Rafale in with slight chance in Saudi Arabia
Setbacks in US and British defence contracts could clear the skies for a sale of the French fighter aircraft to Saudi Arabia. [...]
The Rafale is a French-built fighter jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation. It is in service with the French air force and navy and has been sold to Egypt, Qatar and India.
At a little over 30 years old, Mohammed Bin Salman has in a matter of months become Saudi Arabia's strong man. He is the all-powerful Minister of Defence, head of the royal court, director of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and chairman of the supreme council of Saudi Aramco and has control over all major affairs. [...]