The Dassault Aviation group will be showcasing its civil/ military products at the upcoming 2019 edition of LIMA (Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition) held in Langkawi (Malaysia) from 26 to 30 March 2019.
Highlights of the Dassault Aviation participation in LIMA 2019 include the presence of a Falcon 8X in the static display; presentation of different configurations of the multi-role Rafale combat aircraft using new immersive virtual reality applications; and the presentation of the capabilities of the Falcon 2000 MRA.
With a range of 11,945 km and the quietest and most comfortable cabin in the industry, the Falcon 8X is the flagship of the Falcon family, which Dassault claims are very well suited to the requirements of Malaysian companies. The Falcon after-sales support network in Southeast Asia has been reinforced with Dassault Aviation’s acquisition of the maintenance activities of ExecuJet, including infrastructure at Subang SkyPark (airport), the largest business aviation maintenance facilities in Malaysia.
Operational from land or from an aircraft carrier and capable of carrying 1.5 times its weight in weapons and fuel, the Rafale has been designed to perform the full spectrum of air combat missions. It is combat proven in out-of-area action in multiple theaters of operation. In addition to France, a total of 96 Rafales have been ordered by Egypt, Qatar and India. Dassault is offering the Rafale to the Royal Malaysian Air Force as a replacement for its fleet of rapidly aging MIG 29 and Sukhoi fighters, in cooperation with several Malaysian industrial and institutional partners.
The Falcon 2000 MRA, a multi-role version of the Falcon 2000 business jet, offers a high-performance response to the demands of maritime surveillance/reconnaissance missions: fighting pollution and trafficking, surveillance of borders and exclusion zones, search and rescue at sea, etc.
Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier declared: “We are offering a series of products and partnerships adapted to the geopolitical and economic environment of Malaysia. A dual civil/military company like Dassault Aviation enjoys the advantage of being able to take account of such a broad range of requirements with maximum synergy and efficiency.”
Photo Credits: Dassault Aviation – A. Pecchi