France Orders MICA NG for Rafale Fighters

March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces, welcomes the order by the General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) on March 5, 2021 from the company MBDA, of 367 new generation combat and self-defense interception missiles (Mica NG). They will be delivered between 2028 and 2031. Currently under development, the Mica NG will renew the medium-range…

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Thales Scorpion Helmet Sight Tested for French Navy Rafales

March 15, 2021 (Google Translation) – At the end of January 2021, the DGA Flight Tests center of expertise carried out compatibility tests on the Thales Scorpion * helmet sight on the Cazaux site (Gironde) with the parachute evacuation of a Rafale pilot. This test campaign is part of the process of integrating this equipment on the Rafale to the…

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French Navy Rafales Fitted With TALIOS Laser Designation Nacelle

March 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – Engaged in the Foch mission of the Carrier Strike Group (GAN), the on-board air group (GAé) has been implementing, since February 28, 2020, the new TALIOS laser designation nacelle as part of training in ground support missions and maritime surveillance (SSC). This ramp-up phase will soon be followed by operational commissioning on Rafale marine…

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French Navy Rafales Train With Allies

February 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – In parallel with the air operations carried out by the carrier strike group as part of its participation in the Chammal operation to combat terrorism, Marine Rafales of the on-board air group trained with regional and allied partners. Thus, the first of these training sessions took place on February 16, 2020 with Rafales from…

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