Egypt signs agreements to buy advanced French warplanes 'to serve regional security'

February 16, 2015 7:30 PM

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Egypt signs agreements to buy advanced French warplanes 'to serve regional security'

FILE - In this June 21, 2001 file photo, a French Air Force Rafale manufactured by France's Dassault Aviation speeds above Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, France, during the 44th Paris Air Show. 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. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - This Friday, June 21, 2013 file photo shows a French Air Force Rafale fighter performing its demonstration flight during the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, France. Egypt will become the first foreign buyer of Rafale fighter jets, French officials said Thursday, pur...

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