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Dassault captures mega Rafale order from UAE

3rd December 2021 - 16:09 GMT | by Tim Martin in Belfast

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The UAE is the first export customer to buy the Rafale F4. (Photo: Dassault)

Dassault and the UAE have signed off on a huge order for new fighter jets, helicopters and weapons.

Dassault and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to an extraordinary order for 80 Rafale F4 fighter jets, in a contract labelled by the manufacturer as ‘the largest ever obtained by the French combat aeronautics industry’.

Various reports estimate the contract to be worth €16 billion ($18.1 billion), including €2 billion set aside for MICA NG air-to-air missiles and Black Shaheen long-range cruise missiles – the latter a modified Emirati variant of the French SCALP.

The deal was officially struck in Dubai on 3 December in a ceremony between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and

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