Subscribe Free
in Defence

UK Prime Minister in region to tout the Typhoon

Posted 5 November 2012 · Add Comment

British Prime Minister David Cameron is in Dubai today as part of a three-day tour of the Gulf and the Middle East in a bid to cement UK arms sales with a particular emphasis on persuading the United Arab Emirates to buy 60 of BAE's Typhoon jets in a deal reported to be worth upwards of £3bn.

Cameron will travel to Saudi Arabia - Britain's biggest trading partner in the region – tomorrow, which analysts say is also considering adding to its fleet of the aircraft.

Cameron’s office said the visit - his second to each country as premier - were part of a wider effort to reinforce military ties.

Cameron landed at a military airbase near Dubai where a number of RAF Typhoons are stationed and joined 70 British personnel stationed at Dubai for breakfast.

He is also due to head to Abu Dhabi for meetings with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Prime Minister of UAE to discuss the potential for a joint work on the next generation of military aerospace equipment.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Emirates launches A380 operations to two new cities in East and West

Emirates has expanded the network of destinations served by its A380 aircraft with the launch of new scheduled A380 services to Taipei and Prague.

Boeing set to deliver record number of airplanes to Turkish Airlines

Boeing is set to deliver a record number of airplanes this year to Turkish Airlines, totalling six 777-300ERs and 20 Next-Generation 737-800s.

Etihad Airways unveils global fashion week sponsorship

Etihad Airways has announced a comprehensive new global agreement with WME IMG to become a major long-term partner to the fashion industry by supporting 17 fashion week events around the world annually.

Oman Air Training reaffirms its commitment to passenger safety

Oman Air has reaffirmed its commitment to passenger safety by providing additional refresher training for key staff.

Marrakech Airshow: Morocco and EUROCONTROL sign Comprehensive Agreement

The Kingdom of Morocco and the European Organisation for Safety in Air Navigation - EUROCONTROL, have today signed a Comprehensive Agreement.

Flydubai launches new onboard entertainment services

Flydubai has announced its new onboard services, including WiFi connectivity, live television streaming and a new seatback inflight entertainment interface.

The Registry of Aruba RT 3M16
See us at
Istanbul Airshow BT 2016Aviation Africa 2017 BT 23F17Ebace 2016 BT 18F26MY16Airport Show Dubai BT 2016