Monday, January 9, 2012
Qatar and Kuwait waiting for UAE to decide, says Mr. Longuet
Today, our Minister of Defence, Gérard Longuet, while invited by some aerospace journalists, talked about several topics...
Besides the tankers matter, he talked about the situation of Qatar (24 fighters) and Kuwait (18 to 22 fighters), two countries interested in Rafale, under a particular condition : they may pick the Rafale, but UAE have to lead the way. Longuet said the discussion with UAE are still under way, with no disruption, though admitting they are rightfully hard to please, given the complexity of such a deal.
Brazil, on the other hand, would have other priorities, and no short term decision is expected. Meanwhile, Mr Longuet kept on a positive stance about India. That's interesting since at the same time, Typhoon is rumoured to be the L1...
Lastly, Longuet made it clear that up to now, France is far from thinking about cutting Rafale orders.
Posted by TMor at 8:54:00 PM