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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. 
RAFALE INTERNATIONAL IS SURPRISED BY THE CHOICE OF THE SWISS FEDERAL
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RAFALE INTERNATIONAL
Nathalie BAKHOS
Communication Export
DASSAULT AVIATION
Tel: + 33 1 47 11 65 11
e.mail: nathalie.bakhos@dassault-aviation.fr