Rafale Fighter Plane | French twin-jet combat aircraft

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Rafale Fighter Plane

The maker of the Rafale Fighter is French-made by Dassault Aviation. Rafale aircrafts are fighter aircraft, meaning military aircraft intended to prevent or destroy enemy aircraft, such as bombers.

The Rafale fighter is one of the most strategic weapons, both in terms of its effects and the advanced technology it uses. In times of peace or times of crisis such as September 11, 2001, it is important to remember to secure national airspace with fast-flying fighter planes to watch the skies.

The decisive place of air forces in modern warfare is illustrated by the choices made by countries seeking to play a leading role on the international scene.


Thanks to its large payload capacity and the power of its weapons system, the Rafale is able to combine ground attack and air combat actions in the same mission.

It is able to simultaneously perform several tasks such as firing air-to-air missiles during a penetration phase at very low altitude: this gives it a real “Omnirole” capability associated with remarkable survivability.

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French Air Force Rafale B in flight. © Dassault Aviation

Indonesia buys 42 Rafale fighter planes

Jakarta signed a contract for the acquisition of 42 French fighter aircraft, to begin modernizing its fleet. The order also includes pilot training and a logistical support component.

This was a historic breakthrough in a country that had never bought a French fighter: Indonesia chose the Rafale fighter to begin modernizing its fighter aircraft, consisting of the American F16 and the old Russian Soukhoï 27 and 30.

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An order for 42 aircraft was signed on Thursday, 10 February 2022 between Air Marshal Yusuf Jauhari, head of the Indonesian Ministry of Defense’s acquisition agency, and Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation, the Rafale manufacturer, during a ceremony held in Jakarta, in the presence of Prabowo Subianto, Minister of Defense Indonesia, and his French counterpart Florence Parly.

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Rafale Dassault – RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) 2012. Photo credit: Rafale Dassault – RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) 2012. Sumber foto: Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0) and Airwolfhound / Flickr

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Sources: PinterPandai, Dassault Aviation, France 24, Deutsche Welle (DW), Defense Industry Daily

Photo credit (main photo): Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)


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