Dassualt CEO says another 18 Rafales will be sold next year

In an interview with French regional newspaper Sud-Ouest, Dassault’s CEO Eric Trappier said his firm is in talks for another 18 Rafale fighters but the contract will concluded in 2018.

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Trappier seems to be hinting that the country might be Malaysia, saying: “We’re notably in talks with Malaysia over 18 aircraft, but also with India over a second contract.”

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