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Six Rafale military aircraft in Indonesia

French Armed Forces Minister Parly in Jakarta today and tomorrow

The government of Indonesia has purchased six Rafale military fighter planes built by the French company Dassault Aviation. No further details of the purchase are known at the moment, but according to French media, the Jakarta Defence Ministry has committed a budget of almost 600 million dollars to the deal. It has also ordered 24 F-15 EX Eagle II aircraft from Boeing. 

Meanwhile, French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly will be on an official visit to Indonesia today and tomorrow. A trip that the politician was supposed to make in January but had been postponed. This could be an opportunity to discuss the completion and modernisation of the Indonesian Air Force fleet which, according to French rumours, could lead to a larger order of 30-35 airplanes.

In any case, this is a success for the Dassault Aviation company, which signed numerous orders for the Rafale fighter aircraft in the last year, after having filled up with countries using the Mirage 2000.

On the same subject, see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency