Safran's contribution to the Rafale (Dassault Aviation)

Rafale Safran's contribution to the Rafale (Dassault aviation)

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Rafale M88 Engines Auxiliary Power Unit Inertial navigation system Landing and braking systems Wiring AASM Hammer System Power Transmission System Engine Controls Ejection Seat
  • M88 Engines
    M88 EnginesM88 Engines M88 Engines

    Dassault's Rafale fighter jet is powered by two M88 engines. This turbofan bypass engine is designed, developed and produced by Safran (Safran Aircraft Engines). It delivers 7.5 tons of thrust with afterburner.

    Photo : © Philippe Stroppa / Safran

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  • Auxiliary Power Unit
    Auxiliary Power Unit Auxiliary Power Unit

    The Rubis 3 auxiliary power unit (APU) was designed by Safran (Safran Power Units) to meet the on-board power requirements of Dassault Aviation's Rafale fighter jet, powered by M88 engines made by Safran Aircraft Engines.

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  • Inertial navigation system
    Inertial navigation system Inertial navigation system

    Safran (Safran Electronics & Defense) is one of the only actors in the sector to comprehensively master these related technologies, in the military field in particular: gyroscopes, rate gyros, accelerometers, embedded GPS receivers, electronics, navigation data processing, etc.

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  • Landing and braking systems
    Landing and braking systems Landing and braking systems

    A world leader in landing and braking systems for military aircraft, Safran (Safran Landing Systems) supplies nose and main landing gear, wheels and carbon brakes, and all landing, steering, extension and retraction systems on the Rafale landing gear.

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  • Wiring
    Wiring Wiring

    As its expertise covers the entire electrical chain of aircraft, Safran (Safran Electrical & Power) supplies 100% of the cabling on Dassault's Rafale fighter jet.

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  • Système AASM Hammer
    AASM Hammer SystemAASM Hammer System AASM Hammer System
    (Modular Air-Ground Weapon)

    Safran (Safran Electronics & Defense) has developed a family of high-precision guided air-to-ground weapons. Consisting of several types of guidance kits and a range augmentation kit, the AASM has a salvo capacity, with multi-target processing, by day and by night and in all weather conditions.

    Photo : © Alexandre Paringaux / Safran

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  • Power Transmission System
    Power Transmission System Power Transmission System

    Safran (Safran Transmission Systems) provides the power transmission system for the M88 engine of the Rafale fighter jet. It enables the engine to completely reduce power and then boost back to full combat power in less than three seconds.

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  • Engine Controls
    Engine Controls Engine Controls

    Full-Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) systems are developed by Safran (Safran Electronics & Defense), in conjunction with BAE Systems, within the 50/50 FADEC International joint venture. Specially developed for the Rafale, the FADEC is adapted to the specific design of the fighter aircraft engine and its use.

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  • Filters
    Filters Filters (water, air, oils)

    Safran (Safran Filtration Systems) supplies the entire filtration system on the Rafale fighter jet: air filters, fuel filters and lubricants.

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  • Ejection Seat
    Ejection Seat Ejection Seats

    The ejection seats equipping the Rafale are manufactured and supplied by Safran Martin-Baker France, a joint venture between Safran and Martin-Baker. When activated, they eject at a speed of approximately 15 m/s.

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  • Siège éjectable
    15 Meters/Second
    the ejection speed
    for the Rafale ejection seat from Safran Martin Baker France (a 50% Safran subsidiary)
  • angle-deco
    4 seconds
    time for the M88 engine to reach maximum thrust (16,500 lb with afterburner)
    angle-deco
  • Température
    1500°C
    M88 turbine
    inlet

    temperature

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