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Within two days, France signed with the UAE contracts for the supply of drugs with a total value of about 1 billion euros

Within two days, France signed with the UAE contracts for the supply of drugs with a total value of about 1 billion euros

A day after signing a contract for the supply of two French reconnaissance satellites worth about 750 million euros, the UAE Armed Forces signed with the Thales company a contract for the supply of 17 medium-range radar Ground Master-200.

According to the newspaper La Tribune, the cost of the radar supply contract is estimated at 250 million euros. Thus, within two days, France signed with the United Arab Emirates contracts for the supply of drug products with a total value of about 1 billion euros. This testifies to the restoration of full-scale bilateral relations in the sphere of military-technical cooperation, which were complicated by the pressure of France on the leadership of the Arab state in order to promote the Rafale fighters to the UAE market.

UAE announced a tender for the supply of radar in 2009 year. In addition to Thales, the Swedish company Saab, Italian Selex, and ЕАДС participated in the tender.

In the 2011 year, Saab and Selex were excluded from the number of applicants, and in the spring of 2012, the ЕАДС.

Despite the preliminary choice in favor of Thales, Saab turned to the United Arab Emirates with a new competitive offer to jointly produce the Swedish air defense radar at the facilities of the UAE company Tawazun.

As a result of this, in the summer of 2012, negotiations with Thales were frozen, and discussion began with Saab and Tavazun. However, during the negotiations, it turned out that the Swedish proposal was quite risky, and the cost of the project was three times higher than the offer of the French company.

In February of this year, negotiations with Thales resumed within the framework of the IDEX-2013 exhibition and eventually led to the conclusion of a contract.

"Ground Master 200" is a mobile multifunctional three-dimensional S-band radar. It detects air targets, including fighter jets, helicopters, UAVs, guided and cruise missiles, at a distance of up to 250 km and an altitude of up to 24 km and performs guidance at a distance of up to 100 km.

Radar can be used as part of anti-missile and artillery shelling C-RAM systems. The station is located on the chassis of a high-traffic vehicle with the wheel formula 8х8 and can be transported by the BTA C-130 “Hercules” aircraft.
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    MIKHAN 25 July 2013 14: 59
    The world is arming heavily ...
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 25 July 2013 15: 08
      for the supply of two French reconnaissance satellites worth about 750 million euros,

      The most interesting thing is that they take their satellites into orbit with our rockets
      The Russian Soyuz-ST rocket successfully launched from the Kourou equatorial launch site in French Guiana, its task is to launch military observation satellites into orbit.
      Soyuz-ST launches into orbit two satellites for observation over the Earth's surface, Pleiades-1, prepared by the National Center for Space Research (CNES) for the French Defense Ministry, and four Elisa (Electronic Intelligence by Satellite). With their help, the French Delegation General for Armaments (Defense Procurement Agency) (DGA) will be able to map and characterize radar transmitters located on the ground.

      That is, our fat is our same muslim
      1. Scoun
        Scoun 25 July 2013 15: 21
        Quote: Vadivak
        That is, our fat is our same muslim

        we have done interesting information about our "lard"
        Roni Daniel, a military observer for the Israeli TV channel 2, delivered sensational material on Russian participation in the Syrian war on June 17. According to Daniel, "the Russians organized a whole system of aerial reconnaissance in the skies of Syria." Its core is Russian-made drones.

        The intelligence collected is “directly transmitted to Assad’s army.”
        Daniel says: “This is real, concrete help. This helps Assad solve his problems. Without this data, the Syrian army would be blind, would not know where to go. The intelligence data collected by the Russians, the picture of the theater of operations that is created with their help, allows the Syrian army to act much better. ”

        Daniel points out a sharp contrast between the massive Russian support for Assad and the weakness of the West: “While in the West they stumble and rush about: to provide such assistance, to provide such assistance, they can’t even make decisions about where the no-fly zone will be located, the Russians do not lose time. They support Syria with weapons, they support it in the diplomatic arena, and now we are demonstrating concrete military assistance, which, without a doubt, has a great influence on what is happening on the battlefields in Syria. "
      2. Suhov
        Suhov 25 July 2013 18: 10
        Quote: Vadivak
        The most interesting thing is that they take their satellites into orbit with our rockets

        Our rockets can return their satellites back from orbit.
      3. ayyildiz
        ayyildiz 25 July 2013 20: 50
        Quote: Vadivak
        The most interesting thing is that they take their satellites into orbit with our rockets

        This is good, the Russian space industry makes money!
    2. honest jew
      honest jew 25 July 2013 16: 52
      The good news is, no matter how I live in France !!!
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      2. strannik595
        strannik595 25 July 2013 19: 09
        no matter how I live in France
        ...... you can live in France in any way
      3. ratuld
        ratuld 26 July 2013 08: 32
        Well, again, twenty-five !!!
        HOME !!!
        In the desert you need and not in France !!!
        There are camel-matzo and all the rest !!!
        It is the Egyptians who fooled you and spoiled you.
        other Jews live in deserts and mountains and rejoice !!!
        He pulled on some strange hat. Brains are fooling yourself and people.
        Eh !!!
        Bedouin Bedouin and speak a foreign language ...
        Wonderful ...
        it’s not good ...
  2. omsbon
    omsbon 25 July 2013 15: 05
    1. il grand casino
      il grand casino 25 July 2013 16: 06
      Well, if this is not a rhetorical question ... then they do not have a bad life with their oil))) Why give it to an overseas uncle
  3. escobar
    escobar 25 July 2013 16: 36
    As soon as French President Francois Hollande begins to talk about the advisability of invading Syria, large contracts with Syria's friends appear right after the blow of a magic wand.
    1. ratuld
      ratuld 26 July 2013 09: 26
      Still there you are - there are not enough broad !!!
      Salom bargain.
      Push the dumplings from the state stock.
      About the special "Ukrainian" people - the God-bearer -
      to chat.
      Surely, common ancestors !!!
      I personally heard that Our Lady is a native of Konotop !!!
      And the Savior is OUR LUTSKY !!!!
      Let's guys !!!
      Tse Dilo Treba rozuzhuvati !!! belay
      1. escobar
        escobar 26 July 2013 19: 49
        There are not enough balls in your head, this is noticeable.
        1. ratuld
          ratuld 27 July 2013 07: 17
          It would be better to look at your madhouse.
          Thank God I know you and your cockroaches almost better than Europends and Amers.
          Without chlorpromazine, it is better not to travel to your leper colony.
          And the balls there and the rollers and Jesus Pantherovich from Konotop.
          Well and also a unique battle ax fenced.
          Then there will be a unique cart with a pressure cooker.
          Well, space - as without it!
          The first man in space was of course ukrom.
          True, his specialist was hidden in orbit -
          he flew, flew ...
          and fell !!!
          Exactly in a nuclear reactor !!! In Chernobyl !!! ...
          .... well and further in the text ...
  4. Constantine
    Constantine 25 July 2013 17: 18
    Arabs are actively arming themselves most likely because:

    A. When there are no longer any prospects for fighting in Syria for the militants, they may well go to shake their arms to their neighbors. The possibility of such a scenario was clearly demonstrated by the example of Libyan militants in Mali.

    B. It is possible to draw, under certain circumstances, into one meat grinder of the entire Middle East. This, by and large, the West is seeking because it’s easiest to make huge money on chaos and related wars.

    Hence the standard purchase of the UAE in the form of military satellites, as well as other monitoring systems. There will be something, and they, like us, are well aware of this. recourse
    MIKHAN 25 July 2013 17: 18
    What is the feeling that France wants to do the same as with Libya .. yet another tidbit to hand in hand and write off your debts .. Saudas, except for camels and maybachs, didn’t go .. wink
  6. Suhov
    Suhov 25 July 2013 18: 16
    France is a country where there is neither winter, nor summer, nor morality;
    otherwise it is a wonderful land.
    Mark Twain
    1. egor 1712
      egor 1712 25 July 2013 19: 32
      And a bunch of blue ....
    MIKHAN 25 July 2013 20: 18
    But the Saudis were clearly frightened .. that they would have to be responsible for all their deeds in the Middle East .. There are a lot of blood on them, including in the Caucasus .. Let's see what happens next .. but they will answer anyway !!!
    1. Alex Nick
      Alex Nick 25 July 2013 23: 48
      They will answer when the older brother is ill manenko.
  8. alert_timka
    alert_timka 25 July 2013 21: 32
    The Saudis are afraid of nothing, while Uncle Sam is behind him. And the UAE is not the Saudis, these, in addition to oil, have fully invested in tourism, creating artificial islands.
    1. ratuld
      ratuld 26 July 2013 08: 42
      Sam bam babham ...
      Have this uncle .. how is it ?? Sam !!!
      The campaign is some kind of genital exema !!!
      Both Saudi and Emirate and Qatari Jews and even the Coens in their reservation somehow do not very much hope for it !!!
      Not very ... !!!
      Well, directly - we can say and DO NOT HOPE AT ALL ...
      Well, why did the Coens suddenly take off from the airfields of Turkish Jews ???
      And to bomb the Syrian ... God forgive me ... Jews.
      And why is it the best friend of the "Jewish brothers-musley" - the patient himself ?? How is it ??? ..... Sam (God forgive me again)
  9. alert_timka
    alert_timka 25 July 2013 21: 34
    The French, as I see it, are returning to Africa, after a long pause.