French Government Reveals UAE Rafale Negotiation Timeline

Dassault CEO Eric Trappier (center) looks on as French President Emmanuel Macron is greeted by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince on Dec. 3.
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LYON—The recent, massive order for Rafale fighters took shape in late 2020 when the UAE asked the French government to start final negotiations with the aim of announcing a contract in November 2021, according to a French official. The order for 80 Rafales announced Dec. 3 benefitted from an...

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