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I think Qatar is trying to make sure it can't easily be embargoed.I would think Finland is, like India was, a tougher sale. As for Qatar, with all their recent aviation acquisitions, show them your product has wings and they will buy it.
Is it? The French certainly would like to think so and have everyone believe that. The Swedes have offered an enticing deal WRT Gripen E and the Finns will be seriously considering that. Like the Typhoon the Rafale is expensive to acquire and operate, and the Finns don't have an endless money pit like Qatar. TheFinns won't be the push over sale that some think they will be.The Rafale is doing quite well, Greece, Eqypt, Qatar, India, now Croatia and its a front runner for the Finnish Airforce.
Definitely Swerve. It's one lesson that they won't forget in a long time.I think Qatar is trying to make sure it can't easily be embargoed.
F-35 is the front runner for Finnish Air Force, but local nerds are pretty high on Rafale and it's generally seen superior to Super Hornet or two other Eurodeltas. Whether this perception has any relation to reality, well...The Rafale is doing quite well, Greece, Eqypt, Qatar, India, now Croatia and its a front runner for the Finnish Airforce.
Don't think that it has been confirmed by Indonesia yet. Suggest that you read the Indonesian Aero Thread and follow what @Ananda has to say.And I believe we can add 36 frames for Indonesia.
France Confirms That Indonesia Wants To Buy Rafale Fighter JetsThe country has been seeking a new combat aircraft, with France’s Dassault Rafale the latest in a line of candidates.www.thedrive.com
they’re having a bit of a spend up, which also includes 6 FREMM from Italy.
Indonesia orders six FREMM frigates from FincantieriThe contract takes Fincantieri’s confirmed sales of the ship to 20.www.defensenews.com
|"He didn't elaborate, but there has for years been talk of Russia supplying Serbia with the S-400 surface-to-air missile system, bringing the sophisticated rockets even closer to bordering NATO-member states."|https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2021-11-24/croatia-oks-purchase-of-french-jets-before-macron-visit
Correction: The budget still Euro 1 Bio, silly me on reading to fast.
Asside Greece with combo new and second hand ones and Croatia with second hand (but seems with refurbished contract), perhaps it's also Frenchie effort to keep the production line open. Those second hand Rafale will come from French AF inventory, thus need replacement.