French Media reports 114 Rafale F4 deal by year end

French Military aviation encyclopedia and defense aeronautics news in its report has claimed that, deal for the purchase of 114 jets might be concluded by September October of this year as Dassault Rafale F4 is seen as the front runner for India’s anticipated $20 billion Multi Role Fighter Aircraft of MRFA program.

Indian Air Force is yet to float a Request for Proposal and a deal to be concluded even by end of this year is highly unlikely even though there have been some movement in the MRFA tender process after a four year lull from the time India had floated Request for Information in 2018.

The report also claims orders for 27 Rafale M, a Deck based variant is also front runner as the Indian Navy always opts for fighter jets that are already with the Indian Air Force to take advantage of the common platforms and also in training pilots.

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