Safran Aircraft Engines rises to today's multifaceted defense challenge

The military aircraft engines developed by Safran Aircraft Engines cover a wide range of combat, transport and training missions. No matter what the assigned operation, we give today's armed forces engines offering world-class performance and operating costs, combined with local support keyed to their exact requirements.

Given today's unstable geopolitical environment, national security is a top government concern. Armed forces need state-of-the-art equipment to protect citizens, combining high-performance and reliability, availability at any given moment and adaptability to a wide variety of missions and theaters of operation. Safran Aircraft Engines brings to the table our proven expertise in military aircraft propulsion, plus a holistic vision of requirements, defined in concert with armed forces and aircraft manufacturers, to address all military aviation missions: combat, training, transport, surveillance and more.

Some of the emblematic aircraft powered by Safran Aircraft Engines engines, produced alone or in partnership, include the Rafale and Mirage 2000 fighters, the A400M airlifter, and various Boeing models for in-flight refueling, surveillance and transport.

With about 4,700 engines deployed by some 30 customers from around the world, powering 20 different aircraft types, Safran Aircraft Engines also supports these fleets worldwide via a full slate of services: on-site presence at bases, spare parts, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and through-life support packages. Safran Aircraft Engines supports armed forces by tailoring its services to their exact requirements, allowing them to focus on their core defense mission.

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Combat-proven in theaters around the world

The missions assigned to combat aircraft – air superiority, interception, reconnaissance, fire support, ground attack, even nuclear deterrence – play a decisive role in protecting countries and their citizens. French armed forces have deployed Mirage 2000 and Rafale fighters in recent conflict zones, including Libya, Mali, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Central African Republic. Safran Aircraft Engines' M53 and M88 engines, powering the Mirage 2000 and Rafale, respectively, have made a significant contribution to the success of these missions, based on proven operational capabilities and reliability in service.

  • 5,000
    engines in service,
    powering 20 aircraft types
  • M88
    the Rafale's engine
  • M53
    the Mirage 2000's engine