The French Government wants to renew with the authorities of the United Arab Emirates negotiations on supplying party fighter Rafale, reports Defense News. As expected, January 15, 2013 in the UAE will visit French President Francois Hollande. During the preparatory negotiations for the supply of fighters signing any agreements or contracts are not expected. France expects to realize the UAE 60 fighter Rafale.
It must be emphasized that earlier governments of France and the UAE have been negotiating for the supply of fighter Rafale, while the French side at the end of 2010 — beginning of 2011 even announced the imminent signing of the contract. But the middle of November 2011 the Ministry of Defence has completed negotiations with the United Arab Emirates and France has announced a tender for the supply of 60 fighters.
The reason for the suspension of the negotiations on the purchase of Rafale UAE dubbed overprice French planes and their feeble technical properties. The tender for the supply of fighters are participating French company Dassault, South American Boeing and Lockheed Martin and European consortium Eurofighter. They offer an Arab military fighter Rafale, F/A-18 Super Hornet, F-16 Fighting Falcon and Typhoon respectively.