Last November, the Indonesian authorities announced that they had released an envelope of €3.9 billion to finance the acquisition of a second tranche of 18 Rafale from Dassault Aviation as part of a global acquisition commitment of 42 aircraft, as well as the 12 Qatari Mirage 2000-5 EDA and DDA as an intermediate solution pending the arrival of more modern aircraft.
Since then, the subject has remained more or less frozen, at least on the public stage, the CEO of Dassault Aviation Eric Trappier having announced a few weeks ago to the Senate that he intended to soon receive payment of the deposit required for activate the construction of the second tranche of Indonesian Rafale . As for Qatar's Mirage 2000-5, the defense ecosystem has remained particularly discreet regarding the future of these devices.
But it could be that things have progressed in this time interval. Indeed, according to information disseminated by the private intelligence site Intelligence Online , the instructors and teams of the company Defense Conseil International, one of the pillars of support for exports of French defense equipment on the international scene, have been very active in recent years. recent months at the Doha air base, precisely to prepare the transfer of 12 aircraft to Jakarta, with the approval of Paris according to the article.
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