In the presence of the French Minister of the Armed Forces and the Indonesian Minister of Defense, the Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, Eric Trappier, and the Air Vice Marshal Yusuf Jauhari, Head of Defense Facilities Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, signed the contract for Indonesia’s acquisition of 42 latest-generation Rafale aircraft from Dassault Aviation, at a ceremony held in Jakarta.
The Rafale acquisition for the Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara (Indonesian National Army Air Force) includes a complete turnkey solution, with a comprehensive package that covers aircrew training, logistical support for several Indonesian air bases, and a training center with two full-mission simulators.
The Rafale’s unique ‘omnirole’ capability will provide Indonesia with a tool for sovereignty and operational independence, reinforcing its role as a major regional power.
Indonesian industry will benefit from a substantial industrial return in the aeronautical sector and in all the other major areas of cooperation relating to the broad portfolio of dual technologies mastered by Dassault Aviation and its industrial partners, Safran Aircraft Engines and Thales.
“It is a great honor for Dassault Aviation to see the Rafale join the highly prestigious Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara air force, and I would like to thank the Indonesian authorities for the trust they have placed in us,” said Eric Trappier on this occasion. “This contract marks the start of a long-term partnership that will see Dassault Aviation rapidly step up its presence in the country. It also demonstrates the strong bond between Indonesia and France and reinforces the position of the world’s largest archipelago as a key power on the international stage. I am confident that the Rafale will meet the operational needs of the Indonesian Air Force, actively contributing to the defense and sovereignty of the Republic of Indonesia.”