14 Nov '17, 5pm

Dassault to modernize UAE’s Mirage fleet for a reported $350M https://t.co/q4oJlqPe9E

PARIS ― The United Arab Emirates plans to order an upgrade for its fleet of Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets, Dassault Aviation said Tuesday. “Today, during the Dubai Airshow, the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces have announced their intention to sign with Dassault Aviation a contract for the upgrade of their Mirage 2000-9 fleet,” the company said in a statement. The modernization would cost some €300 million (U.S. $350 million), website La Tribune reported from the air show. An order for the Rafale fighter jet is expected in the wake of the upgrade of the 62-strong fleet of Mirage 2000-9 fighters, the report said. Click here for full coverage of the Dubai Air Chiefs Conference and Dubai Airshow. France has long sought to win a UAE order for the Dassault Rafale, but has yet to secure a contract from the Gulf state for the twin-engine fighter. That sale prospect may well have re...

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