Dassault Aviation

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 formed.

1971: Dassault acquires Breguet to form Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation (AMD-BA).

1979: French government acquires some stock of AMD-BA.

1990: The company is re-named Dassault Aviation.

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