Monday, May 21, 2012

MMRCA, Indian Air Force Chief visits Rafale facilities

Air Chief Marchal N.A.K Browne, (Left).in front of a Su-30MKI
Livefist reports that Air Chief Marchal N.A.K Browne is currently visiting various Dassault and French Air Force facilities in France :
He will most notably visit the following locations:
  • St Dizier Air Base (BA113), home of 3 Rafale squadrons (Provence, Gascogne and Aquitaine)
  • Istres Air Base (BA125), French Flight test center.
  • Cognac Air Base (BA709), French Air Force Flight school and Harfang Drone.
  • Rafale assembly line in Merignac.
He is also intended to meet high representatives of the French Ministry of Defense :
  • Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (Recently nominated as part of the government of President Fran├žois Hollande), 
  • Armed Force Chief, Admiral Edouard Guillaud
  • Defense procurment Agency (DGA) Director, Laurent Collet-Billon
  • Air Force Chief, General Jean-Paul Palomeros
India has selected the Rafale as its next Medium Multirole Combat Aircraft  (MMRCA) last January 31st. The deal for an initial order of 126 jets is expected to be signed at the end of 2012.

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