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UAE And France Sign $3.4Bn Aircraft Deal

The UAE and France's Dassault Aviation have signed a deal worth FF20bn ($3.4bn) for thesupply to the UAE of 30 Mirage 2000-9 fighters and the upgrading of 33 other Miragesalready in UAE possession. The deal, which was finalized during French President JacquesChirac's visit to the UAE last week, consists of $2bn for the 30 new aircraft and thebalance to modernize the 33 existing planes, as well as the supply of...