Historical interesting Facts about Rafale Plane
1.Meaning of Rafale is” gust of wind”, and “burst of fire” in a more military sense.
2.Which COmapny Built Rafale:- Dassault Aviation,France.
3.Rafale is which type of aircraft:- French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole/omnirole fighter aircraft.
4.Details of Rafale Aircraft:-The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation.
Top speed: 1,389 km/h
Range: 3,700 km
Weight: 9,979 kg
Manufacturer: Dassault Aviation
Program cost: €45.9 billion (as of FY2013) (US$62.7 billion)
Engine types: Snecma M88, Turbofan
5.History of Dassault Aviation:-
Dassault Aviation SA (French pronunciation: [daˈso]) is an international French aircraft manufacturer of military and business jets, and is a subsidiary of Dassault Group.It was founded in 1929 by Marcel Bloch as Société des Avions Marcel Bloch or “MB”. After World War II, Marcel Bloch changed his name to Marcel Dassault, and the name of the company was changed to Avions Marcel Dassault on 20 January 1947.
In 1971 Dassault acquired Breguet, forming Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation (AMD-BA).
In 1990 the company was renamed Dassault Aviation.
The Dassault Aviation Group has been headed by Éric Trappier since 9 January 2013
Dassault Aviation is a French aerospace company that shapes the future by designing
and building military aircraft, business jets and space systems.
Introduced in 2001, the Rafale is being produced for both the French Air Force and for carrier-based operations in the French Navy. The Rafale has been marketed for export to several countries, and was selected for purchase by the Indian Air Force, the Egyptian Air Force, the Qatar Air Force and the Hellenic Air Force.