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Potential contract would see first sale of China"s L-15 in Middle East market The first Middle East contract for China's L-15 supersonic trainer aircraft is close to being inked, with the United Arab Emirates planning to order 12 of the jets, the Emirates News Agency said on Wednesday. The UAE's official news agency said the country's Ministry of Defense had announced its intention to sign a contract with China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corp for the purchase of 12 L-15s, with the option for another 36 such aircraft in the future. The Chinese aircraft will serve as an advanced