Egypt moving closer to additional Rafale order


France is hoping to sell another 12 Dassault Rafale fighter jets to Egypt during French President Emmanuel Macron’s upcoming visit to the North African country.

Macron is due to visit Egypt between 27 and 29 January. France’s La Tribune reports that the French delegation will include industry leaders and may see the signature of an order for an additional 12 aircraft.

The planned Egyptian acquisition of 12 Rafale fighter aircraft has been in the making since November 2017. It was billed to be a follow-up sale to a February 2015 agreement for an Egyptian acquisition of 24 Rafale fighter jets.