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Dubai Airshow 2017: UAE MoD announce international deals

14th November 2017 - 16:33 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Dubai


The UAE MoD has announced a multitude of contracts totalling more than AED3.3 billion ($911 million) with a range of companies from the US and Europe at the Dubai Airshow.

The wide range of deals include the country’s armed forces announcement of intention to upgrade its jet fighter Mirage 2000-9 fleet with Dasault and Thales.

In a statement on the aircraft renewal programme, Maj Gen Ishaq Saleh Al Balushi, of the UAE MoD, commented: ‘This modernisation comes within the framework of the directives of the wise leadership of the country to support and promote the comprehensive development of our armed

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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