The UAE armed forces awarded a 5.9 billion dirham ($1.61 billion) contract to Lockheed Martin and a 4.3 billion dirham deal to Boeing, said Major General Obaid al-Ketbi, chairman of the IDEX defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

Lockheed Martin will supply 12 C-130J aircraft and Boeing will supply four C-17 aircraft, which the Gulf Arab state has said it needs to enhance airlift capabilities. ... 224?rpc=44