Indonesia Pivots On Fighter Options, But Details Are Elusive

Dassault Aviation Rafale fighter aircraft
The Indonesian defense ministry says an initial six aircraft will be the “beginning of a larger contract for the next 36 Rafale fighter aircraft.”
Credit: Dassault Aviation
A Southeast Asia region that has seemed stuck with several perpetually pending fighter procurements appeared to make clarifying moves on the international stage of the Singapore Airshow. But various deals, export authorizations and program updates raised as many questions as they answered, with...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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