Indonesia Releases Down-payment to Acquire 18 Rafale Jets

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 11:12 AM, March 9, 2023
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Indonesia Releases Down-payment to Acquire 18 Rafale Jets
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Indonesia has made a down-payment to acquire 18 Dassault Rafale jets, a contract for which was signed in April 2022.

With this, Indonesia’s order has officially entered the Dassault Aviation’s backlog for Rafale jets, French publication LaTribune reported.

Jakarta has freed up $1.3 billion for the Rafale aircraft. It has agreed to buy 42 of these France-made jets.

“We will bring Rafale fighters from France,” Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto announced on Wednesday at Halim Perdanakusuma air base.

A new tranche of 18 Rafale is due to come into effect soon, as per unconfirmed reports.

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