Within the presence of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and Sheikh Mohammed ben Zayed Al Nahyane, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Vice-Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, signed a historic contract with Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, CEO of Tawazun Financial Council, in command of safety and protection acquisitions, for the acquisition of 80 Rafale F4 for the United Arab Emirates Air Power & Air Defence (UAE AF & AD).

Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, mentioned: “The sale of 80 Rafale to the UAE Federation is a French success story: I’m very proud and really completely satisfied because of this. I want to thank the authorities of the Emirates for his or her renewed confidence in our plane. After the Mirage 5 and Mirage 2000, this Rafale contract consolidates the strategic relationship that binds our two nations and the satisfaction of the Emirates Air Power, a long-standing and demanding accomplice of our firm. I want to underline the standard and effectiveness of the connection between the French authorities and trade, which contributed to this success by group France.


United Arab Emirates Indicators Deal for 80 French-made Dassault Rafale Fighter Jets

The Rafale F4, for which the Emirates Air Power would be the first consumer outdoors France, will present the Emirates armed forces with a device able to guaranteeing sovereignty and operational independence. This contract is the results of whole mobilization by Dassault Aviation alongside the Emirates Air Power and comes on the again of a greater than 45-year lengthy relationship of belief between the United Arab Emirates and our firm, constructed on the Mirage household of fighter plane, notably the Mirage 2000-9, the modernization of which started two years in the past.

This contract is good news for France and for its aeronautical trade, for your complete ecosystem of 400 corporations, each giant and small, which contribute to the Rafale: this represents hundreds of assured jobs in our sector for the approaching decade. This contract, which is the most important ever obtained by the French fight aeronautics trade, consolidates a nationwide industrial base, which is doubtless distinctive in Europe, comprising because it does main teams and SME/SMIs, round an organization which has been the prime contractor for all of the generations of army and civil plane for the previous 70 years. The success of the Rafale with our armed forces and its sale to the UAE Federation, in addition to its export to 5 different nations who’re already prospects, clearly reveals that French fight aviation is an internationally acknowledged middle of excellence on the nationwide industrial panorama.”