Spotlight | France, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom
London overtakes Paris in race to equip Riyadh with fighter jets

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in June 2023.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in June 2023. © Thomas Padilla/MaxPPP
The prospect of Saudi Arabia procuring France's Dassault Aviation's Rafale jets is fading. The potential deal was stated as a reason for President Macron's planned visit to Riyadh, but with Berlin having recently lifted the embargo on Eurofighter's Typhoon exports, the kingdom now seems to favour London instead. [...]
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