Design Optimization for a Family of Multi-Role Combat Aircraft
AVIONS MARCEL DASSAULT-BREGUET AVIATIONSAINT-CLOUD (FRANCE)
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The future multi-role combat aircraft design process is used as an example throughout this lecture. At the early stage of the design, requirements of the French air Force and Navy and other potential customers European and other countries are studied very closely. Then the main technological improvements - from the existing aircraft - that are needed to meet these requirements are clearly defined. The improvements are achieved by an optimization process carried throughout each and all aircraft design disciplines, involving an intensive use of the very large range of design and test tools available from the aircraft company and state research establishments. Because of the numerous technical innovations which will be introduced in the future combat aircraft, an in-flight demonstration aircraft has been judged necessary. The RAFALE demonstration aircraft, and the evolution into a future family of multi-role specific versions, will be presented.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft