Egypt 1st Foreign Buyer of French Rafale Fighters - ABC News

February 12, 2015 7:23 PM

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Egypt will become the first foreign buyer of Rafale fighter jets, French officials said Thursday, purchasing 24 of the multi-role French-made aircraft as part of a 5.2 billion-euro (US$5.93 billion) defense deal that will strengthen Cairo's military might in a tense and violent region.

The sale, if confirmed, would mark the culmination of years of French efforts to sell the fighter jets built by Dassault Aviation. It will also confirm international recognition of an aircraft that has been used in combat missions over places like Mali, Libya and most recently Iraq, as part of both ...

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