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Le Maroc pourrait acheter 12 à 18 Rafale de Dassault

Par , le 7 Juin 2006

Le Maroc pourrait être le premier pays étranger client du Rafale avec l'acquisition de 12 à 18 appareils construits par Dassault Aviation, écrit La Tribune dans son édition de mercredi, citant des "sources industrielles concordantes".

Le Maroc pourrait acheter 12 à 18 Rafale de Dassault
Selon le quotidien économique, l'opération serait financée par l'Arabie saoudite qui a récemment préféré au Rafale l'Eurofighter, construits par EADS, BAE Systems et Finmeccanica.
"Les Saoudiens ont visiblement sous-évalué l'énorme déception des Français à la suite de leur décision d'opter pour l'Eurofighter", écrit La Tribune.

"L'échec du Rafale a en effet été très durement ressenti à Paris. Du coup, les missions diplomatiques françaises au palais du roi Abdallah ont fini par ébranler les esprits saoudiens qui n'avaient pas pris la mesure des enjeux du Rafale pour la France, estime-t-on au sein des industriels",poursuit le quotidien.

L'acquisition d'appareils par le Maroc ferait suite à l'achat par son voisin algérien de plus de 60 avions de combat russes.

Personne n'était disponible chez Dassault Aviation pour commenter ces informations.

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1.Posté par Rafale is not worth the price/ buying it is buying a huge pr le 08/12/2006 19:30 | Alerter
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No foreign sales have yet been made, though the type has been rated highly in a number of evaluations. It faces tough competion from other European and American aircraft manufacturers that offer the rivals Eurofighter Typhoon, JAS Gripen, F-16, F-15, and the F-35. In addition, it competes with the latest Russian designs such as the Su-27, Mig-29, among others. Previous French fighter aircraft, such as the Mirage family, have performed well on the export market (and continue to do so) but the Rafale has proved to be more difficult to sell in the international arena.

[edit] South Korea and Singapore
The Rafale was shortlisted (with the F-15K) in South Korea in early 2002, but was eliminated from the competition in April 2002. Dassault immediately filed a court injunction in Seoul, disputing the selection process, which it claimed to be biased in favor of US interests. The Korean defense ministry responded that the selection was made on the basis of the F-15K's multirole capability, payload, combat radius, performance, and the proven combat capability of the F-15E upon which the F-15K was based.

The Korea Times (14 December 2005, Jung Sung-ki) reported that "Rafale had outperformed F-15K in the first inspection of operational capabilities." Its not clear what aspect they meant, as most of the basic specs are greater for the F-15. Maximum speed for the Rafale is listed as Mach 1.8 (2,130 km/h, 1,320 mph) and for the Strike Eagle as Mach 2.54 (2,698 km/h, 1,665 mph). Range for the Rafale 1,100 miles (1,800 km, 970 nm), and 2,400 miles (3,900 km) for the Strike Eagle.

In August 2005 Singapore selected the Boeing F-15SG after a run-off with the Rafale. The Typhoon had been eliminated from the competition in June 2005. The small size of the order for the F-15T (F-15SG) leaves open the possibility of a further order, perhaps for a second aircraft type.

Rafale was placed second behind versions of the F-15 in both Korea and Singapore, and remained in both competitions after the rival Eurofighter Typhoon was eliminated. The selection of the F-15 was suspected by some to have been influenced by political factors though others point to technical merits such as the much larger combat radius of the F-15. Many Rafale supporters took some comfort in the aircraft's apparently better performance in the competitions than its rivals. The accusation that the purchase was influenced politically sparked a protest from the Singapore government, declaring that the decision was made after a detailed technical analysis and not motivated by any political influence. French newspapers and aviation publications have claimed this as evidence that the aircraft was more advanced, more cost-effective and more capable than its rivals. Given that the Rafale has nearly half the range, a smaller payload, and lower max-speed than the Eagle, it can be noted that it is cleary inferior in at least some areas.

[edit] Others
The Pakistan Air Force in 2003 showed interest in the plane and was reportedly very impressed by its dual F-16 style control sticks, which PAF pilots are used to. To date the Rafale is in tough competition with the F-16, J-10 and JF-17; however EADS continues to link Pakistan as a potential Eurofighter costumer - suggesting that the PAF may have a future 4.5 generation fighter program which Rafale could take part in.

According to a number of publications (including Flight Daily News and the prestigious industry newsletter Defence Analysis), however, though Rafale 'out-lasted' Typhoon in both competitions, the Eurofighter aircraft's rejection in Singapore was on technical grounds, and that the Rafale wasn't actually preferred by the evaluation team who selected it.

Several other countries have shown interest in purchasing the Rafale, including the Republic of India[1], where the Mirage 2000 had been expected to win further orders, before the production line closed, and where the Rafale therefore seemed well-placed.

In June 2006, rumors have been spread that Morroco has shown interest in an order for 12 to 16 aircraft (possibly financed by Saudi-Arabia), possibly to replace the F-5s or the oldest Mirage F-1s. Both Dassault and the Morrocan government denied that any orders have been made or talks have taken place.

[edit] Costs
Total programme cost between €28,000,000,000.

This translates to a unit programme cost of between €95,000,000.

Unit system cost FF 600 m (€ 91 m) €88 m (including development cost per aircraft)

Unit flyaway price (2000) FF 310m Euros 47m (air force version)

FF 325m Euros 49m (navy version)

[edit] Specifications
A Rafale flies above the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis.General characteristics
Crew: 1-2
Length: 15.27 m (50.1 ft)
Wingspan: 10.80 m (35.4 ft)
Height: 5.34 m (17.4 ft)
Wing area: 45.7 m² (492 ft²)
Empty weight: 9,060 kg (20,000 lb)
Useful load: 9,500 kg (21,000 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 24,500 kg (54,000 lb)
Powerplant: 2× SNECMA M88-2 turbofans
Thrust with afterburner: 75 kN (17,000 lbf) each
Maximum speed...

2.Posté par Mig 29 SMT le 18/12/2006 18:52 | Alerter
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The Mikoyan MiG-29 "Fulcrum" - 9-17 MIG-29SMT / 9-51T MIG-29UBT
Last revised June 1, 2002
Written by: Greg Goebel

The failure of the MiG-29M and MiG-29K to enter production meant lean times for the MiG OKB, whose fortunes seemed to be on a steady decline in the new Russia. Outside observers wondered of the great name of MiG might be headed for extinction, as it steadily withered during the 1990s while the Sukhoi organization was awarded new fighter contracts.

The pendulum appears to have swung back, however, and now the new "Rossiskaya Samoletostroitelnaya Korporatsiya MiG (RSK MiG)", as the revitalized organization has been refashioned under their new leader, Mikhail Korzuev, appears increasingly energetic, has been promoting a range of improved MiG-29 variants.

While a ground-up redesign like the MiG-29M was out of the question, major improvements could be made with less drastic measures that could be implemented in either new-build aircraft or as upgrades to existing aircraft. The Russian Air Force wanted to upgrade upgrade over 400 existing MiG-29s, providing a strong incentive.

The result was the "9-17 MiG-29SMT", which can be considered a revival and extension of the various MiG-29S upgrade efforts of a few years earlier. The MiG-29SMT features a glass cockpit based on that of the MiG-29M, but with twin 15 by 20 centimeter (6 by 8 inch) full color flat panel LCDs, instead of the smaller monochrome CRTs using the MiG-29M, as well as two smaller monochrome LCDs.

Modern HOTAS controls were implemented as well, and the MiG-29SMT also features a MIL STD-1553B compatible digital databus to link the cockpit and the avionics systems. An advanced navigation system, using laser gyros and a satellite positioning system receiver, has been fitted, as well as built-in diagnostic systems to ease maintenance.

To deal with the range issue, the MiG-29SMT features a particularly swollen "hunchback" spine, and can also be fitted with a bolt-on inflight refueling probe. The spine terminates in a beavertail like that of the MiG-29M, which can accommodate one or two parachutes as required by aircraft load.

The MiG-29SMT retains the top-and-bottom airbrake scheme of the 9-12 MiG-29, though the dorsal airbrake is larger, and also retains the old scheme of chaff-flare dispenser strakes. While there are no other major modifications to the airframe, old MiG-29s upgraded to the MiG-29SMT specification would be refurbished to give them 20 years of airframe life.

Unrefueled range of the MiG-29SMT is cited as 2,200 kilometers (1,370 miles) without external tanks, almost half again as great as that of 9-12 MiG-29. Multirole capabilities are provided by an improved N-019M Slot Back radar, with greater range, wider field of view, and the ability to track ten targets at once. It appears that the MiG-29SMT can carry an external targeting pod, and can certainly carry reconnaissance pods. The MiG-29SMT can use all the advanced weapons that were qualified for the MiG-29M, with a total external stores load of 4,000 kilograms (8,800 pounds) on six stores pylons.

Although much has been loaded onto the MiG-29SMT's airframe compared to the original 9-12 MiG-29, the new variant's performance has not suffered and in fact appears to be improved, thanks to new, more powerful Klimov RD-43 engines with over 10,000 kilograms (22,000 pounds) afterburning thrust. However, it appears that most of the MiG-29SMTs built so far still have some variant of the RD-33, due to delays in engine production, but the two types of engines are mechanically compatible and engine upgrades should be straightforward.

Initial flight of the first MiG-29SMT prototype was on 29 November 1997, with Marat Alykov at the controls. This machine was a modification of a company prototype that had already been used in the MiG-29S effort, and did not include all the features expected for the "production" MiG-29SMT.

The first full-standard MiG-29SMT, also a conversion of a company demonstrator, performed its first flight on 14 July 1998, piloted by the MiG organization's new chief test pilot, Vladimir Gorbunov. This aircraft was demonstrated at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK in 1998.

RSK MiG followed up the MiG-29SMT with a similar effort to produce a a second-generation two-seater, the "9-51T MiG-29UBT", essentially a company 9-51 MiG-29UB fitted with improvements developed for the MiG-29SMT.

The MiG-29UBT features a swollen spine to provide more fuel, with the larger dorsal airbrake and the beavertail of the MiG-29SMT, and also can be fitted with a bolt-on inflight refueling probe. The front-seater's cockpit layout is very much like that of the MiG-29SMT, but although the back-seater still has flight controls, the rear panel layout features a large CRT to display TV or infrared camera imagery provided by external pods.

While the MiG-29UBT can be used as a trainer, its focus is clearly for roles such as precision strike, with the back-seater targeting and guiding smart munitions wh...

3.Posté par F-15K Slam Eagle le 18/12/2006 19:02 | Alerter
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The F-15E Strike Eagle is a modern United States all-weather strike fighter, designed for long-range interdiction of enemy ground targets deep behind enemy lines. A derivative of the F-15 Eagle air superiority fighter, the Strike Eagle proved its worth in Desert Storm, carrying out deep strikes against high-value targets and providing close air support for Coalition troops. Visually, the Strike Eagle can be distinguished from the standard F-15 by the fighter's dark 'Gunship Gray' paint, versus the "Air superiority gray" color scheme of the F-15C/D. All F-15Es have two seats.

Contents [hide]
1 History
2 Design
3 Combat Record
3.1 Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm
3.2 Operations Southern Watch and Northern Watch
3.3 Operations Deny Flight and Operation Allied Force
3.4 Operation Enduring Freedom
3.5 Operation Iraqi Freedom
4 Variants
4.1 F-15I
4.1.1 Differences between F-15E and F-15I
4.1.2 Squadrons
4.2 F-15K
4.3 F-15S
4.4 F-15SG
5 Trivia
6 General characteristics
7 Specifications (F-15E Strike Eagle)
8 References
9 External links
10 Related content

[edit] History
In March of 1981, the USAF announced the Enhanced Tactical Fighter program to procure a replacement for the F-111. The concept envisioned an aircraft capable of launching deep interdiction missions without requiring additional support in the form of fighter escort or jamming support. General Dynamics submitted the F-16XL, while McDonnell Douglas submitted a variant of the F-15 Eagle. The F-15E's first flight was on December 11, 1986. The first production model of the F-15E was delivered to the 405th Tactical Training Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., in April 1988. The "Strike Eagle", as it was dubbed, received initial operational capability in October 1989 at Seymour Johnson AFB in North Carolina with the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing. Variants of the F-15E are also operated by Israel (F-15I), Korea (F-15K), Saudi Arabia (F-15S) and Singapore (F-15SG)

While the F-15C/D is being replaced by the F-22 Raptor, there is no slated replacement for the F-15E. As the Strike Eagles are more recent than the F-15 and rated for twice the lifetime, they will remain in service well into the middle of the 2020s, perhaps longer. The Air Force is currently investigating a "regional bomber" concept, and among the possibilities are a bomber derivative of the F-22 Raptor, essentially carrying on the Strike Eagle legacy.

[edit] Design
The deep strike mission of the F-15E is a radical departure from that of the F-15, designed as an air superiority fighter under the mantra "not a pound for air-to-ground". However, the basic airframe proved versatile enough to produce a very capable strike fighter. While designed for ground attack, it retains much of the air-to-air lethality of the F-15, and can defend itself against enemy aircraft.

The F-15E prototype was a modification of the two-seat F-15B. Despite its origins, the F-15E includes significant structural changes and much more powerful engines. The back seat is equipped for a Weapon Systems Officer (WSO pronounced Wizzo), or known to some as the "guy in back" (GIB), to work the new air-to-ground avionics. On four screens, the WSO can display information from the radar, electronic warfare or infrared sensors, monitor aircraft or weapons status and possible threats, select targets, and use an electronic "moving map" to navigate. Two hand controls are used to select new displays and to refine targeting information. Displays can be moved from one screen to another, chosen from a "menu" of display options. Unlike earlier two-place jets (like the F-14 Tomcat and Navy's F-4 Phantom II), whose "backseater" lacked flying controls, the WSO of the F-15E cockpit is equipped with its own stick and throttle, and the F-15E WSO can take over flying if necessary, albeit with reduced visibility.

To extend its range, the F-15E is fitted with two conformal fuel tanks (CFT's) that hug the fuselage, producing lower drag than conventional, underwing fuel tanks. They carry 750 U.S. gallons (2,800 L) of fuel, and house six weapons hardpoints in two rows of three in tandem. However, unlike conventional fuel tanks, CFT's cannot be jettisoned, so increased range comes at the cost of degraded performance with respect to the F-15 as a result of the additional drag and weight. Similar tanks can be mounted on F-15C's, but the range/performance tradeoff is typically not worth it for an air superiority fighter.

The Strike Eagle's tactical electronic warfare system (TEWS) integrates all countermeasures on the craft: radar warning receivers (RWR), radar jammer, radar, and chaff/flare dispensers are all tied to the TEWS to provide comprehensive defense against detection and tracking.

An inertial navigation system uses a laser gyroscope to continuously monitor the aircraft's position and provide information to the central computer and other systems, including a digital moving map in both cockpits.

The APG-70 radar system allows air crews to detect ground targets fr...

4.Posté par Why singapor droped the RAFALE le 20/12/2006 18:31 | Alerter
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Fighter improvements follow Singapore defeat

Following the selection of the Boeing F-15SG by Singapore’s defence ministry, the unsuccessful contenders have both made attempts to address the issues that counted against them during the Singaporean evaluation.

The Dassault Rafale was evaluated immediately after the last Asian Aerospace show and suffered poor serviceability, so that plans for Singaporean pilots to fly the (reportedly radarless) example of the single-seater were abandoned, while the two-seater lacked the standard of radar that was being offered, necessitating the deployment of a Dassault Mirage 2000 to demonstrate the radar and avionics.

Although the passive electronically scanned array (PESA) RBE2 radar offers many advantages, its range was inadequate, and to remedy this France is reviewing its 2004 order for 59 Rafales, and is likely to reduce this to 51 aircraft "for the same overall cost", with the sacrifice of eight to 12 aircraft paying for radar development work.

There may also have been concerns as to whether the planned timescale for the integration of the Meteor missile on the Rafale was sufficiently robust, but in September 2005 Dassault flew an aircraft from the carrier Charles de Gaulle with a full load of dummy Meteor rounds.

For Eurofighter’s Typhoon, the problem was different. It has been widely acknowledged that the aircraft performed well in Singapore’s evaluations, with performance, agility and radar performance coming in for particular praise. The Typhoon also demonstrated impeccable serviceability during the evaluation, and was able to demonstrate everything that the Republic of Singapore Air Force wanted to see, including supercruise, when its competitors could not.

The aircraft was able to climb to operating altitude without making a tortuous series of turns to avoid Malaysian airspace, on one occasion blasting off from Paya Lebar and flying to 26,000ft (7,930m) before reaching the airfield boundary.

Typhoon’s problem was that BAE Systems put in what insiders called "a shambolic performance" during the early part of the bidding process, and that the Singaporeans were concerned about delivery timescales and the inability of the Eurofighter consortium to define the Tranche 2 capability package, putting Singapore’s required air-to-ground capabilities in doubt.

Integration of an initial air-to-ground capability is now making rapid progress, however, and like Dassault, Eurofighter has flown captive Meteor test rounds under Typhoon.

The Eurofighter consortium’s hard work seems to have born fruit, with a credibility-enhancing memorandum of understanding for 72 aircraft signed between the UK government and Saudi Arabia, and with Japan showing serious interest in the aircraft to meet its FX requirement.

Industry insiders suggest that Eurofighter are better placed to provide Japan with the degree of technology transfer, local assembly and local modification/upgrade and weapons integration that the Japanese are likely to require.

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