- Dec 24, 2015
False.Auxiliary power units, lighting systems, fuel nozzles, wheel brakes and brake controls, transducer, electro-optical and passive electronic components, cabin systems, canopies, fuel tank sealants, corrosion inhibitors, and various mechanical and electrical power systems were all supplied by American companies.
Before selling SCALP missiles to Egypt, the French government must obtain US approval, Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation was reported as saying on the Rafale deal. The long-range weapon’s ability to function is dependent on certain US parts.
Semiconductor components and software components.
Auxiliary power unit is french : Rubis 3 from Microturbo. https://www.safran-group.com/fr/produits-services/groupe-puissance-auxiliaire-rubis-3
Lighting system : are you mad? (do you really imagine french industry unable to produce lights ?)
Fuel nozzles are made by a sub contractor of SAFRAN, on SAFRAN drawings.
Wheel brakes and brake control : made by SAFRAN Landing System. https://www.safran-group.com/fr/pro...issage-principaux-du-rafale-dassault-aviation
Electro optical whole system, OSF, is made by Thales.
Electronic component : Maybe, but none is ITAR
Canopy : made in France, by Dassault itself, in its Poitiers factory.
Software : stop pulling my leg bro (and just for you : LM and Boeing used the so french software CATIA ....)
Rafale is ITAR free.
You are right only about SCALP : older SCALP used an ITAR component. Since replaced by a french one, allowing the delivery to Egypt