After India, Qatar clinches Rafael deal with France


Paris: After India signed for Rafale jet to boost air superiority, France and Qatar have inked a 6.3-billion-euro ($7-billion) deal on the sale of Rafale fighter planes to the Gulf state. It’s another breakthrough for France’s Dassault Company which has struggled to boost exports.

Visiting French President Francois Hollande and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad-al-Thani on Monday signed an agreement in Doha on the sale of 24 Rafale fighter jet. Monday’s contract also included the sale of MBDA missiles to Qatar as well as the training of 36 Qatari pilots and 100 technicians by the French military.