Sunday, November 25, 2012

Video, gun training in Corsica

Very interesting video showing the Provence and Normandie Niemen Rafale preparing for gun training at the Solenzara Air Base in September 2012.

Friday, November 16, 2012

In the Press, Air&Cosmos special Rafale

Air&Cosmos has just released a special issue entirely dedicated to the Rafale. 100+ pages about the aircraft : Libya campain, French squadrons, Export oportunities, future developments....

Concerning the last topic, Air&cosmos is publishing an exclusive cgi picture of a Rafale carrying stealth weapon cocoons. (thx to Vuia for the pict.:) )

Friday, November 9, 2012

India : integration of "Brahmos Mini"

Interesting news from the site Navy :

The company Brahmos Aerospace is working on a resized Brahmos missile, named Brahmos Mini, and plans live tests in two years.

Brahmos stand at Indo Defence/Indo Marine 2012 - © Navy

Rafale, the winner of MMRCA, may become one of the two aircraft using this missile in India.

The website says :

 The company's first focus will be the integration of the future Brahmos mini on future Indian platforms such as the Rafale (winner of MMRCA) and Mig-29K of Indian navy.
While no talks have occured yet between Brahmos Aerospace and Dassault Aviation they plan to start contacts once the first missile tests have occured.

Regarding weapon loads, the Indian-Russian Joint Venture believes that after the required development and testing, both Mig-29K and Rafale should be able to carry between 1 and 3 Brahmos Mini.

Thursday, November 8, 2012