French small businesses examine Indian Rafale opportunities

28 November 2017

The companies behind the development of the Rafale fighter have presented the benefits of investing in the Indian acquisition of the aircraft to a number of French small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the hope that they will choose to participate in the programme that will see an initial batch of 36 examples procured.

Dassault Aviation, Safran, and Thales drew some 50 companies to a business-to-business event in the Centre Val de Loire region of France on 24 November to promote the concept of an industrial aeronautical sector in India, as well as the available opportunities for these SMEs as part of the offset requirements for the fighter acquisition.

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