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Purchase of French Dassault Rafale F3R fighters for the Croatian Air Force officially approved

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News Dassault Rafale received official confirmation of Croatia's choice of French fighters. On May 28, the Croatian government approved the purchase of 12 French fighters.


Thus, the tender for a new fighter for the Croatian Air Force has been completed, Zagreb is purchasing 12 Dassault Rafale F3R fighters, of which 10 will be single-seat and two two-seat. Now the parties need to sign an intergovernmental agreement on the supply of aircraft by the end of this year.

As previously reported, all fighters will be supplied from the presence of the French Air Force. In addition to the aircraft themselves, the offer includes: a ground simulator, ground and test equipment, spare parts, personnel training, 3-year manufacturer support and a 12-month warranty for each delivered aircraft, engine and other equipment and spare parts. The fighters are supplied with "basic" weapons. The cost of the contract is $ 999 million in installments.

All aircraft must be modified to F3R standard and not older than 10 years. If the contract is signed, the fighters will be delivered in 2024 and 2025.

In the Croatian Air Force, 12 French Dassault Rafale F3R fighters will replace Soviet-built MiG-21 bis fighters.
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  1. vvvjak
    vvvjak 30 May 2021 16: 12
    +1
    Too much, for "beushki".
    1. Avior
      Avior 30 May 2021 18: 16
      -1
      Hindus bought new ones two and a half times more expensive
      1. vvvjak
        vvvjak 30 May 2021 19: 12
        +1
        Yes, in the know. But still, "not a bit, not beautiful, my grandmother flew to church on Sundays" for $ 70 a piece, about.
        1. Avior
          Avior 30 May 2021 20: 04
          +1
          You need to see the details of the contract. In principle, the difference in price is quite consistent.
          It is unlikely that the Croats will intensively exploit, so that the resource will be enough for them, why pay many times more?
    2. venik
      venik 30 May 2021 20: 38
      +1
      Quote: vvvjak
      Too much, for "beushki".

      ======
      Well, so the cost the plane itself - in the contract - the minimum!
      ".....In addition to the aircraft themselves, the offer includes: ground simulator, ground and test equipment, spare parts, personnel training, manufacturer's support for 3 years and a 12-month warranty for each delivered aircraft, engine and other equipment and spare parts.... .... "
      This is where they "rake in!" in full !!! request
  2. knn54
    knn54 30 May 2021 16: 21
    0
    The fifth foreign buyer (Egypt, Qatar, India) and the second in Europe (after Greece). Moreover, the aircraft (F3R) of the latest modification.
    As the compliment masters said ... "... the choice of Zagreb is fully in line with the efforts to build a large-scale and strong defense system in Europe."
    The Yankees fly by once again.
  3. dgonni
    dgonni 30 May 2021 16: 31
    0
    On the quiet bite off the markets of the Russian aircraft industry.
    1. Pavlos Melas
      Pavlos Melas 30 May 2021 16: 37
      +4
      On the quiet bite off the markets of the Russian aircraft industry.
      It is unlikely that Russia could sell some serious equipment to Croatia. Russia is building relations with Croatia's main competitor in the region, Serbia, so that Russia has not lost anything.
    2. Ros 56
      Ros 56 30 May 2021 16: 42
      -1
      Who takes a bite? This is Croatia's market, don't make people laugh.
    3. figwam
      figwam 30 May 2021 16: 55
      +4
      Quote: dgonni
      On the quiet bite off the markets of the Russian aircraft industry.

      After the destruction of Yugoslavia, Croatia became a NATO market.
  4. Africaner79
    Africaner79 30 May 2021 16: 49
    -5
    how to breed natives for loot
    1. strannik1985
      strannik1985 30 May 2021 17: 57
      +1
      I strongly doubt that the money is purely Croatian, most likely a targeted loan from French banks, Croatian money is good there if it will be 30%.
      1. Herman 4223
        Herman 4223 30 May 2021 22: 24
        0
        And you need to give loans like this. And they are given at interest.
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 30 May 2021 17: 18
    -1
    Croats have only $ 1 billion to draw!
    1. Keyser soze
      Keyser soze 30 May 2021 17: 55
      +4
      Croats have only $ 1 billion to draw!


      Nowadays, for the EU country it is not money. With a population of 4 million, their GDP is equal to that of Belarus, where the population is 10 million or more than the GDP of Serbia, with a population of 7 million.

      Buying 10-20 fighters is not a problem.
      1. Wolf
        Wolf 30 May 2021 18: 24
        -2
        There is no more GDP od Serbian, but today it has fallen by almost 50% also for Covid Gates19. As for the problem and their purchase, I agree there is no problem, THIS IS NOT A PURCHASE, BUT IT'S PURPOSE TO ACTION "NATO", BUT IT WILL NOT HELP !!! wink
        1. Wolf
          Wolf 30 May 2021 18: 26
          -1
          Have seen this Serbi this one more WWII PA then WWII, PA 1991-1999 AND COOKIE SERBI !!! smile
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      2. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 30 May 2021 18: 39
        -1
        Quote: Keyser Soze
        Nowadays, for the EU country it is not money. With a population of 4 million, their GDP is equal to that of Belarus, where the population is 10 million or more than the GDP of Serbia, with a population of 7 million.

        How about Bulgaria, with a population of around 7 million?
        Bulgaria population meter
        Population 6 904 744
        Male population (48.3%) 3
        Female population (51.7%) 3
        Born this year 26 823
        Born today 137
        Died this year 43 019
        Died today 220
        Migrated this year -3 893
        Migrated today -20%
        Population growth this year - 6 396 hab
        Population growth today -103%
        https://countrymeters.info/ru/Bulgaria

        The prosperity of Bulgaria as part of the EU was not for the future ...
        Nowadays, for the EU country it is not money.
        Buying 10-20 fighters is not a problem.

        Well, well .... do not equate all the EU countries with the same brush ... Rogues will fly on Soviet aircraft for a long time, building out of themselves a highly developed country ESU ... and teaching the life of kind and trusting members of the forum with VO ...
        Therefore, today the Bulgarian Air Force includes all Soviet-made combat aircraft. laughing
        The Balgarskat army is still counting on the age of the MiG-29 fighters until 2029. The tova of the camp is clear from the statement on the commander of the Military Air Force Lieutenant-General Simeon Simeonov yesterday.
        Up to the edge, in March, the airplane was installed for 16 from the MiG-29 fighter. Until now, new multipurpose fighters have served as air protection in the integrated air defense system, taken to NATO. Udlzhavaneto has a flight life of 4000 hours.
        In the screen at the Graf Ignatievo air base at the moment of ima 20 MiG-29. Osem from tyakh sa remontrani from RSK "MiG". To the edge, for a year, the resource on the engine is usually 6 from these planes, and the rest of the aircraft are without engines.

        http://old.segabg.com/article.php?issueid=3124&sectionid=2&id=0000202
        1. Wolf
          Wolf 30 May 2021 19: 09
          -2
          Lara Croft from Bulgaria fled all the workers capable of the people to the west, the old people remained and thieves at the state treasury. In Bulgaria, the population is decreasing with a great percentage, there today is somewhere around 4-5 million people.
        2. Keyser soze
          Keyser soze 30 May 2021 19: 30
          +4
          How about Bulgaria, with a population of around 7 million?


          Couldn't you google it? Our GDP is larger than Belarusian, Serbian and Croatian. laughing
          And the growth of the economy is usually twice yours. And the average salary is also higher than yours. So the absence of oil, gas and diamonds does not bother us in any way ..
          Regarding fertility - but rather, look at yourself. Dying out no better than us. The difference is that we can live on our territory and with half the population and you will lose yours if you do not become at least 300 million.

          And we can always open a "green card" for Russians, Belarusians and Ukrainians and immediately replenish our population with educated and normal people.
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft 30 May 2021 19: 45
            -3
            Quote: Keyser Soze
            and you will lose yours,

            Every year "Bulgarians" write to me about this here ...
            And we can always open a "green card" for Russians, Belarusians and Ukrainians and immediately replenish our population with educated and normal people.

            Well, yes, all of yours went to Western Europe to work ... go away from a comfortable life ...

            Well, by the way, we were distracted, from the self-dissolution of the OVD, 21 years have passed, and your "comfortable" Bulgaria with "constantly growing" GDP still cannot get rid of communist aircraft, and you did not join NATO yesterday, you cannot choose everything, between " "and F-35 ...
            after all, according to your words:
            Buying 10-20 fighters is not a problem.
            1. Keyser soze
              Keyser soze 30 May 2021 19: 52
              +2
              and your comfortable Bulgaria with a "constantly growing" GDP still can't get rid of communist aircraft, and you didn't join NATO yesterday, you can't choose everything, between "Rafal" and F-35 ...


              Croft, you're kidding, right? We have already ordered F16 Block 70 and paid 1,2 billion green in advance, no loans. What Rafale, what F35 ..... you just want to blurt out something nasty on the Bulgarians, right? Well, at least inquire, otherwise it becomes uncomfortable for your stupidity.
              1. Lara Croft
                Lara Croft 30 May 2021 20: 20
                -1
                Quote: Keyser Soze
                We have already ordered F16 Block 70 and paid 1,2 billion green in advance, no loans.

                I know.
                Sofia ratified purchase deal 8 new multifunctional fighters F-16 Block 70. The contract value is $ 1,256 billion. The first 4 cars should arrive in Bulgaria no earlier than 2023. The rest - at the beginning of 2024. This deal, which accounts for almost 2% of the country's GDP, caused a lot of controversy and controversy, the president of the country opposed it. Despite active internal disputes over this issue and opposition from a number of political forces, who believe that the price of the deal is too high, the contract was signed.
                It is worth noting that financially Bulgaria received a number of more favorable agreements: for example, Sweden offered a better price per unit with their multifunctional fighters Gripen.

                Block 70/72 is the production version of the prototype F-16V (Viper). The prototype made its first flight in 2015.

                https://topwar.ru/160731-bolgarija-priobretaet-f-16-vzamen-mig-29-ssha-privetstvujut-sdelku.html

                Zagreb buys 12 Dassault Rafale F3R fighters, of which 10 will be single and two double.
                In addition to the aircraft themselves, the offer includes: ground simulator, ground and test equipment, spare parts, personnel training, 3-year manufacturer support and a 12-month warranty for each delivered aircraft, engine and other equipment and spare parts. The fighters are supplied with "basic" weapons. The contract value is $ 999 million. by installments.

                The F-16s purchased by the Bulgarians are much older than the Croatian Rafals ....

                you just want to blurt out something nasty on the Bulgarians, right?

                here on VO anti-legacy people, in addition, bad statements about "Bulgarians" (even if they go back) are not approved by VO moderators ...
                it becomes uncomfortable

                it's uncomfortable to have sex in a hammock ... laughing
        3. Andylw
          Andylw 30 May 2021 19: 35
          +5
          Serbia, a geostrategic ally of Russia, is not a member of the EU and NATO, but is dying out and degrading faster than NATO's Croatia ...
          how so
          explain
          Orthodox braces don't work?
          1. Wolf
            Wolf 30 May 2021 20: 16
            0
            Where do you come from? Yes, the birth rate is small, but the speed of Croatia and Bulgaria is not dying out, but on the contrary, much less. As for the standard of living, and less than in Croatia, but BETTER than in Bulgaria. Enough to see houses in Serbia and Bulgaria for a story about Belgrade and Sofia through a small town and village. As for the average salary and risk, and lower than in Bulgaria and Croatia, not much lower. But what to expect about a country that was ACTIVELY PRESSED WITH ECONOMIC SANCTIONS FOR 10 YEARS, THEN DESTROYED BY BOMBES AND AFTER THE WAR 99 ANOTHER 5-10 YEARS PRESSED IN DIFFERENT WAYS. PROMISELIENOMT IN SERBIA 2000 WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY DESTROYED!
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  6. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 30 May 2021 18: 05
    +1
    There was a book such as "Confessions of an Economic Murderer" ... there they wrote about such contracts and loans .... when they push it in, what is not necessary and know in advance that the state will not be able to give it back ... then they take everything away.
  7. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 30 May 2021 18: 23
    +1
    Why not?
    Rafal is kind of like a good old fighter.
    I read for him twenty years ago in a foreign military review. And I looked at the photo.
    True, he was then considered experimental.
  8. Rasul Aliyev
    Rasul Aliyev 30 May 2021 18: 39
    0
    WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE Dassault Rafale OVER THE MIG-29 WHO IS SOLD OUT?
    1. Wolf
      Wolf 30 May 2021 20: 28
      0
      Radar, and Max speed, weapon wearability. But not by much and it does not make a significant difference. The most important thing is APPLICATION TACTICS!
  9. Butchcassidy
    Butchcassidy 30 May 2021 19: 57
    -3
    It seems to me that this co-worker drank the dough. What for them in reality something other than Gripen?
  10. Sergey Obraztsov
    Sergey Obraztsov 30 May 2021 20: 35
    +1
    I am for the European military-industrial complex to live and develop. The more they are self-sufficient, the less they will depend on the US military-industrial complex. And we will build mutually beneficial relations with a self-sufficient Europe.
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 31 May 2021 07: 25
      -2
      Quote: Sergey Obraztsov
      I am for the European military-industrial complex to live and develop.

      And I am for it to disappear, tk. this meets the security of the Russian Federation.
      The more they are self-sufficient, the less they will depend on the US military-industrial complex.

      Well, Europe has not yet created an aircraft of the 5th generation, and will not create an aircraft of the XNUMXth generation from the EU. with all the joint development of a single fighter in Europe, the engines were from the British ...
      And we will build mutually beneficial relations with a self-sufficient Europe.

      Because of the countries of the former Eastern Bloc (looking at the US mouth), the EU will never be self-sufficient, especially in the area of ​​military-technical cooperation ...,
      1. Sergey Obraztsov
        Sergey Obraztsov 31 May 2021 07: 32
        0
        And I am for it to disappear, tk. this meets the security of the Russian Federation.

        If they cannot produce their own, they will buy. And not in the Russian Federation, oddly enough. And they will continue to feed the American military-industrial complex. And to depend on them in terms of HRC, crew training, etc., etc. At close range, I do not see anything good here. The best option is when it's own, but not the best. And Rafali is about the same.

        Because of the countries of the former Eastern Bloc (looking at the US mouth), the EU will never be self-sufficient, especially in the area of ​​military-technical cooperation ...,


        Having in my school certificate of five in history (though it was 13 years ago), I would be careful not to talk about the future, using the word "never".