Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Egypt, the order for 24 Rafale is signed

Mr Le Drian (left), president Al-Sissi (center)
 and Mr Sobhi (Right) © AFP

As scheduled, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was in Cairo on Monday February 16th to sign the first export order of the Rafale. The contract was formally signed by himself and Egyptian Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi at 05h30 PM in the presence of Egyptian President Al-Sissi.





Key points :

  • 24 Rafale ordered : 16 Rafale B (two seater) and 8 Rafale C (single seater)
  • A first batch of 3 Rafale B to be delivered before July
  • A second batch of 3 Rafale delivered in 2016 and then probably 6 aircrafts delivered each year until 2019
  • Air to ground weapons : AASM missiles, Black Shaheen (export version of the scalp) cruise missiles, 
  • Air to Air weapons : Mica EM and Mica IR Air to Air missiles
  • Reconnaissance : Reco-NG pod (according to "Secret Defense" blog)
  • About €3 billion for the aircrafts, their equipments and pilots training
  • About €1.1 billion for the weapons

Source :
AFP video 1
AFP video 2

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