WAM: The Ministry of Defence has announced its intention to sign a contract with China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) for the purchase of 12 L15 aircraft, with the option for 36 additional aircraft of the same type in the future.
Tareq Abdulraheem Al Hosani, Chief Executive Officer of Tawazun Economic Council, said the deal comes as part of the ongoing efforts to diversify and modernise capabilities of the Air Force and the Armed Forces units in general.
“We have reached the final stage in our talks with the Chinese side. The final contract will be signed soon,” he said, adding, the UAE Armed Forces are characteristic for diversification to acquire the best capabilities to meet its requirements and to achieve its strategic goals.
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