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In France, stopped the work of the company where they assembled Rafale fighters for India

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Indian media publish materials that the delivery of Rafale aircraft from France under the previously concluded contract will be postponed. Indian journalists write that this became known from two sources in the defense industry who wished to remain anonymous.


The Hindustan Times reports that the decision to postpone the delivery was made by the French side due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus.

At the moment, in France, the production line of the aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation is completely stopped, at one of the enterprises of which they are creating fighters for the Indian Air Force. Quarantine at the French enterprise was initially announced until March 31, however, it is noted that, most likely, it will be extended for at least another 2 weeks.

Recall that India had previously ordered 36 Rafale fighters from France. As it turned out, the amount of the contract is such that each aircraft will cost the Indian budget a huge amount - almost $ 200 million. This, for example, is twice the cost of a fifth-generation fighter F-35. But in India, it was stated that this amount includes arms transfers, maintenance and training of flight personnel.
From the report:

The first batch of four Rafale aircraft was supposed to fly to a base in India in May 2020, but the plan was faced with uncertainty due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19.

The contact implied the delivery of a second batch of fighters to India by February 2021, and the final batch of Rafale by April 2022.

CEO of Indian Research Center aviation Manmohan Bahadur:

The transfer of supplies will not cause significant difficulties in updating the Indian Air Force fleet. I hope the air forces of the country deal with this situation.
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  1. Irokez
    Irokez 23 March 2020 13: 42 New
    +1
    Business only 2 weeks.
    For Hindus, this is not critical when they arrive at the place they will wash the plane with cow urine and the coronavirus will not shine at all.
    1. venik
      venik 23 March 2020 18: 20 New
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      Quote: Irokez
      Business only 2 weeks.

      ======
      But there was a time to dance, to sing .....
      And in general - to do more important things ...
      And then you think there is some kind of "Rafal" ..... They have "behind them" - 5 thousand years of History .... And then some couple of weeks .....
    2. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 23 March 2020 19: 03 New
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      This is two weeks so far. How it will turn things around is still a big question.
      1. Irokez
        Irokez 23 March 2020 19: 23 New
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        Quote: TermNachTER
        How it will turn things around is still a big question.

        By the way, yes. Given the impending crisis and the hard-working Indians, they can cancel the deal or the French will mess up and how it can be with the Mistrals. And if the United States imposes sanctions on the Indians for anything, then there will be ay-ay with Rafaly.
        1. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 23 March 2020 21: 23 New
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          I think the mattress covers will not miss the opportunity to do dirty tricks to their European partners. At the same time, push the Indians in the right direction - the purchase of the F - 16 or F - 18.
  2. Most kind
    Most kind 23 March 2020 13: 43 New
    +4
    Purely by chance, the Narmal gentlemen came up with boats to Israel, ships to us, planes to the Indians, they are French, honest
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 23 March 2020 15: 46 New
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      Quote: Most Kind
      Purely by chance, Narmal gentlemen came out

      They are not gentlemen, they are musk. This all seems to be changing.
  3. NEXUS
    NEXUS 23 March 2020 13: 43 New
    +4
    Each time the infection is more vigorous. There was bird flu, then pig flu, SARS, now the coronovirus ... and then what? 50 years ago, people did not know about this all. For 100 years we have lived without such epidemics, and here over the past 30 years, it’s not a disease, but an epidemic. And you can’t write off all this just for bad ecology.
    1. AU Ivanov.
      AU Ivanov. 23 March 2020 13: 47 New
      +2
      There was a plague. It is much worse than all these viruses combined. Even with the modern level of medicine.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 23 March 2020 13: 50 New
        +4
        Quote: AU Ivanov.
        There was a plague. It is much worse than all these viruses combined. Even with the modern level of medicine.

        The great plague was in the 17th century. But I'm talking about a period of 100 years. You look at statistics such as diabetes. 40 years ago, this disease was not very common, and now you can confidently talk about the epidemic around the world.
        1. AU Ivanov.
          AU Ivanov. 23 March 2020 13: 56 New
          +2
          Diabetes is not a contagious disease; there can be no epidemic here. This is, most of all, the costs of modern medicine, when the weakest became surviving. Natural selection has stopped working.
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 23 March 2020 13: 58 New
            +2
            Quote: AU Ivanov.
            Diabetes is not a contagious disease

            However, almost every second elderly person is sick today, and statistics on younger ones is also not joyful.
        2. knn54
          knn54 23 March 2020 15: 18 New
          +3
          Influenza "Spaniard", 1918. In 1919, a health department was created in the League of Nations (the predecessor of the UN). Today, WHO.
          About a third of the world's population was ill, at least 50 million people died, mostly from 20 to 40 years old. Those who had ENHANCED immunity, the body produced too many antibodies to fight the virus, which eventually destroyed the lungs. The person was simply choked with blood. Many died literally the day after infection.
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 23 March 2020 15: 21 New
            +2
            Quote: knn54
            Influenza "Spaniard", 1918. In 1919, a health department was created in the League of Nations (the predecessor of the UN). Today, WHO.
            About a third of the world's population was ill, at least 50 million people died, mostly from 20 to 40 years old. Those who had ENHANCED immunity, the body produced too many antibodies to fight the virus, which eventually destroyed the lungs. The person was simply choked with blood. Many died literally the day after infection.

            Now look at the year when it was raging ... just the height of the First World War. And medicine was not an example of the current one. I don’t say anything about artificial respiration devices. That is why such a mortality has turned out. The great plague in the 17th century took away 100 million, and also for this reason, plus bad water, etc.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 23 March 2020 14: 05 New
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      Quote: NEXUS
      50 years ago, people did not know about this all. For 100 years we have lived without such epidemics, and here over the past 30 years, it’s not a disease, but an epidemic.

      Mother Earth was dirtied, the air was poisoned, we drink poisoned water, instead of normal food we eat dust, chemistry and plastic meat. Well, how many different antibiotics, vitamins and dietary supplements. Such a breeding ground for bacteria viruses.
    3. Butchcassidy
      Butchcassidy 23 March 2020 14: 34 New
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      Google "spanish". And the spread is facilitated by globalization and informatization.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 23 March 2020 14: 44 New
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        Quote: ButchCassidy
        Google "spanish". And the spread is facilitated by globalization and informatization.

        Spaniard is just a runny nose compared to what is happening now in Africa. You are aware that TWO epidemics are raging now in Africa at this moment, which have already claimed more than 2 million lives. Coronovirus in its statistics with this infection is simply a mild ailment. Google, be very surprised. However, nowhere is that gu gu.
        1. lwxx
          lwxx 23 March 2020 17: 07 New
          +2
          [/ Quote]

          Spaniard is just a runny nose compared to what is happening now in Africa. You are aware that TWO epidemics are raging now in Africa at this moment, which have already claimed more than 2 million lives. Coronovirus in its statistics with this infection is simply a mild ailment. Google, very surprised. However, nowhere else gu. [Quote] Coronavirus began to mow the "golden billion", and in Africa people die like that. So they are silent.
        2. Butchcassidy
          Butchcassidy 23 March 2020 23: 11 New
          +2
          Is Spaniard an easy runny nose?)) You, damn it, what are you consuming, buddy? Spaniard 30% of Europe mowed down
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 24 March 2020 00: 13 New
            +1
            Quote: ButchCassidy
            Is Spaniard an easy runny nose?)) You, damn it, what are you consuming, buddy? Spaniard 30% of Europe mowed down

            I will ask you the same question about "what you consume" ... what was medicine then? There was a world war! What kind of artificial respiration apparatus were there, what were the doctors who needed more than one or two for each patient? Was there free medicine in Europe, ... buddy? Che grim nonsense then? If the coronovirus was in 1918, there were not 50 million there, but the whole hundred, or even two. You need to turn on your head a little, buddy.
            1. Butchcassidy
              Butchcassidy 24 March 2020 07: 18 New
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              So where is the “runny nose” if the infectious disease is more than half a billion people, of which 10-20% died?
              The level of medicine does not negate the severity of the disease itself. Especially since they found out that "Spaniard" is the closest relative of bird flu type? This is a serious illness, not a runny nose.
  4. Avior
    Avior 23 March 2020 13: 44 New
    +1
    Aircraft are becoming more and more complicated and expensive with each generation and improvement.
    Once upon a time, thousands stood in service, now hundreds, dozens more go further?
    It will not work well, they won’t find each other in the sky ...
    hi
  5. evgic
    evgic 23 March 2020 13: 56 New
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    Recall that India had previously ordered 36 Rafale fighters from France. As it turned out, the amount of the contract is such that each aircraft will cost the Indian budget a huge amount - almost $ 200 million. This, for example, is twice the cost of a fifth-generation fighter F-35. But in India, it was stated that this amount includes arms transfers, maintenance and training of flight personnel.
    Kickbacks see space there. It is not surprising that the Russian Federation lost the tender, we only dream about such kickbacks so far. Yes, far to Europe)))
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  7. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 23 March 2020 14: 19 New
    +1
    Hindus kidnjak with samletov fully earned themselves contacted with scammers, called the "natural selection of suckers."
  8. Thrifty
    Thrifty 23 March 2020 14: 52 New
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    Is it force majeure, or can the Indians annul the contract and demand a penalty for postponement? I just can’t imagine to say, during the war, we stopped releasing tanks because of the massive flu! Diseases come and go, but a combat-ready army must always be had!
  9. Tuzik
    Tuzik 23 March 2020 15: 03 New
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    Recall that India had previously ordered 36 Rafale fighters from France. As it turned out, the amount of the contract is such that each aircraft will cost the Indian budget a huge amount - almost $ 200 million.

    I wonder what skills Rafale won the tender at that price. Why is he so superior to competitors? Or did the French agree to transfer technology?
  10. iouris
    iouris 23 March 2020 17: 48 New
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    Is it true that the voice programs of Rafal do not understand the Indian English pilots of the Indian Air Force?
    1. nks
      nks 23 March 2020 22: 20 New
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      not true. at least no one complained.
  11. Prisoner
    Prisoner 23 March 2020 20: 21 New
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    Did you dance? Now dance. laughing
  12. nks
    nks 23 March 2020 22: 15 New
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    In fact, just the opposite is being reported that the first 4 rafals will arrive in India on time. Moreover, they were transferred to India last year - Indian pilots trained in France on them
    https://idrw.org/iaf-confident-to-get-rafale-jet-by-may-2020-despite-production-cut-in-france-amidst-coronavirus-scare/
    And even if there will be a delay with these 4 sides, then it has nothing to do with the shutdown of the factory - this may concern only the following deliveries.
  13. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 25 March 2020 14: 46 New
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    [quote = Irokez] nothing shines on the coronavirus
    Coronavirus in China is a thing of the past. The Chinese have a new problem - hantavirus. There are already dead. What is going on ?
  14. VladVlad
    VladVlad 25 March 2020 15: 22 New
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    Roll up your lip.