News Listings for Dassault Mirage G

  • FARNBOROUGH: Airbus's fly-by-wire pioneer Bernard Ziegler wins Flightglobal Lifetime Achievement Award

    News | 11 Jul 2012 06:00

    Bernard Ziegler is an aeronautical engineer and test pilot who retired in 1997, when he was senior vice-president engineering at Airbus. At retirement he...
  • Raring to go

    News | 09 Jul 1997 00:00

    The next millennium will herald a new age for French maritime power <p> </p> <p>Julian Moxon/PARIS </p> <p>The service entry of France's nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle at the end of 1999 will usher in a new era for French maritime power. It will also mark the initial deployment of the Dassault Rafale M - the first carrier-borne aircraft developed by Dassault Aviation since the Super Etendard entered service in 1978. </p> <p>The Charles de Gaulle will carry up to 30 Rafale Ms as its primary fleet air-defence force. The original requirement for the carrier - initially meant to be joined by a second ship - was based primarily on the strategic considerations which existed before the end of the Cold War, and to meet French out-of-area defence needs, particularly in Africa. Political necessity has kept the programme alive, with the result that France will soon become the only European nation to field a nuclear carrier able to deploy conventional catapult-launched air