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Qatar acquires additional 12 Rafale fighter jets

PARIS, December 10, 2017

Qatar Armed Forces has signed an agreement with Dassault Aviation to acquire an additional 12 Rafale fighter jets.
The agreement was signed in the presence of  Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and French President Emmanuel Macron.
This new order follows on from the contract signed on May 4, 2015 between Qatar and Dassault Aviation for the acquisition of 24 Rafale, thus raising the number of Rafale aircraft operated by the Qatar Emiri Air Force to 36.
"Dassault Aviation and its partners thank the Qatari Authorities for having given them the opportunity to enhance their collaboration by restating their confidence in the qualities of the Rafale and expressing their satisfaction with the performance of the main contract," a statement said.
“This new agreement is built around the special relationship that exists between the two countries and the shared determination, by the Defense Ministry of Qatar and Dassault Aviation, to move forwards together,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. - TradeArabia News Service

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