The final segment of 18 Rafale fighters destined for Indonesia was officially delivered on January 8, 2024. This follows the previous deliveries, which occurred in September 2022 and August 2023, comprising the initial and second tranches of six and 18 Rafale fighters respectively. These deliveries mark the completion of the total aircraft ordered by Indonesia under the contract signed in February 2022 for the procurement of 42 Rafale aircraft.
Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, commented, “By selecting the Rafale, Indonesia has chosen a distinctive instrument for sovereignty and operational self-sufficiency, further strengthening its position as a significant regional power. This choice also reinforces ambitious industrial and academic collaborations. We are unwavering in our commitment to ensuring the success of this partnership, with a clear and enduring vision.”
With a rich history spanning over a century, Dassault Aviation has delivered more than 10,000 military and civil aircraft (including 2,700 Falcons) to over 90 countries. The company’s global recognition extends to its expertise in the design, development, sales, and support of various aircraft, ranging from the Rafale fighter to the prestigious Falcon family of business jets, military drones, and space systems. In 2022, Dassault Aviation reported revenues amounting to €6.9 billion (£5.9 billion), supported by a workforce of 12,700 employees.