France sells 80 Rafale jets to UAE
France on Friday said that a historic agreement to sell 80 Rafale fighter jets worth 16 billion euros (Dh66 billion) to the UAE is its largest-ever weapons deal.
The agreement was inked during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to the Expo 2020 Dubai. This deal is said to be the largest French armament contract ever signed for export. The fighter jets manufactured by Dassault Aviation will be delivered to the UAE between 2026 and 2031.
The UAE will be the first user of the Rafale F4 outside France.