Air International 2023-06
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J.Lake - First Rafale 4.1 deliveries
The F4.1 variant is expected to operate as a bridge between the Rafale and France’s future combat air system (FCAS programme) being developed jointly with Germany and Spain
The F4 upgrades will mark a new step in the Rafale’s development, improving the connectivity of the aircraft through satellite and intra-flight links and communications servers, and enhancing the Rafale’s effectiveness in a net-centric combat environment
Aircrew will have the benefit of a next-generation Scorpion helmet sight integrated with new satellite communications
The first Rafale F4.1 was delivered to Mont-de-Marsan, where training is now under way