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Egypt signs deal to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets from France

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Egypt has signed a deal with France to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets, a statement by the Egyptian Armed Forces said on Tuesday.

“The deal will be financed through a loan to be re-paid over at least 10 years,’’ the statement said, without disclosing the value of the deal.

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The deal, signed between the Egyptian Armed Forces and the French Dassault Aviation company, aims to develop Egypt’s capabilities, it added.

In 2015, Egypt received 24 French Rafale aircraft in a deal that allowed purchase of more Rafale jets and warships in the future.

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