A Rafale Fighter jet bought by Egypt - AFP
CAIRO – 26 July 2017: Two Rafale Fighter Jets arrived in Egypt from France on Wednesday.
That is the fourth batch of 24 Rafale jets bought by Egypt from Dassault Aviation. The total number of jets arrived in Egypt since mid-2015 is currently 11.
The 24 Rafale aircrafts are part of a deal valued at 5.3 billion euros ($5.9 billion). Rafale was first introduced in the French Air Defense in 2006.
According to Dassault Aviaition, “the “OMNIROLE” RAFALE is relevant against both traditional and asymmetrical threats, it addresses the emerging needs of the armed forces in a changing geopolitical context, and it remains at the forefront of technical innovation.”
The aircraft has a multi-sensor data fusion, and “has the potential to integrate a variety of current and future armaments.”
Rafale jets in Egypt took part in training activities, securing Egyptian vital areas, operations to combat terrorism, and aviation shows when inaugurating Mohamed Naguib airbase, the largest in MENA region.
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