Rafale contract for the UAE enters into order backlog

Rafale has received the first down payment of the contract for the acquisition of 80 Rafale by the United Arab Emirates.

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The contract was signed on December 3, 2021 in the presence of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

"The Rafale shows, through its proven operational qualities and its export success, that it is today a real ‘game changer’ on the global geopolitical scene and an undisputed instrument for independence and sovereignty. Dassault Aviation is fully committed to supporting the United Arab Emirates in its sovereign power, its strategic challenges and its ambitious vision of the future,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.