PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) – France’s Dassault Aviation said on Monday it had received a contact from the French government to update the Rafale fighter jet as plans simultaneously gather speed for a longer-term project to build a Franco-German successor.
The so-called F4 version of the multi-role Rafale, which is being developed for a reported investment of 2 billion euros, will include greater connectivity to allow “networked combat,” Dassault said in a statement.
Sensors - Optronics - Display - Integration - Weapons
It will also involve upgraded sensors and optronics, a sophisticated helmet-mounted display and the integration of new air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons.
The upgrade to France’s national fighter...
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