UAE buys two French surveillance satellites

ABU DHABI (AFP) - The United Arab Emirates ordered two military surveillance satellites from France on Monday, in a deal worth more than 700 million euros (S$1.2 billion).

The Falcon Eye deal, signed in Abu Dhabi over competition from Lockheed Martin of the United States, includes the supply and launch of two high-resolution Helios surveillance satellites, a control station and training for 20 UAE engineers.