February 18, 2019
ABU DHABI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates’ armed forces signed 5.8 billion dirhams ($1.58 billion) in contracts with international companies on Monday at the IDEX military exhibition, spokesman Brigadier General Mohammed al-Hassani said.
The contracts include a 5.3 billion dirham deal with Raytheon, al-Hassani said.
The UAE armed forces also signed contracts with local companies worth 1.14 billion dirhams.
($1 = 3.6728 UAE dirham)
(Reporting by Alex Cornwell; Editing by Toby Chopra)