TATV Defence Monthly: Dassault Rafales

This action-packed Defence Monthly programme takes you across the whole emerging market from the east of India to the west of Africa and all stops in between.

Jon Lake looks at the importance of the additional purchase of Dassault Rafales by the Egyptian Air Force and how this could affect the French manufacturer’s export sales opportunities.

Alan Peaford looks at the modernisation of the Nigerian Airforce with the arrival of the first JF-17 Thunder fighters from Pakistan and imminent arrival of Super Tucanos.

What does this mean for the ongoing anti-insurgency battles in the north of the country? Jay Menon does some naval-gazing as he celebrates additional plans for India to increase the fleet of P8-i Poseidon aircraft from Boeing and looks at how HAL’s light attack helicopter is adapting to a life on the ocean wave.

Still in India, Neelam Mathews, explains the strategy of developing UAV swarms for the Indian army while Alan heads to the Gulf to look at the Edge Group’s latest cost-conscious smart-loitering munitions.

There’s also an opportunity to make a saving on your costs of joining in at the World Defense Show next March.

Jon Lake

Jon Lake

Jon is defence editor for both Arabian and African Aerospace magazines.

Alan Peaford

Alan Peaford MBE

Alan is a former actor, an award-winning foreign correspondent with strong ties to the Middle East through involvement with the launches of Arab Times in Kuwait and Gulf