Dassault Aviation is taking part in the Euronaval exhibition, from 23 to 26 October 2018, at Paris-Le Bourget exhibition center.
Dassault is displaying the following 5 models (scale 1/10e) at its booth:
- Rafale M
- Falcon 2000MRA
- UCAS (Unmanned Combat Air System)
- NGF (New Generation Fighter)
The New Generation Fighter (NGF) will eventually replace the current generation of Dassault’s Rafales and Germany’s Eurofighter Typhoons aircraft by around 2035-2040.
Dassault’s next-generation aircraft has no tail fin and a swept W-shaped wing design and incorporates highly advanced stealth technologies and integration with information systems. The new aircraft will have tricycle-type landing gear for runway take-off and landing.
The air vehicle is expected to adapt to contemporary air threats and exploiting the potential of artificial intelligence.
According to a news release put out in April 2018, Germany and France have agreed on the central requirements for a new fighter jet to replace Eurofighter Typhoon and Rafale warplanes beginning in 2040.
Earlier, Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation, said Airbus and Dassault decided to team up to ensure that Europe retains control over its future weapons systems.
Airbus and Dassault stressed the importance for France and Germany to launch an initial joint study this year so they could get demonstrators of the technology done for 2025.
Trappier said the fighter jet would not be a copy of the U.S. F-35 fighter, but would be more ambitious.
With over 10,000 military and civil aircraft delivered in more than 90 countries over the last century, Dassault Aviation has built up expertise recognized worldwide in the design, development, sale and support of all types of aircraft, ranging from the Rafale fighter, to the high-end Falcon family of business jets and military drones.
In 2017, Dassault Aviation reported revenues of €4.8 billion. The company has 11,400 employees.