Sale of 80 Rafale jets to UAE is France’s ‘largest-ever weapons export deal’

‘ The UAE will certainly be the initial customer of the Rafale F4 outside France’

France on Friday stated that a historical arrangement to offer 80 Rafale competitor jets worth 16 billion euros (Dh66 billion) to the UAE is its largest-ever tools offer.

The arrangement was tattooed throughout the browse through of French Head of state Emmanuel Macron to the Exposition 2020 Dubai where he rated by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed container Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Royal Prince of Abu Dhabi as well as Replacement Supreme Leader of the UAE Army.

” Today, France authorized a historical agreement: the sale of 80 Rafale boxers to the UAE. This is the biggest French weaponry agreement ever before authorized for export, worth about 16 billion euros,” Herve Grandjean, representative for the French Ministry of the Army, stated.

Grandjean highlighted that the UAE is a significant companion of France both tactically as well as militarily.

” We owe this export success to the toughness of our calculated connections with the Emirates, to a dense French group, as well as to an outstanding airplane.”

Grandjean explained that the competitor jets made by Dassault Aeronautics will certainly be provided to the UAE in between 2026 as well as 2031.

Eric Trappier, chairman as well as chief executive officer of Dassault Aeronautics, described the offer as “a French success tale” as well as stated the UAE will certainly be the initial customer of the Rafale F4 outside France.

” I desire to say thanks to the authorities of the Emirates for their restored self-confidence in our airplane.”

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