UAE Begins Paying For 80-Aircraft Dassault Rafale Order

Dassault Aviation Rafale
Credit: Dassault Aviation
LYON, France—Dassault Aviation has received the first down payment from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) under the December 2021 contract for 80 Rafale fighters, the airframer announced late April 19. The aircraft thus enter the order backlog. The unspecified amount is part of a €14 billion ($15.1...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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