Indonesia reportedly signed a letter of intent to acquire 36 Rafale fighter jets from France

Indonesia confirmed a plan to purchase 36 units of the French fighters and 8 F-15EXs by 2024. French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly confirmed that her Indonesian counterpart was eager to acquire 36 Dassault Rafale jets as soon as possible. Because a letter of intent was reportedly signed during a visit to Jakarta by Florence Parly, the French Ministry of Armed Forces, on June 7, 2021. Currently, the Indonesian Air Force flies a mix of around 50 F-16 A/Bs and C/Ds, along with about 10 Russian Su-27SKM and Su-30 fighters.