Decade-Long Rafale Backlog Bolsters Dassault

Rafale fighter aircraft

France aims to have nearly 180 Rafales in service by 2030. 

Credit: Katsu Tokunaga/Dassault Aviation
With a back order of more than 200 aircraft, Dassault Aviation’s Rafale fighter is beginning to enjoy the success experienced by its Mirage forerunners. After signing a €5 billion ($5.4 billion) French Air Force Tranche 5 order for 42 aircraft at the end of 2023—in addition to Indonesia’s contract...

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