VIDEO: Egypt's new French Rafale fighter jets to fly over Cairo: Army

Ahram Online , Tuesday 21 Jul 2015

Three Rafale fighter jets carrying Egyptian flag (Photo: Egypt's army spokesman offical Facebook page)

Three new French fighter jets will fly over different sites in the Cairo skies on Tuesday in celebration of their addition to the air force fleet on Monday, army spokesperson Brigadier General Mohamed Samir announced on his official Facebook page.

The new Rafale jets will fly over the Giza Pyramids, the Media Production City in 6th of October city, the Maspero TV and Radio building, and the River Nile.

On Monday, Egypt officially received three Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighters from France in a ceremony at a French military base, the first batch of 24 warplanes acquired by Cairo in a 5.2 billion euro ($5.6 billion) deal in February.

Egypt is the first country to buy the Rafale jets from Dassault Aviation after months of failed attempts by successive French governments to sell them.

Press reports predict that the second batch of the Rafales may be delivered to Egypt between December 2015 and January 2016.

In April, Qatar also sealed a 6.3 billion euro deal with the French government to buy 36 Rafales.


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