| 23 April 2024, Tuesday |

UAE signs defense contracts worth $2 billion

The United Arab Emirates armed forces on Monday said at the Abu Dhabi defense exhibition it had signed defense contracts worth 7.293 billion dirhams ($2 billion) with local and international firms, state news agency WAM reported.

The deals included a 3.74 billion dirhams contract with Saab for GlobalEye surveillance systems that was disclosed by the manufacturer in January. It also included a 2.61 billion dirhams agreement for Patriot missiles from Raytheon.

A day earlier, the UAE armed forces announced 5 billion dirhams in local and international deals on the first day of the week-long exhibition.

  • Reuters