The United Arab Emirates will cede part of their fleet of 68 Mirage 2000-9 combat aircraft to Morocco.
The United Arab Emirates will transfer Mirage 2000-9s to Morocco, El Español informed, recalling that the country signed in 2017, for an amount of 300 million euros, a contract to modernize about sixty of these aircraft. fight with Dassault Aviation.
On the occasion of the visit to Dubai of French President Emmanuel Macron, the United Arab Emirates signed an agreement to acquire 80 Rafale fighter jets, the Elysee said in a statement, specifying that it is the The largest international order recorded for this fighter aircraft, which has been in service since 2004.
“In addition to the presence of three French military bases on Emirati territory, this mutual trust (between France and the Emirates) is reflected in the acquisition of 80 Rafale planes, 12 Caracal helicopters, and associated elements. This is a major achievement of the strategic partnership between the two countries, “added the French presidency.
This order aims to replace the sixty Mirage 2000-9s acquired in 1998 by the Emirates, part of which will be transferred to Morocco and the other to Egypt.