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French Air Force puts Rafale jets on display at Jakarta airport

Jakarta Globe - July 26, 2023

Jakarta – The French Air and Space Force (FASF) showcased six Rafale fighter jets at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base in East Jakarta on Wednesday, during a week-long stopover from a long-range mission in the Indo-Pacific region.

The display holds a special significance as the Indonesian Defense Ministry has agreed to buy 42 Rafale jets in a surprise deal signed last year.

The country's Air Force pilots now have the chance to observe first-hand the same warplanes they will operate in the near future.

The French mission team to Indonesia also includes four Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transport aircraft and three A400M transport aircraft.

The Jakarta stopover is part of the long-range force projection dubbed Pegase in which the FASF also conducted joint training with its allies and partners.

Source: https://jakartaglobe.id/news/french-air-force-puts-rafale-jets-on-display-at-jakarta-airpor