Indonesia has officially become the seventh Rafale-exporting country

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Indonesia has officially become the seventh Rafale-exporting country
Six of the 42 Rafale orders in the contract signed by the Indonesian Defence Ministry (Kemenhan) in February 2022 came into effect, La Tribune sources said on Tuesday (20/9/2022). This means that the contract for purchasing six Rafale jets has been activated. The Indonesian government has paid the first instalment to Dassault Aviation.

Indonesia has agreed to buy six Rafale fighter jets by Dassault Aviation, with the acquisition of 36 more on the way. The Rafale contract made by the Indonesian government is divided into two stages. The first phase of the payment of six Rafale units of around $1.3 billion, followed by a 36-plane contract with a budget not yet available. Even so, the Rafale price contract was included in the total order of 42 aircraft.

Indonesia has officially become the seventh Rafale-exporting country

Dassault Aviation has signed a contract for selling 42 Rafale F3Rs (30 single and 12 twin seats) for 8.1 billion dollars, including weaponry, the Ministry of Armed Forces said in February. The first delivery of the Rafale, which will strengthen the Indonesian Air Force, will be carried out three years after the entry into force of the contract or in 2025.

The deal was signed as France sought a geopolitical expansion in the Indo-Pacific after the AUKUS failure. Indonesia has expressed concern about AUKUS, wary that using such submarines could add to geopolitical tensions in Southeast Asia.

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