With India likely to order three dozen Rafale combat jets in the coming months, and another export contract for the French fighter expected next year, Dassault Aviation has asked its supplier base to increase production based on an anticipated tripling of output by late 2018. The move—a response to sudden interest in the Rafale outside of France—is somewhat of a gamble for Dassault. New Delhi, which in March opted out of a 126-aircraft purchase from the French company in favor ...

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