Thursday, 15 June 2017

Qatari First Rafale Flight Testing

Photos: © JP DEWAM - via Bordeaux-Merignac Spotters

According to Defens Aero

On March 27, 2017, the Rafale EQ01, the first single seat Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) made its first flight.

In addition to the fighters, the contract also provides for the delivery of the air-to-air missiles MICA IR, MICA EM, and METEOR, the air-to-ground cruising missile SCALP-EG, the TARGO-II helmet, the SNIPER nacelle and the bombs Air-ground laser-guided laser and laser-guided AASM/GPS.

Earlier a Rafale C101 made its first flight equipped with the SNIPER Pod.

© Swingwing Rafale equipped with the SNIPER Pod

On January 24 Dassault flight tested Rafale with TARGO-II helmet.

© Swingwing / Defens'Aero - Visible ici en poste arrière, le viseur de casque vient d'effectuer ses premières heures de vol à bord du Rafale DQ01