Dassault Ramps Up Rafale Fighter Jet Production in Response to Soaring Demand
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By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies 

In response to a significant surge in orders, French aviation company Dassault is expanding the production of its cutting-edge Rafale fighter jets, aiming to meet a production rate of 3 aircraft per month by 2024. The move comes on the heels of a substantial increase in both export orders and domestic contracts with the French Armed Forces.

According to reports from La Tribune, Dassault Aviation is gearing up to accelerate the production pace of the tricolor combat aircraft, with a notable uptick in Rafale orders: 92 in 2022, 60 in 2023, and an anticipated 18 in 2024. Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation, highlighted the company’s shift from a lower production rate in 2020 to the targeted rate of 3 aircraft per month.

“We are transitioning to producing 3 aircraft per month from a rate that was lower by units in 2020 when production was stagnant,” explained Trappier.

Despite experiencing sluggish production rates from 2022 through the end of 2023, Dassault secured a staggering total of 211 Rafale fighter jet orders. Of these, 141 are designated for export, indicating strong international demand, while the remaining 70 will bolster the capabilities of the French Armed Forces.

This production acceleration underscores the Rafale’s continued success in the global defense market, as nations seek to enhance their air force capabilities with this advanced combat aircraft. The expansion also signals Dassault’s commitment to meeting the rising demand for the Rafale, solidifying its position as a leader in the aviation industry.

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