UAE acquires 80 Rafale F4 jets

In the presence of the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, and Sheikh Mohammed ben Zayed Al Nahyane, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Vice-Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, signed a historical contract with Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, CEO of Tawazun Economic Council, for the acquisition of 80 Rafale F4 jets for the United Arab Emirates Air Force & Air Defence (UAE AF & AD).

Says Trappier: “This contract is excellent news for France and for its aerospace industry; for the entire ecosystem of 400 companies, both large and small, which contribute to Rafale. It represents thousands of guaranteed jobs in our sector for the coming decade. This contract, which is the largest ever obtained by the French military aerospace sector, consolidates a national industrial base that is, without doubt, unique in Europe.”

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