Indonesia has placed an order for 42 Rafale fighter jets


Posted on 10 February 2022


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Indonesia has placed an order for 42 Rafale fighter jets, according to French Defense Minister Florence Parly, who is now visiting the Asian country. In a tweet, she stated, "It's official: Indonesia orders 42 Rafales." The aircraft's manufacturer, Dassault Aviation, said the agreement was the start of a long-term cooperation that would allow it to rapidly expand its presence in Indonesia. The agreement comes as Paris aims to strengthen its geopolitical relations in the Indo-Pacific in response to the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia forming a new strategic alliance.


Key Points

  • Indonesia has placed an order for 42 Rafale fighter jets, according to French Defense Minister Florence Parly, who is now visiting the Asian country.

  •  In a tweet, she stated, "It's official: Indonesia orders 42 Rafales."