Technology 80 gusting aircraft and heavy helicopters for the United Arab Emirates

23:55  03 december  2021
23:55  03 december  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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La vente de quatre-vingts Rafale aux Émirats arabes unis est un « succès français », selon Dassault. © Thierry Hollow / West-France The sale of seventy bursts to the United Arab Emirates is a "French success", according to Dassault.

In the wake of the President of the Republic, the French aeronautical manufacturer signed with the United Arab Emirates his biggest export order. Airbus also sold twelve heavy military helicopters.

Everyone does not welcome it, but for the Aerospace Manufacturer Dassault, the order by the United Arab Emirates, this Friday, December 3, 2021, of eighty Rafale combat aircraft is a French success. "

A contract worth 16 billion euros, armaments, which extends a year Fast for the flagship of national aeronautical technology produced with the electronics Thales and the engineer saffron. And which wears more than 400 the total number of burst delivered or to build, since the beginning of the years 2000.

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for the United Arab Emirates, aircraft with the F4 Standard - an anticipated version planned in France from 2024 - must be delivered between 2027 and 2031. They will replace sixty Mirage 2000-9 acquired in 1998. They will be armed by The MBDA missile manufacturer for air combat as for ground attack with cruising missiles.

Dissonant voices

This historic contract ", which contributes directly to regional stability , as welcomed the Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly, is not unanimous. Several NGOs, like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, denounce the use of weapons sold by France in the conflict in Yemen. Saudi Arabia and its allies are suspected of war crimes.

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France makes us shame when it weapons authoritarian regimes, reacted the ecologist candidate for the presidential election , Yannick Jadot. While his extreme left competitor Philippe Poutou, denounced a confairist and cynical militarist capitalism.

Friday also, the United Arab Emirates passed an additional billion euros of twelve heavy military helicopters with Airbus Helicopters.

Emmanuel Macron meets Mohammed Ben Salmane

in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Emmanuel Macron has an appointment, this Saturday, December 4th in the morning, with the Saudi Crown Prince. The President of the Republic will be one of the first Western leaders to meet Mohammed Ben Salmane, said MBS, since the case of the Assassination of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 who strongly tarnished his image.

This meeting is not intended to put on MBS saddle, affirms the Elysee, but we can not imagine having an ambitious policy in the Middle East without a dialogue requiring with this country, a member of the G20 and the main economy of the region.

As it does anywhere in its travels, the President approaches with his interlocutors the issue of human rights when necessary, adds the presidency in response to NGO critics on the relevance of this appointment.

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