BAE Chief Executive Ian King has killed off hopes the company might return to the negotiating table with the United Arab Emirates over the sale of Typhoon jets.

“It’s done, we have no plans to revive it,” he told reporters in London Jan 22.

King’s rebuff on the question of a possible revival of negotiation follows speculation the company could return to the table at a later date. Despite the apparent hard line, analysts said the prospect of a deal hasn’t entirely evaporated.