Indonesian state information company Antara reported that Indonesian Air Power Chief of Employees Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo is getting ready particular pilots to fly the 4.5 technology Dassault Rafale fighter jets that Indonesia had purchased from France. The fighter pilots will obtain coaching in France and Indonesia earlier than being assigned to the present squadron. Earlier, Protection Minister Prabowo Sugianto signed a cooperation contract for the acquisition of six French-made 4.5 technology Dassault Rafale fighter plane. Along with the acquisition of the plane, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was inked between Dassault and PT Dirgantara Indonesia beneath which it was agreed to take care of and restore French plane in Indonesia.

“We have now ready a number of pilots, however we now have not decided the quantity. Nevertheless, we now have readied the factors and those that are eligible to fly the Rafale. the brand new placement for the jet unit was not straightforward since a number of necessities needed to be met. It is because putting air models is sort of advanced. A number of necessities have to be met,” Prasetyo remarked after the 2022 Indonesian Air Power Management Assembly on the Air Power Headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, Friday.


The Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, Eric Trappier, and the Air Vice Marshal Yusuf Jauhari, Head of Defence Services Company of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, signed the contract for the acquisition of 42 latest-generation Rafales.

In January 2020, the Indonesian authorities expressed some curiosity in shopping for as much as 48 Rafales to modernize its air power. In February 2021, Indonesia’s Minister of Protection Prabowo Subianto introduced that the acquisition of 36 models, as a part of an bold procurement program together with A330 tankers and complementary American merchandise, is formally deliberate and that funds have been secured for its finalization. On 10 February 2022, Dassault Aviation said that Indonesia has formally signed an order for 42 Rafale F4, concluding two years of negotiations with 6 plane for Batch I. The plane consists of 30 single-seat and 12 double-seat.

The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter plane designed and constructed by Dassault Aviation. Outfitted with a variety of weapons, the Rafale is meant to carry out air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, floor help, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike, and nuclear deterrence missions. France had operated at the least 132 Rafale plane for the Air Power and 48 models for the French Navy. A number of different international locations are additionally eager to make use of the Rafale as their fighter plane, together with Egypt by has 24 models; Qatar, 36 models; and India, 36 models.