Saudi Arabia requests quote for French fighter jets – La Tribune

PARIS (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has approached French aerospace company Daussault Aviation about the purchase of 54 Rafale fighter jets, according to the Sunday edition of French newspaper La Tribune.

The kingdom, which has a largely bought UK and U.S. aircraft, has officially requested a detailed quote from the company, which has until Nov. 10 to respond, the newspaper reported, citing sources.

Daussault Aviation has previously sold Rafale warplanes to other countries in the Middle East, namely Egypt, Qatar and the UAE.

(Reporting by Layli Foroudi; Editing by Daniel Wallis)