Qatar To Procure Dassault Rafale Aircraft?

Qatar could intensify its interest in procuring Rafale jets when its new Emir, Sheikh Tamim Ben Hamad Al Thani visits Paris on June 23, the La Tribune financial website reported on Wednesday…

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/10589/Qatar_To_Procure_Dassault_Rafale_Aircraft_#.U4aYXFSx15Q

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Heron UAS operators offered airframe ‘transplant’

 

Existing operators of the Israel Aerospace Industries Heron unmanned air system are being offered a way of getting the advanced performance of the heavy fuel engine-powered Super Heron, by taking the avionics package of the older version and “transplanting” it into the new model’s enlarged fuselage…

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Heron-UAS-operators-offered-airframe-transplant-399768

IAF needs a ‘mirage’ touch

The IAF’S fighter strength has been a cause of worry. It is hoped that the new government will take an early decision on clearing the purchase of 126 French Rafale multi-role combat jets. Negotiations have been underway since January 2012.
There is a sense of urgency as further delays in the acquisition will upset the IAF’s plan to sustain its minimum operational strength…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2639843/SITUATION-ROOM-The-new-Defence-Minister-lift-cloud-suspicion-Government-armed-forces.html