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Croatia and France have reached an agreement on the purchase of the Rafale.

by Mahua Special Editor

Today in Zagreb, Croatia and France signed two contracts for the acquisition of 12 Rafale fighters and related logistics support, attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovi.

Twelve Rafale fighters from the French Air Force, as well as their equipment, will be transferred to Croatia under a state-to-state contract. Additional spare parts for these aircraft are included in a three-year logistics support contract.

With the Rafale winning the international tender that included European and American aircraft on May 28, it was clear that France’s technological and operational superiority and the excellent work done to solidify its position in Europe’s air forces had been recognised.

A new chapter in the Rafale’s history has been written with Croatia, an EU country, and I am confident that the Croatian Air Force will be completely satisfied while actively contributing to the exercise of Croatia’s national sovereignty,” Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation and its partners, said after signing the agreement.

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