On 29 December 2022, Dassault Aviation’s Mérignac plant delivered Rafale B359 (F3R commonplace) to the Route Générale de l’Armement (French protection procurement company). The Rafale B359 is for the French Air and Area Power. This occasion marks the resumption of Rafale deliveries to France after an interruption of 4 years. It’s a part of the “tranche 4” order for 60 plane awarded in 2009. In accordance with the assorted Navy Programming Acts, deliveries to France have been interrupted for budgetary causes.

The Dassault Rafale manufacturing line was then devoted to export orders. An extra 27 Rafale fighters are nonetheless to be delivered for tranche 4, plus 12 Rafale fighters ordered by France in 2021 to make up for the 12 plane offered to Hellenic Air Power. Tranche 5 needs to be awarded in 2023. Within the present strategic context, the Dassault Aviation group is especially proud to be a accomplice in equipping and supporting the French air pressure, because it has achieved for greater than a century.


Dassault Aviation delivered Rafale B359 to the French protection procurement company. (Photograph by DGA)

The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter plane designed and constructed by Dassault Aviation. Geared up with a variety of weapons, the Rafale is meant to carry out air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, floor help, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence missions. The Rafale is distinct from different European fighters of its period in that it’s nearly fully constructed by one nation, involving most of France’s main defence contractors, corresponding to Dassault, Thales and Safran.

With over 10,000 navy and civil plane (together with 2,500 Falcons) delivered in additional than 90 nations over the past century, Dassault Aviation has constructed up experience acknowledged worldwide within the design, growth, sale and help of all sorts of plane, starting from the Rafale fighter, to the high-end Falcon household of enterprise jets, navy drones and house techniques. In 2021, Dassault Aviation reported revenues of €7.2 billion. The corporate has 12,400 staff.