France Harvests More Orders, Now It’s Indonesia’s Turn to Order the Dassault Rafale


WorldTekhno.comIndonesia has ordered 42 units of the latest Rafale fighter jets from France. The order was announced by Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto on 10 February 2022. The order is part of Indonesia’s efforts to modernise its armed forces.

The purchase of 42 Rafale fighter jets is a record for the largest combat aircraft purchase in Indonesia’s history. Rafale is a multi-role combat aircraft manufactured by Dassault Aviation, France. This combat aircraft is equipped with a variety of advanced weapons and systems, including air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles and anti-ship missiles.

The order for 42 Rafale combat aircraft will be delivered in two phases. The first phase will be delivered in 2024 and the second phase will be delivered in 2026.

The following are details of Indonesia’s purchase of 42 Rafale combat aircraft:

  • Quantity: 42 units
  • Type: Dassault Rafale
  • Country of origin: France
    Price: 1.1 billion euros
  • Delivery phase:
    First phase: 18 units, delivered in 2024
  • Phase two: 24 units, delivered in 2026

Indonesia’s purchase of 42 Rafale fighter jets is part of Indonesia’s efforts to strengthen its defence in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Dassault Rafale is a twin-engine, 4.5-generation delta-wing, multi-role combat aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation, France. This combat aircraft first flew in 1986 and entered service with the French Air Force in 2001.

Dassault Rafale Specifications

Dimensions:
○Length: 15.30 metres
○Wingspan: 10.90 metres
○Height: 5.30 metres
Weight:
Empty weight: 10.3 tonnes
○Maximum take-off weight: 24.5 tonnes
Engine:
○2 × turbofan SNECMA M88-2
○Thrust: 2 × 75 kN (16,900 lbf)
Performance:
○Maximum speed: 2,223 km/h (1,382 mph)
○Cruise speed: 900 km/h (560 mph)
○Maximum altitude: 15,240 metres (50,000 feet)
○Range: 1,850 km (1,150 miles).
○Weapons capabilities:
Air-to-air missiles:
○MBDA Mica
○MBDA Meteorite
○MBDA MICA NG
Air-to-surface missiles:
○MBDA Scalp EG
○MBDA Hammer AASM
○MBDA Sulphur
○MBDA SCALP Naval
Anti-ship missiles:
○Exocet AM39
○MBDA MdCN
○MBDA Sea Poison
○MBDA Perseus
Bomb:
○Pavement II
○Paving III
○Paver GBU-12 II
○Paver GBU-16 II
○Paver GBU-10 II
○Paver GBU-24 III
○Hammer MBDA AASM
○MBDA SCALP, EG
Other weapons:
○Canon DEFA 30mm
○Features and technology

RBE2 radar: a multi-mode AESA radar that can be used for a variety of missions, including air combat, ground attack and electronic warfare.
Thales Spectra Combat System: an integrated combat system with various sensors and weapons, including radars, cameras and missiles.
Digital cockpit: A cockpit equipped with a multi-function display and head-up display (HUD).
Fly-by-wire flight control system: a flight control system that makes the aircraft easier to control and more stable.
Dual propulsion system: a propulsion system consisting of two turbofan engines that provides sufficient thrust for a wide range of missions.
User.

1.France (402 units)
2.India (36 units)
3.Qatar (36 units)
4.Greece (18 units)
5.Egypt (30 pcs)
6.Croatia (12 units)
7.Indonesia (42 pcs)

Conclusion

The Dassault Rafale is an advanced and versatile multi-role combat aircraft. This combat aircraft has a number of features and technologies that make it capable of performing a variety of missions, including air combat, ground attack and electronic warfare.***


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