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UAE signs $19 billion fighter jet deal with France

The sale of Dassault Rafale jets and Caracal helicopters marks Paris' largest foreign military sale to date.
Rafale fighter

The United Arab Emirates agreed to buy 80 Rafale fighter jets and 12 military helicopters from France on Friday in a landmark deal expected to bolster ties between the two allies.

President Emmanuel Macron and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan finalized the 17 billion-euro ($19.2 billion) sale in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

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