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China continues inroads in Middle East with plane sale to UAE

The Emirates announced an initial purchase of 12 L-15 light fighter jets from China.
China jet

The United Arab Emirates announced today a new purchase of military aircraft from China. 

The UAE Ministry of Defense said they intend to buy 12 L15 planes. They also reserve the option to buy an additional 36 of the aircraft in the future, the ministry said in a tweet. 

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