Croatian Air Force to procure 12 x second hand Rafale fighters

KiwiRob

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The Rafale is doing quite well, Greece, Eqypt, Qatar, India, now Croatia and its a front runner for the Finnish Airforce.
 

Yama

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Moving from MiG-21 to Rafale is going to be slightly challenging from upkeep point of view...
As good as this deal is for Croatian Air Force, they will have to increase their maintenance budget rather a lot.
 

ngatimozart

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The Rafale is doing quite well, Greece, Eqypt, Qatar, India, now Croatia and its a front runner for the Finnish Airforce.
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.
I think Qatar is trying to make sure it can't easily be embargoed.
Definitely Swerve. It's one lesson that they won't forget in a long time.
 

Yama

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The Rafale is doing quite well, Greece, Eqypt, Qatar, India, now Croatia and its a front runner for the Finnish Airforce.
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...
Rafale might be a front runner for the Swiss, though.
 

KiwiRob

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ngatimozart

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And I believe we can add 36 frames for Indonesia.


they’re having a bit of a spend up, which also includes 6 FREMM from Italy.

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.

Edit: This post and this post by Ananda explain the situation, especially the first one which explains Indonesian government procurement practices.
 
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