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Egypt Receives Jet From France

BBC News   in  ·
February 13, 2015

France has confirmed a deal to sell 24 Rafale combat jets to Egypt in a deal worth €5bn euros (£3.7bn; $5.7bn).

The deal is a breakthrough for the French defence firm Dassault which has spent years trying to win an export order for the fighter jet.

The deal also includes a naval frigate and related military equipment.

France has benefited from a push by Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to upgrade the nation’s military hardware…

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