April 30, 2015 / 1:27 PM / in 3 years

France says to start delivering jets to Qatar from mid-2018

PARIS (Reuters) - France will start delivering Rafale fighter jets to Qatar from mid-2018 at the rate of 11 per year, the French defense ministry said on Thursday.

Earlier the government said Qatar has agreed to buy 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets in a deal worth 6.3 billion euros ($7 billion), as the Gulf Arab state looks to boost its military firepower amid regional instability.

Reporting By Emmanuel Jarry; writing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise; editing by John Irish

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