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RAFALE INTERNATIONAL Is Surprised by the Choice of the Swiss

RAFALE INTERNATIONAL Is Surprised by the Choice of the Swiss Federal Council

SAINT-CLOUD CEDEX 300, FRANCE -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/11 --

The team RAFALE has duly noted the choice of the Swiss Authorities regarding the acquisition of their future fighter aircraft. The team regrets that the Swiss Federal Council - as it has officially stated - has "knowingly decided not to position Switzerland at the highest European level as regards the performance of the new fighter aircraft".

The RAFALE's capacities would enable the Swiss Confederation to meet its operational requirements with a smaller number of aircraft at an equivalent or lower cost, as was demonstrated during the assessments by the Swiss Air Force.

The "Swiss-tailored" GRIPEN only exists on paper. Its technical development and production risk significantly increasing the financial efforts required of the Swiss Authorities to accomplish the country's fighter aircraft program.

RAFALE INTERNATIONAL extends its sincere thanks the 250 Swiss companies that took part in its industrial partnership project in the 26 cantons of the Swiss Confederation.


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Source: Dassault Aviation via Thomson Reuters ONE


RAFALE INTERNATIONAL Nathalie BAKHOS Communication Export DASSAULT AVIATION Tel: + 33 1 47 11 65 11 e.mail:

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