French Rafale fighter manufacturer: Dassault Aviation SA (DUAVF) (1929)

Dassault Aviation SA (OTC PINK: DUAVF, Euronext: AM) was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Paris, France. It has 12,757 full-time employees. It is a French military aerospace and commercial aircraft manufacturer. Affiliated to Dassault Group (Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault SAS), it is a subsidiary of Dassault Group. Dassault Aviation is a well-known French manufacturer of Rafale fighters.

Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation SA (DUAVF):

Dassault Aerospace was established by Marcel Bloch in 1929. After World War II, Marcel Bloch was renamed Marshall Dassault. The company was also changed to Marcel Dassault on December 20, 1947. Aerospace company. In 1971, Dassault acquired Breguet and changed its name to Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation (AMD-BA); later the company changed its name to Dassault-Breguet Aviation in 1990.

Dassault Aviation SA is engaged in aerospace business in France and internationally. The company designs and manufactures military aircraft, business jets and space systems. Dassault Aerospace provides Rafale, a dual-engine multi-role fighter that can perform various combat missions in the Air Force and Navy Air Force; nEUROn mid-to-high altitude (MALE) drones; Mirage 2000 aircraft; and perform maritime surveillance, Intelligence, medical evacuation and other special mission aircraft. Dassault Aviation has a fleet of 2,100 Falcon jets and 1,000 fighter jets.

In addition, Dassault Aerospace is also involved in providing aviation maintenance and services; repairing and maintaining landing gear and flight control; overhauling and repairing civil aviation equipment; providing structured financing for Falcon aircraft; leasing and management of Falcon aircraft as a public passenger transport activity Part of the process; production and distribution of simulation tools; and training and aviation documentation operations.

Dassault Aviation SA (DUAVF) product:

Dassault Rafale B

The most well-known product of Dassault Aerospace is its Rafale fighter, also known as Rafale (Rafale, also translated in Chinese: Biaofeng or Rafael), which is a twin-engine, delta wing, highly flexible and multi-purpose developed and built by Dassault. Fighter. In the 1970s, the French Air Force and Navy sought new fighters as their successors. In order to save costs, France tried to join the European fighter plan and jointly research and develop with other countries. However, due to the large difference in the requirements of fighter functions, France finally decided to invest solely in research and development. In the end, Dassault developed a prototype of the wind, and its avionics and aerodynamic shape optimized its role in the air dominance fighter.

The French military is expected to replace seven different specialized military aircraft, including carrier-based fighters, as the main force for the next generation of the French Navy and Air Force. The main users of this fighter jet are the French Air Force and the French Navy. In 2015, it received orders from Egypt (24), India (36) and Qatar (36).

Rafale’s manufacturing is very innovative because:

  • Extensive use (greater than 30%) of high-tech composite materials, such as carbon fiber, titanium, Kevlar fiber (radome, wing/fuselage connection fairing and tail) and aluminum-lithium alloy.
  • Dassault CATIA tools use computer-aided technology (computer-aided manufacturing (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) combined use), and it will become a global leader in this field. The use of CATIA reduces the number of fasteners used to 3000.
  • The centralization of everything that is due or the delocalization of everything that is due.
  • The use of digital models made Dassault the first aircraft manufacturer to manufacture an aircraft without a physical model.
  • Using welding-related processes developed by the Commission on Nuclear and Alternative Energy (CEA) (SPF/DB), rib-shaped parts or honeycomb structure sheets of parts composed of multiple parts can be obtained in a single forming welding operation.

Since Dassault expects that the production speed may be very low, and also speeds up production in order to ensure export orders (except for the special needs of the French army), it has decided to prototype from the beginning of the project to rationalize its production and bring it into the digital age: Each AMD-BA (now Dassault) site is assigned a production task to have an effective production process.

  • Dassault Argenteuil factory: part of the body structure, such as paint, aluminum frame and structural parts, from the fuselage pipes and assembly lines to the full-time wiring factory where subcontractors work directly inside, to check the tightness of the structure. The factory also has a chemical processing workshop.
  • GMA Seclin factory: part of important structures, such as frames and beams.
  • Dassault Martignas factory: wings.
  • Dassault Biarritz (Dassault Biarritz) plant: wings and heat sinks, and 350 components in composite materials.
  • Martignas Factory: Using panels produced by Biarritz factory (Biarritz), assembled by robots, this is the first time in the history of wing aviation.
  • GMA Poitiers factory: cockpit covers and canards, as well as parts produced by SPF/DB.
  • Snecma Evry-Corbeil plant: M88 engine parts.
  • Snecma Villaroche plant: Assembly and testing of the M88 engine.
  • Thomson Pesac plant: RBE2 radar and other systems.
  • Dassault Argonay factory: electric flight control and servo control. Dassault continues to be the only aircraft manufacturer in the world to build its own flight control device according to Marcel Dassault’s wishes.
  • Dassault Merignac plant: the final assembly line of sub-assemblies produced by Dassault, Snecma and Thomson plants and equipment provided by 500 other subcontractors.

All products:

1. Military

  • Breguet
  • MD 315 Flamant, 1947
  • MD 450 Ouragan, 1951
  • Mystère, 1951
    • MD 452 Mystère I, II, 1951
    • MD 453 Mystère III, 1951 (a one-off MD-452 nightfighter)
    • MD 454 Mystère IV, 1952
    • Super Mystère, 1955
  • MMD 550 Mystère-Delta, 1954 prototype
  • Étendard, 1956
    • Étendard II, 1956
    • Étendard IV, 1958
    • Super Étendard, 1974
  • Cavalier MD 610 – VSTOL concept, 1959
  • Mirage III, 1956
  • Mirage IV (strategic bomber), 1959
  • MD 410 Spirale, 1960
  • Balzac V, 1962 VSTOL
  • Mirage IIIV, (1965–1966)
  • Atlantique (ATL 1, originally a Breguet product), 1965
  • Mirage F2, 1966 (Prototype)
  • Mirage F1, 1966
  • Mirage 5, 1967
  • Mirage G, 1967
    • Mirage G, 1967
    • Mirage G-4/G-8, 1971
  • Milan, 1968
  • Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet (Joint venture with Dornier) 1973
  • SEPECAT Jaguar (50/50 joint venture with BAC) begun within Breguet, 1973
  • Falcon Guardian 1, 1977
  • Mirage 2000, 1978
    • Mirage 2000N/2000D 1986
  • Mirage 4000, 1979 (Prototype)
  • Mirage 50, 1979
  • Falcon Guardian 2, 1981
  • Mirage III NG, 1982
  • Atlantique 2 (ATL 2), 1982
  • Rafale, 1986
  • nEUROn, (experimental, first flight 2012)
  • New Generation Fighter (Rafale replacement)

2. Civilian

  • Falcon family
    • Falcon 10 (Falcon 100 Upgraded Version)
    • Falcon 20 (Falcon 200 Upgraded Version)
    • Falcon 30
    • Falcon 50
    • Falcon 900
    • Falcon 2000
    • Falcon 6X
    • Falcon 7X (originally Falcon FNX)
    • Falcon 8X
  • Breguet family
  • Mercure-The only commercial aircraft directly manufactured by Dassault Aviation. Designed to compete with Boeing 737. Only 12 were built.
  • MD 320 Hirondelle
  • Communauté
  • Mystere 30 – 30/40 regional airliner not in production

Dassault Hangtai parent company-Dassault Group (Dassault Group) Dassault Group

Dassault GroupDassault Group (Marshall Dassault Industries) (French: Groupe Dassault) is a holding company located in Paris, France. Dassault Group enjoys a high reputation in aviation manufacturing, defense, and industrial systems. On June 12, 2019, Dassault acquired Medidata Solutions , a US health software company, for US$92.25 per share and US$5.8 billion in cash .

Subsidiaries of Dassault Group:

  • Dassault Aviation (Dassault Aviation, 50.5%)
    • Dassault Falcon Jet (Dassault Falcon, 100%)
    • Dassault Falcon Service
    • Sogitec (simulation and integrated logistics support system)
  • SABCA (Design and manufacture of aerospace equipment)
    • SABCA Limburg
    • Lummen
  • Dassault Systèmes ( Dassault Software, software and PLM development solutions)
  • Société de Véhicules Electriques (SVE), Dassault’s joint venture with Heuliez to develop electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (based on Renault Kangoo’s Cleanova II), President and CEO Gérard Thery;
  • Figaro Group
  • Immobilière Dassault—Dassault Real Estate, an office and residential real estate company focused on real estate in Paris, all of its income comes from France
  • Artcurial (Ed, auction house)
    • Arqana (auction house, 30%)
  • Château Dassault (Dassault Winery)

Dassault Aviation SA (DUAVF) history:

  • Marshall Broch Technology Aviation was founded by Marshall Broch in 1930. In 1935, Broch and Henry Portz signed an agreement to purchase the Société Aérienne Bordelaise (SAB) company, which was subsequently renamed “Sud-Ouest”. After the nationalization of the military industry in 1936, it was renamed “Southwest National Aerospace Manufacturing Company (SNCASO)”.
  • France was occupied during World War II, and the aviation industry was essentially disbanded. Marshall Bloch was also imprisoned by the puppet government Vichy France in October 1940. In 1944, Bloch was deported to the Buchenwald concentration camp, where he was locked up until the end of the war in 1945.
  • On November 10, 1945, a company resolution voted to turn the company into a limited company, controlled by Marshall Broch Technology Airlines. On January 20, 1947, it was renamed Marshall Dassault Aviation.
  • The electronics department was opened in 1954 (renamed “Marshall Dassault Electronics” in 1962). The first project was the development of aeronautical radar, and then the development of infrared targeting heads, navigation and bombing modules for air-to-air missiles. From the 1950s to the late 1970s, he vigorously opened up the export market. The main products were the Mirage series fighters and the Mystere-Falcon commercial aircraft. From 1952 to 1977, it accounted for 58% of the business.
  • During 1965-66, the French government released many self-made equipment cases with the intention of supporting its own military industry. Dassault began customizing military and commercial aircraft, and North Aerospace competed in ballistic missiles with civil aviation, military transport aircraft, and helicopters. (Northern Aerospace and Southern Aerospace merged into French Aerospace in 1970).
  • On June 27, 1967, at the request of the government, Dassault acquired 66% of Breguet Aerospace, and merged on December 14, 1971. The assets were included in Breguet, and it was renamed Marshall Daso Breguet United Aerospace ( AMD-BA).
  • In 1990, the company changed its name to Dassault Aerospace.
  • In 2000, Serge Dassault handed over the management rights to Charles Edelstenne. Serge Dassault retires as Honorary Chairman.

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