World Bulletin / News Desk
France has been informed by Qatar that the Gulf Arab state intends to buy 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets, the French president's office said in a statement on Thursday.
President Francois Hollande will travel to Doha on May 4 to sign the contract, which also includes MBDA missiles, the statement said.
Qatar Rafale deal worth 6.3 bln eur
The contract between France and Qatar for 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets is worth about 6.3 billion euros ($7.06 billion), a defence ministry official said on Thursday.
The contract also includes missiles, and the training of 36 Qatari pilots and 100 technicians by the French army, the official said.Last Mod: 30 Nisan 2015, 12:55