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Rafale
 
Latest update: August 2018

Company: Dassault.
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft totals
 
Country Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Egypt 24   12   15 9             15
France 180       151 29             151
Qatar 36         36             0
Total 240   12   166 74             166
 
Comment(s):

Rafale deliveries:

Rafale 2016 2017
     
Egypt 3 8
France 6 1
     
Total 9 9
Rafale F3 conversion   1
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Egypt Rafale DM 18       9 9             9
  Rafale EM 6   12   6 0             6
France Rafale B 58       57 1             57
  Rafale C 76       48 28             48
  Rafale M 46       46 0             46
Qatar Rafale CQ 30         30             0
  Rafale DQ 6         6             0
Total   240   12   166 74             166
 
Comment(s):

Rafale variants:

Aircraft Comment                      
                           
Rafale A Single seat Dassault aircraft demonstrator.  
Rafale B Two seat aircraft.  
Rafale C Single seat aircraft.  
Rafale DM Two seat Rafale B for Egypt.  
Rafale EM Single seat Rafale C for Egypt.  
Rafale M Single seat aircraft modified for the French navy and carrier operations.  
                           

Egypt:

Contract signed on February 16, 2015.

Date Delivery                          
                             
26-07-17 Fourth delivery - two Rafale EM.  
  Third delivery - three Rafale DM.  
21-07-15 Second delivery - three Rafale DM.  
21-07-15 First delivery - three Rafale DM.  
                             

France:

Qatar:

Contract signed on May 24, 2016. Rafale CQ single seat and Rafale DQ dual seat aircraft.

Potential sales:

India:

Interested to purchase the Rafale, 36 aircraft, but deal ran into trouble due to pricing and investment discussions between Dassault and the Indian government.
 
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French Air Force Rafale B. French Air Force Rafale C. French Navy Rafale M.