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Dassault Aviation: Japan Coast Guard Selects Dassault Aviation's Falcon 2000 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft after an international competition

Japan Coast Guard Selects Dassault Aviation's Falcon 2000 Maritime
Surveillance Aircraft after an international competition

Saint Cloud, France - April 22, 2015
- The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has selected the Falcon 2000 Maritime
Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) proposed by Dassault Aviation to enhance its
operational fleet.

The Falcon 2000 MSA, based on a Falcon 2000 LXS (range 4000 NM), is designed
for a broad range of missions including maritime surveillance, piracy
control, drug interdiction, fishery patrol, law enforcement, search and
rescue, intelligence and reconnaissance. It offers the best combination of
size, payload, speed, range and acquisition and operating costs on the

"This acquisition comes after an international competition won by Dassault
Aviation. It is a new milestone in the long standing relationship between
Dassault Aviation and the Japan Coast Guard," said Eric Trappier, Chairman
and CEO of Dassault Aviation. "Japan has successfully operated Falcon jets
for maritime surveillance and search and rescue around the Japanese
archipelago since 1989 and we are extremely honored that, once again, the
Japan Coast Guard has chosen to renew its confidence in our aircraft".

By acquiring modern and efficient new maritime surveillance mid size jets, JCG
will be equipped with a highly capable and cost effective platform developed
with our partners L-3 Platform Integration and THALES.

Dassault Aviation will also provide the JCG with comprehensive maintenance
support capabilities allowing the JCG to achieve a high level of aircraft
availability. These support capabilities will enable the aircraft to
efficiently meet the demanding operational requirements of the JCG.

As a major manufacturer of advanced combat aircraft, Dassault Aviation has a
solid reputation in Naval Aviation having developed several aircraft
dedicated to maritime missions. The Falcon family has been very successful
in the governmental market and this selection of the Falcon 2000 MSA confirms
its capability to fulfill the most exacting customer needs.

About Dassault Aviation:

With more than 8,000 military and civil aircraft delivered to 90 countries
over the past 60 years, and having logged nearly 28 million flight hours to
date, Dassault Aviation can offer recognized know-how and experience in the
design, development, sale and support of all types of aircraft, from the
Rafale fighter to the Falcon range of high-end business jets, as well as
military unmanned air systems. In 2014, Dassault Aviation reported revenues
of €3.68 billion, with around 11,600 employees.

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Press contact:

Military Communication


Nathalie Bakhos
Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 11 84 12


Japan Coast Guard Selects Falcon 2000 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft


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Source: Dassault Aviation via Globenewswire


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