The French company Dassault offered to Belgium the total compensation of the contract over 20 years, but it was rejected because "not formal".
|France offers 20 Billion Euros to Belgium if it buys Rafale fighter jet|
France has promised to Belgium a compensation of 20 billion Euros if the nation will buy the Rafale fighter jet from the French aircraft manufacturer Dassault. The news was released by the Belgian newspaper De Tijd.
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Florence Parly, Minister of the French armed forces, sent a letter to his Belgian counterpart on Sep. 7 promising industrial cooperation if the Belgian to choose the Rafale, but it was not considered a formal response.
Belgium has received only two concrete responses. They are from the governments of the UK and USA, respectively bidding the Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed Martin F-35. Belgium will now analyse those bids, ahead of a mid-February 2018 deadline for the submission of best and final offers. It will select the winning type in mid-2018.
Written by Matteo Sanzani