Three sources about the rafale very good performance in the UAE :
[QUOTE]The first account reports made this morning by a French Rafale pilot reported a superiority of the French fighter Typhoon RAF during confrontations made in recent weeks, the UAE.
The first confonfration committing four against four Typhoon Rafale ended with a 4-0 in favor of French.
Despite, explains it, the carriage of rafale air-air weapons were fictitiously degraded, says one. After degrading them a little bit more, the Rafale has yet won, 3-1.
The Rafale has faced several times in F22, but in a limited visual combat air to air.
It would have been in the HUD of the American fighter only once, it is said too.
The Rafale, it is understood, has greatly improved its reputation, especially among drivers UAE.
It thus several time repeatedly demonstrated its superiority in all the spectacular missional in detecting sites of ground-air missiles that had not been updated by U.S. F-16CJ.
Furthermore, the front sector optronics (OSF) has also enabled the detection and identification up to 40 kilometers an asset which prevents the aircraft exposed for visual identification at 3-4 km, which is Necessary for most other types of aircraft.
Similarly, within a minute, a Rafale has fired six AASM on as many targets, at ranges of several tens of kilometers, while also firing three missiles air-air Mica. Back up, that day, a UAE driver ...[QUOTE]
[QUOTE]According to a reliable French blog, RAF typhoons, Dassault Rafales and LMT F-22s did indeed face off on several occasions during last month’s ATLC in the UAE. As we are still awaiting for the sacrament of confirmation about this news, the website has chosen to selectively highlight very positive events for Rafales, as apparently reported by an AdA pilot.
- Rafale vs Typhoon: several engagements took place. Of those reported by the website, it’s 7-1 for Rafale, with degraded AA
- Rafale vs F-22: Furballs, and in visual range only. Rafale went reportedly only once on the wrong side of F-22’s gunsight. Again, we do not know how many times, RoEs, etc…
- Rafales also reportedly performed SEAD missions and were able to detect missile sites that had not been detected by F-16CJs.
- The Rafale famed OSF was able to “silently” detect targets from a distance of 23 NM
- Finally, another Rafale demonstrated its multirole capabilities by firing 6 Sagem AASM on as many targets and simultaneously firing 3 MICA AA
missiles. The website also reports that the backseater that day was an Emirati pilot.
So, once we carefully qualify the source, and take into account the selectivity of the information presented in this case, it nevertheless remains a very impressive demonstration of Rafales’ capabilities in a fairly realistic environment. Now let us wait for the other side of the story to get the full picture.[QUOTE]
[QUOTE]-"We've learnt that Rafale pilots may have done "a few small exercises outside of the official programme", against Typhoons, and that they were "satisfied by the result", but that the F-22s didn't want to play (BVR): "The Americans are still quite cautious about using the F-22, since they don't want to reveal its true performance and radar signature".
-"So who "won" the F-22 or the Rafale? Well, no, it's more complicated than that ... And the journalist who had verified and yet intersected the info should have sought yet another confirmation."[QUOTE]