Indonesia Negotiating with France to Buy 48 Rafale Fighters

Rafale Fighter Jet

Negotiations between France and Indonesia for the purchase of 48 French Rafale fighter jets are advancing at a fast pace and a deal could be inked soon, French website La Tribune.fr said on Thursday, citing several sources.

Indonesia would like to seal a deal before the end of the year but French negotiators want to take the time necessary to fine-tune the details, it said.

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Rafale is an advanced 4.5 generation omnirole fighter jet capable of carrying modern weapons, an active electronically scanned array radar, electronic warfare suite, and performs maritime strike and interdiction operations.

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