During World War II, Marcel Bloch's (founder of Avions
Marcel Bloch) brother used the resistance code name d'Assault and after
the war the family changed their name to Dassault. Marcel Bloch survived
Buchenvald and established Avions Marcel Dassault in 1945.
Dassault Aviation is famous for its Falcon, Rafale and
Mirage lines of aircraft.
1945: Avions Marcel Dassault (AMD) is
1971: Dassault acquires Breguet to form Avions
Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation (AMD-BA).
1979: French government acquires some stock of
1990: The company is re-named Dassault
Dassault Group (49.93%)