British Prime Minister David Cameron has embarked on a three-day tour in the Middle East to sell the British-made Eurofighter Typhoons to ministers from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. The deals would be worth billions and the personal involvement of the British Prime Minister signals the importance of selling the fighters for British economic interests. BAE, the British firm that produces that Typhoon, is also confident it will win the contract, even though the UAE, for example, is involved in intense negotiations with France’s Dassault to purchase its Rafale fighter jets.

[The Telegraph]