Forbes goes Rafale-hatin’

Dassault and the French government get a good bashing today by a Forbes magazine article, which does a decent job of describing the export sales record — or lack, thereof — of the Rafale.

The Big Engine That Couldn’t


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One Response to Forbes goes Rafale-hatin’

  1. Michel Merluzeau 11 February, 2008 at 4:51 pm #

    Good to see that Forbes is catching up with the news. The story is slightly more complex than reported in this article, Rafale suffers from more than just political woes. In theory it is a great aircraft, but the reality is that it does not have an operational AESA, Spectra is still being developed and it cannot drop LGBs without the help of a 2000D or SEM. They will get Damocles soon. It will become an “exportable” product within the next couple of years….

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