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The United Arab Emirates on Friday December 3 signed arms orders with France for an amount of 17 billion euros, for the acquisition of 80 Rafale combat aircraft and 12 Caracal military transport helicopters, a reinforcement of economic and political ties sealed during a visit by Emmanuel Macron.

We are very proud to participate in this great project alongside our partners from the Armed Forces of the Air Emiraties and Dassault Aviation.

With a complete cargo system under the Rafale, pylons, ejectors, hooks, adapters, drop-down pendulum tanks and wheels, our teams will bring their expertise to contribute to the success of this great project.

This contract, described as historic, was signed by Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation and Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, CEO of Tawazun Economic Council, in charge of UAE defense security acquisitions, in the presence of Emmanuel Macron and of Sheikh Mohammed ben Zayed Al Nahyane, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Vice Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The UAE is therefore the sixth country in the world to acquire the Rafale, after Egypt, India, Qatar, Greece and Croatia