France and Egypt negotiating Rafale fighter jet deal: newspaper

February 5, 2015 10:48 PM

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France and Egypt negotiating Rafale fighter jet deal: newspaper

PARIS (Reuters) - France is in advanced talks to sell Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets to Egypt for around 6 billion euros ($6.88 billion), Les Echos newspaper reported on Thursday.

Despite exclusive negotiations with India for the last three years, Dassault has still not found a foreign buyer for its multi-role jet, the Rafale, billed to be one of the most effective and sophisticated fighter jets in the world, but also one of the most expensive.

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