The National also confirms that news :
Maj Gen Khalid Al Buainnain, former commander of the Air Force and Air Defence, said: "Discussions never stopped."
Gen Al Buainnain, is also chairman of Baynuna Group, an Abu Dhabi company that has a joint venture with Dassault to "transfer technology know-how, services and products" in the UAE and abroad.
"The technical and financial and contractual discussions have been completely finished. We're … working out how we can smooth out this contract."
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