"There should be two other export contracts for the Rafale by the beginning of next year," not including India, the source said as quoted by Reuters. "The most advanced discussions are with Malaysia and the UAE."
The source added that France is aiming to sell 16 Rafale aircraft to the Malaysian military.
Since the beginning of the year, France has delivered 24 Rafales each to Egypt and Qatar and is in talks to finalize the sale of another 36 to India.
Dassault Rafale (English "squall") is French fourth-generation multirole jet fighter designed by Dassault Aviation. It conducted its maiden flight in 1986 and joined the French Navy and Air Force in 2004 and 2006 respectively.