next Generation Combat Aircraft Dassault Aviation, BAE Systems and their industrial partners have been awarded a 150m/ 120m contract by the French and UK governments for a two year co- operative Future Combat Air System Feasibility Phase study, formally signaling the start of work. This is the first step towards what could become a full demonstration programme that shapes the future of combat aerospace in Europe.


  16. Brazil opens the door for Indian navy and GripenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 | Rediff.com

    On Monday, Swedish defence giant, Saab, which builds the Gripen, announced Brazil had signed a contract for 36 Gripen NG fighters for $5.475 billion. Brazil chose the Gripen NG over the Rafale and the F/A-18 Super Hornet .


  17. French team to visit India to put MMRCA deal on fast trackRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 | Express India

    Summary Citing hurdles in final round of negotiations, sources indicate that besides the costs, it is the clause on transfer of technology that is causing more delays Alarmed that the much-delayed $20-billion deal for 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft may be deferred further, a team of senior officers from France's defence ministry and aircraft manufacturer Dassault are to visit India shortly to expedite the procurement process and to ensure that the deal is on track. Dassault's Rafale fighter was selected to supplement the Indian Air Force's ageing fleet over competition from the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, Mikoyan MiG-35 and Saab JAS 39 Gripen..


  18. Rafale take-off hopes flyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | The Telegraph

    New Delhi, Oct. 29: The French government believes that India is about to become the first customer for the Rafale fighter aircraft despite the long and hard bargaining over price and work-share arrangements. In three months from now, it will be three years since the Indian Air Force selected the Rafale from a field of six competitors to fulfil its requirement for 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft .


  19. Airbus and Tata team up to bid for IAF planesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | The Times of India

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  20. UPDATE 1-Airbus and Tata team up to bid for Indian aircraft dealRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Reuters

    Europe's Airbus and India's Tata Sons have bid for a multi-billion dollar contract to replace the Indian Air Force's ageing fleet of Avro cargo planes, as New Delhi looks to boost the role of the local private sector in modernising its armed forces. Under the bid, estimated by analysts to be worth at least $2 billion, Airbus' Defence and Space unit and Tata's Advanced Systems would replace the 56 Avro jets with Airbus' C295 transport planes, the European manufacturer said on Tuesday.