June 16, 2009 04:38 ET

DASSAULT AVIATION : Fleet recovery of the Peruvian MIRAGE 2000

PARIS--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Fleet recovery of the Peruvian MIRAGE 2000

During a meeting held on the occasion of Le Bourget Airshow, the Vice- Minister of Defence of Peru, Jose Antonio BELLINA, with the representatives of the French Ministry of Defence and the companies Dassault Aviation, EUROTRADIA International, THALES and SNECMA, has confirmed the will of the Peruvian Government to invest in the fleet recovery of the MIRAE 2000.

This announcement follows the release of a Press Communiqué in which the Peruvian Minister of Defence, Antero FLORES-ARAO, confirms the intention of his Government to dedicate 140 Million US Dollars to this project.

The French industrials, supported by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA), welcome this declaration and reaffirm their full support to the Peruvian Air Force.

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Dassault Aviation is a major world player in the aeronautical industry, involved in the civilian and military fields. The company's leadership status is driven by expertise in emerging and strategic technologies, trend- setting design capabilities, lean and flexible production facilities, a highly skilled and committed workforce, and a broad portfolio of civilian and military products.

World leader for the top-of-the-range business jets and only manufacturer of business jets in Europe with the Falcon family, Dassault Aviation also produces the Rafale combat aircraft. The French authorities appointed Dassault Aviation as prime contractor of nEUROn, an European UCAV demonstrator programme.

Thanks to its unique experience as an architect of complex airborne systems and digital flight control systems, the Company brings innovative cooperation schemes to the European military aviation sector.

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