Final tranche of 18 Rafale fighter jets for Indonesia comes into force

The final tranche of 18 Rafale fighter jets for Indonesia came into force yesterday.

It follows the entry into force, in September 2022 and August 2023, of the first and second tranches of 6 and 18 Rafale, thus completing the number of aircraft on order for Indonesia under the contract signed in February 2022 for the acquisition of 42 Rafale worth $8.1 Billion.

“In choosing the Rafale fighter jets, Indonesia has opted for a unique tool for sovereignty and operational independence that will help consolidate its role as a major regional power.

This choice also consolidates ambitious industrial and academic cooperations.

We are fully committed to making this partnership a success, with a resolutely long-term vision,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.


With over 10,000 military and civil aircraft (including 2,700 Falcons) delivered in more than 90 countries over the last century, Dassault Aviation has built up expertise recognized worldwide in the design, development, sale and support of all types of aircraft, ranging from the Rafale fighter, to the high-end Falcon family of business jets, military drones and space systems.

In 2022, Dassault Aviation reported revenues of €6.9 billion.

The company has 12,700 employees.