|Rafale B301 during the Armasuisse trials, october-November 2008|
If this order is stated in the 2012 defense program, the winner of the contest should be revealed before February 2012.
The next 4 months might be very hot for the Rafale with 3 major export prospects which could select (or not) the French fighter.
Source : www.lematin.ch/
As a reminder :
Contenders : Rafale, Eurofighter
Decision expected : before the end of the year
Contenders : Rafale, F-18E/F, F-16E/F (not an open contest)
Decision expected : possibly before the 2011 Dubai Air show (November 13-17th)
Contenders : Rafale, Eurofighter, Gripen
Decision expected : before February 2012