Saturday, December 4, 2021
News

Croatian govt to purchase French fighter jets

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Zagreb | Thursday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
The Croatian government has approved the purchase of 12 used French Rafale multi-role fighter planes amid the official visit by French President Emmanuel Macron.

The 12 Rafale fighter jets, which include 10 single-seater and two two-seater fighter jets at a price of 999 million euros, will be paid in five installments from 2022 to 2026, according to the government session on Wednesday during which the purchase was approved.

The deal came amid Macron's visit to Croatia starting from Wednesday evening, and this is the first visit by a French head of state since Croatia's independence in 1991, Xinhua news agency reported.

As part of Macron's visit, Croatian Defence Minister Mario Banozic and his French counterpart Florence Parly will sign the arms deal on Thursday morning, which is believed to be the largest arms purchase since Croatia's Independence.

Banozic said on Wednesday the 12 French Rafale fighter jets were planes fully compatible with NATO standards that would be "sufficient for Croatia for 30 years or more."

In addition to the 12 fighter jets, the arms deal package also includes a modern flight simulator that will provide a full range of training and validation of tactics, ground and test equipment, as well as spare parts and comprehensive support from the manufacturer, Banozic added.

Moreover, on Thursday morning, the two sides will also sign a strategic partnership agreement between the two countries to further strengthen bilateral cooperation and relations.

--IANS int/sks/dpb

( 248 Words)

2021-11-25-11:00:08 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
100 people arrested so far in connection...
A woman is not property: Taliban leader ...
Afghan girl listed among 25 influential ...
Scratchy voiced Biden suffers from nasal...
Parents of US Michigan high school shoot...
US, EU interested in cooperating with Ta...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
People queuing up to join BJP, we've ask...
Row as AIMIM member abstains from 'Vande...
J-K: COVID negative international travel...
ED provisionally attaches assets worth o...
Omicron variant: Former Puducherry CM re...
Cyclone Jawad: Bhadrak Dist Collector sa...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
PM Modi to inaugurate and lay found... 
Bus employees strike: Maharashtra G... 
CBI files chargesheet against 24 ac... 
HPSC scam: Deepender Hooda gives 15... 
Cyclone Jawad: UGC-NET exam schedul... 
Global Hunger Index does not reflec... 
J-K: COVID negative international t... 
Omicron variant detected in 4 more ...