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Two More Rafale Multirole Fighter Jets Delivered to Egypt

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World Defense & Security News - Egypt
 
 
Two More Rafale Multirole Fighter Jets Delivered to Egypt
 
Egypt received two more Rafale fighter jets from France today. This the fourth batch of a deal signed in February 2015. The two aircraft are Rafale C, single seater variants. Eleven Rafale have been delivered to date. The Egyptian Air Force expects three more aicraft by the end of the year.
     
Rafale Egypt Air ForceTwo more Rafale fighter jets landed in Egypt today. Egyptian MoD picture.
     

The deal signed between Egypt and France in mid-February 2015 worth 5.6 billion U.S. dollars included 24 Rafale jets, a FREMM frigate and MBDA missiles.

The Dassault Rafale is a French made twin-engine delta-wing multi-role jet fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. Introduced in 2000, the Rafale is being produced both for land-based use with the French Air Force and for carrier-based operations with the French Navy.

Introduced in 2001, the Rafale is being produced for both the French Air Force and for carrier-based operations in the French Navy. The Rafale has been marketed for export to several countries, and it has been selected for purchase by the Indian Air Force, the Egyptian Air Force, and the Qatar Air Force.

The Rafale has been used in combat over Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, Iraq and Syria. Several upgrades to the weapons and avionics of the Rafale are planned to be introduced by 2018.