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Dassault Rafale, la 100.000 de ore de zborDassault Rafale, 100,000 flight hours

10 October 2013 No Comment

rafaleAvionul Rafale, dezvoltat si construit de proiectantul francez, a atins “borna” celor 100.000 de ore de zbor.

Performanta este remarcabila daca ne gandim ca Franta, prin intermediul Armee de l’Air (Fortele Aeriene) si a Marinei Militare, este singurul operator de Rafale. Deocamdata cel putin.

Cele 100.000 de ore de zbor au fost depasite undeva in cursul acestei veri, insa comunicarea a venit putin mai tarziu, c-asa e la francezi πŸ™‚

Revenind, in momentul de fata sunt in serviciu 117 aparate din totalul celor 122 livrate de Dassault in decursul anilor, cinci fiind pierdute. Fortele Aeriene au primit 84 de aparate (44 “simple” si 40 “duble”) iar Marina 38.

Alte 26 de avioane trebuie livrate pana in anul 2019.

Ca si perspective pentru export, Rafale are sanse mari sa ajunga doar in India, tara care ar vrea 126 de aparate. In rest, francezii nu au reusit sa convinga pe nimeni, Rafale fiind vazut ca un avion extrem de performant, dar foarte scump de achizitionat si operat.rafaleRafale, the aircraft developed and built by French company Dassault, has reached “terminal” of 100,000 flight hours.

The performance is remarkable if we consider that France, through the Armee de l’Air (Air Force) and Navyis the only Rafale operator. For now at least. The 100,000 flight mark hours was exceeded somewhere this summer, but communication has come a little later. That’s the way it is in French πŸ™‚

There are 117 Rafale fighter jets in service from a total of 122 delivered by Dassault over the years, five being lost trough crashes. Air Force received 84 “omniroles” and the Navy only 38. Another 26 aircraft will be delivered until 2019.

As export prospects, Rafale has a good chance to be sold in India, a country that wants 126 jets. Otherwise, the French failed to convince anyone else. Rafale is seen as a high-performance fighter, but very expensive to purchase and to operate.

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