At the beginning of the year, Greece confirmed the purchase of 18 Rafale aircraft, as well as a contract for logistics support for the fleet. This order includes 12 aircraft recently in service for the French Air Force and 6 new aircraft which will be produced at Dassault Aviation plants in Mérignac. The arrival of Rafale aircraft in the Hellenic Air Force highlights the strength of the strategic relationship between Greece and France as well as the continuation of a longstanding relationship spanning over 45 years between Dassault Aviation and its industrial partners, Thales and Safran.
Dassault received an order for the purchase of 12 Rafale by the French Air Force.
The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) placed the first orders in February with the aircraft manufacturer and its partners, Safran and Thales, all of which are located in the Bordeaux area. Dassault will produce one Rafale per month, which represents 7,000 jobs for the company and 500 other companies. This significant order will ensure Dassault's production workload until 2025.