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Egypt orders 30 extra Rafale fighters.

Posted 4 May 2021 · Add Comment

Egypt has placed an order for 30 additional Rafale fighter jets for its air force.

This new order complements the first tranche of 24 Rafales signed six years ago and will bring the number of Rafales flying under Egyptian colours to 54.

This makes the Egyptian Air Force the second largest Rafale operator in the world after the French Air Force.
“This new order is proof of the unfailing bond that unites Egypt, the first foreign user of the Rafale, as it was for the Mirage 2000, with Dassault Aviation for nearly 50 years,” said Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.
“It is also a tribute to the Rafale’s operational quality, as this is the second time an export customer has chosen to order additional aircraft,” he said.


Dassault Rafales - a growing fleet for Egypt (Image: Dassault Aviation)
 

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