February 2012 Update: The Rafale by VPA may soon be released after a month of delays
waiting for Dassault Aviation authorization. The situation has been covered on several French
Korben (using one of my in-game images),
Zone Militaire, and
as well as SimOuthouse forum.
It is a nice model so fingers crossed.
April 2012 Update: After several months of negotiation with Dassault Aviation, the
new Rafale C by VPA for FS2004 has been released. Further development of the aircraft is
planned and if there is enough interest a Rafale B and Rafale M will be made.
July 2012 Update: The Rafale B has been released. The aircraft shares some files
with the Rafale C package so it is necessary to have the Rafale C installed for both versions.
There are several packs. The Rafale B "Base" pack is required for all.
The additional packs add more external configurations with flight model adjustments
for each (payload and external fuel effects). Dassault Aviation was involved
with the flight model files in making modifications, testing, and in final approval.
The Export pack offers camouflage textures as well as the conformal fuel tanks
(1,150 litres each side) located along the fuselage spine. Fuel and payloads
varied in the markings of three squadrons allow you to simulate all kinds of mission
payloads: GBU, ASMP, SCALP, etc.