French Rafale bypassed Su-35 in Indonesian tender


On June 7 this year, during the visit of a delegation of the French military department to Jakarta, an agreement of intent was signed on the purchase of 36 new generation Dassault Rafale fighters by the Indonesians. The final deal on the deal may be signed at the end of next year.


Negotiations on the purchase of French fighters by Jakarta have been going on for about two years. Initially, the acquisition of 48 French fighters was considered, but the deal did not take place due to a lack of necessary funds in the country's budget. In this regard, the Indonesian side insists on preferential terms of the contract, as well as on crediting from French banks under government guarantees.

In recent months, the Indonesian authorities have not been able to decide whether to acquire the French Rafali or the Russian Su-35. Apparently, the scales tipped in favor of Paris - Washington could put pressure on Jakarta with its CAATSA package of sanctions restrictions, which the United States imposes on countries cooperating with Moscow in the militarytechnical sphere. Thus, the French plane bypassed the "Russian" in the tender, unless, of course, the Indonesians change their minds.

Meanwhile, in March of this year, readers of the defense-blog.com publication named the Su-35 one of the most beautiful fighters in the world - it took second place after the American F-22 Raptor. French Dassault Rafale was in third place in the ranking.
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  1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 16 June 2021 16: 43
    +1
    ... CAATSA sanctions restrictions ...

    The country will be robbed and bombed, the president will be declared a dictator and killed, you might think for the first time ...
  2. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 16 June 2021 17: 53
    +1
    The Hindus seemed to be inclined to buy Rafal too, but they calculated it and shed tears. crying
  3. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 16 June 2021 18: 20
    -1
    Well, the flag is in their hands, it would not hurt to consult the Indians, the gypsies also really wanted rafal
    1. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 16 June 2021 22: 14
      -4
      Quote: rotkiv04
      the gypsies also really wanted rafal

      More importantly, they will certainly no longer want the Su-57, and neither will other Russian aircraft. bully
      1. GRF Offline GRF
        GRF 17 June 2021 07: 09
        -1
        Well, first, let them buy Rafal, calculate, understand how much they will cheat.
        They also had American planes, but they chose French ones, your confidence that the Russians will definitely not want them anymore is not justified, it seems that now it is shining more for the French ...
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 16 June 2021 19: 14
    -2
    Another result of the work of our effective managers. It's not home to trade!
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 29 June 2021 18: 38
    +2
    The French baby is not the best option, and it was not without external influence. In business, this is, if not the most important, then a very important point.