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by kelesis
15 Oct 2012 22:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Tata Consulting Engineers and Dassault Systèmes announce partnership to bring innovative industry solution experiences to the market Monday, October 15, 2012 http://indiaeducationdiary.in/Shownews.asp?newsid=16079 Report by India Education bureau, Mumbai: Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company...
by kelesis
15 Oct 2012 22:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Christopher Sidor, you are 100% right. With the loss of MMRCA, the brits were furious and they accused Germany. It is right that Germany is less concern by defense than UK or France and they often delayed important developments of the Typhoon. Dassault and BAE know very well each other, and British ...
by kelesis
15 Oct 2012 16:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

According to Dassault, the Rafale M can be used on a STOBAR aircraft carrier, without modification.

http://rafalenews.blogspot.fr/2012/06/rafale-stobar-compatible.html
by kelesis
10 Oct 2012 18:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

As expected Germany said "nein!". The merger talks were initiated to save the Eurofighter, Dassault must be laughing, Finmeccanica must be happy. Failed merger 'opens Pandora's Box' and puts BAE in play http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/damianreece/9598947/Failed-merger-opens-Pand...
by kelesis
10 Oct 2012 15:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Viv, You are probably right regarding BAE and UK. I've read two interesting statements today : Finmecanica seems to be furious about the merger and consider that BAE should merge with them... Finmeca is a also a huge company even if currently they loose a lot of money, they still have good potential...
by kelesis
09 Oct 2012 02:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

In EADS, I don't think so, or a very very small stake... You need to obtain approvals from 3 differents states! Maybe it will be possible to invest in Saab, Dassault/Thales or Finmecanica because if the merger goes on, these companies will need parterships.
by kelesis
08 Oct 2012 21:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Yes Jaybhatt, This is a very difficult deal. In this case, France, UK, EADS and BAE already agreed on terms and conditions but Germany is blocking the deal. Actually the proposed scheme is : main headquarter, Airbus, Astrium, MBDA and Eurocopter in France, and BAE (probably merged with Cassidian) in...
by kelesis
17 Sep 2012 18:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Saik, If the merger is authorized by the french state (which is very unlikely to happen), EADS will probably have to sell its stake in Dassault. Actually the EADS members of the Dassault board are named by the French state, the situation is not comfortable for both parties and they have been asking ...
by kelesis
15 Sep 2012 23:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Septimus P. wrote:IAF chief claimed the US had the best avionics and weapons during the trials.


Hi Septimus,

Can you provide me with the link to the article quoting the IAF chief?
by kelesis
13 Sep 2012 19:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

akimalik,

This quote is not from me! Please correct.
by kelesis
13 Sep 2012 18:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Hi Viv! How are you? We haven't talk since the selection of Rafale ... It's always a pleasure to have a discussion with you. First, I'm sorry for my poor english. I try to improve but do not hesitates to correct me. Then, EADS is not under full french control but under very strong french influence, ...
by kelesis
13 Sep 2012 15:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

EADS is not under full french control but under very strong french influence, the Headquarter of the new company will probably be in Toulouse : EADS Said to Move Headquarters to Toulouse to Be Close to Airbus : http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-10/eads-said-to-move-headquarters-to-toulouse-to-be...
by kelesis
09 Mar 2012 16:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Dassault Says Indian Fighter Jet Deal Secure as Talks Intensify http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-09/dassault-says-indian-fighter-jet-deal-secure-as-talks-intensify.html “ For 15 years, we’ve been saying the Rafale costs less than the Eurofighter ,” Edelstenne said. “Now it’s the Indians who ar...
by kelesis
06 Mar 2012 01:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

by kelesis
28 Feb 2012 23:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Rafale F3 qualified by AdlA for war against Alien Tripod

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRAbpjbvrlY&feature=relmfu

And this is something the Typhoon is not able to do. :twisted:
by kelesis
22 Feb 2012 23:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Well, Rafale has always been cheaper than EF, there is no surprise at all! It seems germans and italians are giving up but the british unions are hysterical, that's why we can read violent articles in nationalist press. The truth is very cruel for EF crew, the swiss evaluation (Typhoon more expensiv...
by kelesis
16 Feb 2012 03:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

So not much future for EADS. EADS is the parent of Airbus, so they will still be in the aircraft business. France and Britain wants to prevent any potential new Eurofighter of A400M disasters and wants small bilateral cooperation or cooperation under the clear authority of one contractor (like nEUR...
by kelesis
16 Feb 2012 02:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

I made a few post here on the relations between EADS, Dassault, Thales France and Germany. This is a good article from the FT. Financial Time : Dassault’s family value has costs, say rivals http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8ab8f008-57f2-11e1-bf61-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1mRMJ7wOx The problem for France ...
by kelesis
16 Feb 2012 01:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Future European Aircraft : Dassault and BAE According to french financial newspaper Les Echos , France and UK will sign on friday a letter of intend to launch the future european combat aircraft. It is a bilateral negociation involving only Dassault and BAE and it is clearly mentioned that it will ...
by kelesis
10 Feb 2012 01:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Brazil : 'C'est ça' http://tiny.cc/luh0l BRASILIA - The government is finally hitting the hammer in favor of the Rafale, the French Dassault, to renew its fleet of FAB. Everything indicates that the Rafale is coming. http://www.aereo.jor.br/wp-content/uploads//2011/01/rafale-fab-580x550.jpg
by kelesis
08 Feb 2012 15:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

http://www.rafale.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=140&lang=en Offsets & Spin-offs In terms of combat effectiveness but also in terms of critical technologies, the RAFALE combat aircraft is at the forefront of the technical innovation. Beyond the RAFA...
by kelesis
02 Feb 2012 00:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

http://media.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/AIR_Rafales_AASM_MICA_from_MBDA_lg.jpg http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/8414/20100604spotdayistres00.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__A2VG2LiIPk/TLTaSDf422I/AAAAAAAAANs/aEpc2brEMgA/s1600/12410.jpg http://www.patricksaviation.com/files/photos/full/13522_9...
by kelesis
31 Jan 2012 23:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 284744

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

AHAHAHAHAHAH!

This is sooooo good , With the support of India, no doubt Brazil and UAE will follow soon.

This is very very painfull for EF consortium... Wait for public reactions. I think brits and germans will split definitely and some program upgrades will be dropped.

Champagne!
by kelesis
31 Jan 2012 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 37023

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Dassault magazine 148 - Rafale Mission Nucléaire From Rafale News : The last issue of Dassault Magazine has a nice article by Henri Hémon about the nuclear Rafale which are operated by the 01.091 Gascogne squadron. Operational since July 2010, the sqadron primary mission is the nuclear deterence wit...
by kelesis
26 Jan 2012 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 37023

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

A little bit off topic, but interesting article : UK considers Rafale and F-18 as 'interim aircraft' http://www.defencemanagement.com/news_story.asp?id=18662 According to The Times, Admiral Sir Trevor Soar, the current commander-in-chief fleet, said concerns were growing about rising costs and delay...
by kelesis
23 Jan 2012 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 37023

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

http://business-standard.com/india/news/samtel-poised-to-take-offair-force-fighter-fleet/462574/ Samtel poised to take off with air force fighter fleet Ajai Shukla / New Delhi Jan 23, 2012, 00:26 IST After bagging a euro 1.47 billion (Rs 9,600 crore) contract for upgrading the Indian Air Force's fl...
by kelesis
20 Jan 2012 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 37023

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Dassault nEUROn has been officially presented yesterday to governments members of the project. http://bourse.lefigaro.fr/indices-actions/actu-conseils/dassault-aviation-le-projet-neuron-officiellement-presente-46469 Five european companies are working under the authority of Dassault Aviation : Saab,...
by kelesis
17 Jan 2012 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 37023

So EADS has a conflict of interest regarding the success of EF (company objective) verses Rafale (national objective)? This company holdings spaghetti mess makes my head hurt. The situation is even worst... EADS is not a pure private company like BAE, Boeing or LM. EADS holds 46% Dassault Aviation ...
by kelesis
16 Jan 2012 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 37023

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Dassault has just hired an Indian PR firm for MMRCA. This is not something you do a few days before losing a 4 year long tender. I think the BAE move and EADS refusal reveals a problem with the Typhoon. They feel they are about to lose and BAE needs this deal far more than EADS. Remember EADS is hal...
by kelesis
16 Jan 2012 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 37023

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Good for Rafale : disagreements and rivality between EADS and BAE... http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120116-705039.html European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co. (EAD.FR) has snubbed a last-minute approach by its Eurofighter Typhoon partner BAE Systems PLC (BA.LN) to become a joint prime bid...
by kelesis
16 Jan 2012 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 37023

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Good news could be announced soon for the Rafale (Serge Dassault) : http://rafalenews.blogspot.com/2012/01/serge-dassault-confident-about-a-first.html Last week, despite rumors in favor of the Typhoon, the french MoD said there is no obstacle to win the deal. The french side is not so silent, and th...
by kelesis
13 Jan 2012 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 37023

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Via Twitter :

ReutersAerospaceNews :

Indian spokesman is denying a report that Eurofighter won MMRCA on price as "completely wrong" - the wait continues.. //
by kelesis
07 Jan 2012 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 37023

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

The British BAE offer for EFs to UAE yes. That wasn't the point. Point is that Gallois has been actively involved with Eurofighter's export campaign and has not been a hurdle for it, despite what his background as a former director of Dassault would suggest. Not at all! the big issue is that BAE ca...
by kelesis
06 Jan 2012 12:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 553390

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Viv, Gallois and EADS were not aware of the Typhoon offer to AUE and learnt it by the press... http://www.marianne2.fr/blogsecretdefense/L-Eurofighter-aux-Emirats-cachoteries-anglaises-actualise_a430.html France can block any offset of EADS if it is not in its own interest. EADS is a political compa...
by kelesis
05 Jan 2012 22:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 553390

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

MBDA while headquartered at Paris, is jointly owned by BAE (37.5%), EADS (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%). Not saying that it necessarily makes a difference, but it is indicative of industrial depth and breadth of the EF companies. MBDA is mainly french and british. The 37.5% stake is controled by th...
by kelesis
28 Dec 2011 20:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 553390

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

We are building our own rockets, we have our own nukes and space ambitions, [...] Ae certainly do not need french help in those areas. That's only your own opinion. Some Indian observers and analysts think France can be very helpfull. EF evaluted by Swiss is not the same as the EF evaluted by IAF O...
by kelesis
28 Dec 2011 15:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 553390

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/uk-italy-germany-spain-pitch-for-eurofighter/892756/ Oooo strong lobbying from EF! They probably feel they are losing the deal (remember the Obama letter)... They think that this story of L1 is a joke and such a tender is necessary lead by political considerations....
by kelesis
12 Dec 2011 16:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 553390

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Septimus, EADS statement just reveals they have a problem with the price of the Rafale for MMRCA. Regarding mid and long term evolutions, Dassault is in a better position than Cassidian. Dassault is leading the Neuron UCAV european program and the drone program for France and UK together with BAE. C...
by kelesis
12 Dec 2011 12:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 553390

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

According to EADS, Indian "Rafale offer was priced counting on successful UAE deal." This kind of looser statement smells good for Dassault! Considering the tensions between UK and Germany on Europe and inside Eurofighter (EADS was not aware of the UAE offer by BAE until revealed by the pr...
by kelesis
01 Dec 2011 22:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 553390

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

On the Swiss deal, it seems that the story is not really over. The choice of the gov needs the parliament approval and according to the MP in charge of the trials, the Gripen offer has 100% chances to be rejected.

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