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Malaysia may purchase Rafale 18 fighters

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Aircraft manufacturing company Dassault Aviation (France) is negotiating with the Malaysian government to supply Rafale 18 fighters to the country, the agency reports RNS message of the CEO of the company Eric Trapier.



The cost of the possible transaction was not disclosed, however, according to experts, it may exceed 2 billion dollars.

Trapier said in an interview with the Sud-Oues newspaper that this contract is likely to be concluded in 2018. He will be the fourth to supply Rafale aircraft outside France.

According to the CEO, Dassault had previously agreed to supply 36 fighter planes to India, 24's to Qatar and 24's to Egypt.

He also said that company representatives are currently negotiating with the Indian side on a new contract for aircraft. Trapier stressed that the country's needs for aircraft are “huge” - only the fleet Today, 57 fighters are needed.
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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 15 May 2017 15: 27
    +1
    Bear I already killed? Or is he still wandering? And the skin is already being shared! tongue
    1. cost
      cost 15 May 2017 15: 31
      +2
      She is Malaysia - she can buy, or maybe not laughing
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 15 May 2017 16: 46
        +4
        Dim, hi! hi To write with a pitchfork on water - not to carry bags of cement. wink Let the French trumpet less, but it looks like banal advertising. yes
        1. supertiger21
          supertiger21 15 May 2017 17: 54
          +1
          I think it’s too early to talk about the purchase of Rafaley by Malaysians. For the Indians also bought somewhere from the 101st attempt ... laughing I’m not that they make a bad choice, NO, Rafal is a great car. good But do not try to disperse the smoke until you see fire ...
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 15 May 2017 17: 56
            +2
            Actually, I was talking about this.
      2. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 15 May 2017 16: 47
        +1
        Quote: Rich
        She is Malaysia - she can buy, or maybe not laughing

        Took off the tongue. In general, before the conclusion of the contract, there is not even so until the execution of the contract all these statements are not worth a damn.
      3. iouris
        iouris 16 May 2017 10: 51
        0
        He will buy, moreover, for the money earned from the sale of palm oil in the Russian Federation.
    2. yuriy55
      yuriy55 15 May 2017 17: 22
      +2
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Bear I already killed? Or is he still wandering? And the skin is already being shared! tongue

      Are you out of your mind? Who is it? belay He is ... belay
      I broke my whole head right, why are our "drying" worse? Why don't they take them? what
  2. mitrich
    mitrich 15 May 2017 15: 35
    0
    But what about our drying? Malaysians exploit them. request And sort of successful. What for this motley, patchwork compote, only gimmoroy with accessories and repair.
    1. Walanin
      Walanin 15 May 2017 16: 01
      +2
      The drying is heavy, the rafals are light, and they are able to do at least the very same work, if not more.
      At a minimum, this is a saving.
      1. supertiger21
        supertiger21 15 May 2017 18: 09
        0
        Quote: Walanin
        Drying is heavy, rafals are light,


        Everything is right here.

        Quote: Walanin
        and they are able to do at least the very same work, if not more


        And here it is not necessary. There is no "same" here. The Su-27 family are fighters for long-range interception and air supremacy far from the front line. And Rafal is a lightweight fighter-bomber for the Navy and the Air Force. He has a smaller combat radius than Drying, but is more versatile, working better "on the ground." I think the Malaysians want to make a combination of fighters, like the Americans: for long-range interception and destruction of air targets F-15C, and on the front line multi-purpose F-16. Only instead of the 15th Drying, and instead of the 16th Rafal.

        Quote: Walanin
        At a minimum, this is a saving.


        It is truth too. Light fighters are often used when heavy fighters are redundant.
        1. Walanin
          Walanin 15 May 2017 20: 05
          0
          Light is not light, and drags weapons as much as heavy. And the combat radius for Malaysia is not so important, especially since it is far from the smallest in Raphael. 1600 km for drying against 1300 for Raphael. The choice for a small country, I think, is obvious, as you rightly noted in favor of universality and cheapness.
          1. supertiger21
            supertiger21 15 May 2017 21: 41
            +1
            Quote: Walanin
            Light is not light, and drags weapons as much as heavy.


            Nobody argues, 9000 tons of solid load for a light fighter.

            Quote: Walanin
            And the combat radius for Malaysia is not so important, especially since it is far from the smallest in Raphael. 1600 km for drying against 1300 for Raphael.


            Nevertheless, in service with Malaysia about 20 Su-30s.

            Quote: Walanin
            The choice for a small country, I think, is obvious, as you rightly noted in favor of universality and cheapness.


            You still do not understand why I am all this. I mean, Rafal is purchased, not as a replacement, but as an addition to existing aircraft, i.e. to Sushki and Hornets. They will replace only the old F-5s, which are also light fighters.
            1. Walanin
              Walanin 15 May 2017 22: 21
              0
              Yes, I completely agree with you. To write off the drying early)
  3. Atlant-1164
    Atlant-1164 15 May 2017 15: 50
    +4
    not clear asians. they like to make compotes from their armies .. little by little .. but from everyone. !! There is no work to optimize flight and ground personnel.
    1. Cxnumx
      Cxnumx 16 May 2017 05: 50
      +1
      Atlant-1164, and you put yourself in their place and the questions will disappear immediately. why do they have to bind to one single supplier? he does not offer absolutely superior systems in everything. and you can bargain calmly, and choose based on your needs, and not from the supplier’s product line. they have all the norms, Asians are of course peculiar, but not at all stupid.
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 15 May 2017 16: 36
    0
    Well, "he who wants, he can."
    On the other hand .... "That would be such a piece of bread (hippopotamus) to pull the medka (bear)." France really wants to jump into second place in arms supplies. But, however, a place is taken.
  5. Bradypodidae
    Bradypodidae 15 May 2017 16: 47
    +1
    The fact that the French bargained for their “Rafals” was not their merit, but ours (Russia )’s flaw. With Qatar and Egypt, it’s clear, but the Indians were slapped. It was necessary, like the French, to promise everything and a lot, or like the Americans, stupidly to build a plant for them MiG-35 release. And so, just the loss of the market and no one has a lower back for it.
  6. nik13
    nik13 15 May 2017 19: 03
    0
    Quote: Bradypodidae
    The fact that the French bargained for their “Rafals” was not their merit, but ours (Russia )’s flaw. With Qatar and Egypt, it’s clear, but the Indians were slapped. It was necessary, like the French, to promise everything and a lot, or like the Americans, stupidly to build a plant for them MiG-35 release. And so, just the loss of the market and no one has a lower back for it.

    Recently their representatives came to us for a moment, just nobody shouts about it
  7. Atlant-1164
    Atlant-1164 16 May 2017 11: 01
    +2
    Quote: K0
    Atlant-1164, and you put yourself in their place and the questions will disappear immediately

    put .. questions are still added.))
  8. Olegovi4
    Olegovi4 17 May 2017 01: 33
    0
    I can not understand. not the richest country “breeds” a zerin of terribly expensive devices. how will their supply service handle it? and if war?