Mark Collins – French Rafale Fighter on Really Big Roll, Part 2

Further to this post, maybe two more countries may be buying–at Defense Industry Daily:

July 30/15: France is anticipating an additional pair of export orders for its Rafale fighter, with Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates reportedly the most likely candidates. Reuters also reported Thursday that negotiations between India and France are now also discussing the possible supply of additional Rafales on top of the 36 ordered in April. Malaysia is looking to replace its MiG-29 Fulcrums, with the UAE recently restarting negotiations for the Rafale as it looks to swap out its fleet of Mirage 2000-9 fighters. The Gulf state has previously articulated a potential buy of sixty Rafales…

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More:

Rafale Combat Jet Is Suddenly En Vogue

Dassault CEO says to raise Rafale production on export wins

But:

India’s Rafale Fighter Jets May Face Further Delays
Another week, another delay – the Indian Air Force’s fighter procurement crunch might not be over any time soon.

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

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4 thoughts on “Mark Collins – French Rafale Fighter on Really Big Roll, Part 2”

  1. Its going to be Interesting to see what happens with the Fighter Procurement in Canada after the Election.

    I would love to see a Canadian assembled Rafale, especially if we can get more than 65, would far outweigh the IRBs that will be handed out with other fighter buys.

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