Monday, May 22, 2017

Dassault Aviation Hopes To Sell More Rafale Jets To India

Geneva: French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation SA hopes to start talks with India by the end of the year for additional sales of its Rafale fighter jet, before full negotiations in 2018, Chief Executive Eric Trappier said in Geneva on Sunday.

He also said the company was awaiting more information on Canada's search for fighter planes.

Canada said on Thursday it was reviewing plans to buy military equipment from Boeing Co after the US planemaker launched a trade complaint alleging that Canada's Bombardier Inc had dumped jets into the US market.

In November, Canada said it wanted to buy 18 Boeing Super Hornets as a stopgap measure while it prepared a competition to replace its aging fleet of fighter jets.

According to industry sources, the Canadian government has also held talks with Eurofighter, Lockheed Martin and Saab.
22/05/17 Reuters/NDTV