UAE Purchases 30 Fighter Jets From France For $3.2Bn
The UAE signed a contract on 18 November to purchase 30 Mirage 2000-9fighter jets from Frances Dassault. The agreement also covers the modernization of33 Mirage 2000-SAD8s, purchased by the UAE some 20 years ago. The deal was first agreed inDecember 1997 when French President Jacques Chirac visited Abu Dhabi. The UAE is alsoexpected to purchase $672mn worth of missiles from Mantra BAe Dynamics to equip the...