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Egypt Receives Three New French Rafale Fighter Jets

Egypt Receives Three New French Rafale Fighter Jets

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Egypt received the second installment of French Rafale fighter jets from France on Thursday, announced Egypt’s Armed Forces spokesman.

The three new fighter jets are part of a deal signed by Egypt and France in February 2015 to deliver a total of 24 Rafale fighter jets.

The first batch of Rafale aircraft was received by Egypt in July 2015. Ahead of receiving the Rafale jets, Egyptian pilots had been training in France to learn how to operate the new jets.

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The five billion euro deal was signed in Cairo on February 16. The deal also included the purchase of a frigate, which was received by Egypt in June, and missiles from French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation.

According to a military source in statements to Aswat Masriya, the jets are a “quantum leap” in the “electronic generation of wars.” Some of the advantages include the ability to refuel while airborne.

The next batch of French Rafale jets are expected to arrive by mid-2016.

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