As part of the contract signed by Indonesia on February 2022 for the acquisition of 42 Rafales, the second tranche of 18 has now come into force. This follows the order for a first batch of six Rafales in September 2022, bringing the total number of aircraft on order to 24.
The acquisition of the latest-generation Rafale is part of a major upgrade of the air assets for the TNI-AU. Educational projects will also be launched as part of the technical training of aeronautical know-how.
“This new step consolidates the beginning of a long-term partnership with the Indonesian authorities, whom I would like to thank once again for their confidence. It testifies the strategic link that unites Indonesia and France, and will be reflected in the growing presence of Dassault Aviation in the country,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.