DIMDEX 2016 officially opens with US $7.5 billion contract 29 March, 2016

DIMDEX 2016 opened with a  US 7.5 billion contract signing ceremony between Qatar and Rafale International (Dassault Aviation) for 24 Rafale fighter jets. Signing on behalf of Qatar was Dr. Khalid Bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah Minister of State for Defence Affairs and behalf of France was French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian. The deal includes MBDA missiles, training for 36 pilots and some 100 mechanics. 

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