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Egypt’s new French Rafale fighter jets fly over Cairo

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Three new French fighter jets flew over Cairo on Tuesday after their recent addition to Egypt’s air force fleet the day before, reports Ahram Online.

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

Egypt officially received the three Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighters from France on Monday in a ceremony at a French military base. The three fighter jets are said to be the first batch of 24 warplanes that were acquired by Cairo in a 5.2 billion euro ($5.6 billion) deal that was made in February.

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

It has been reported that the second batch of the Rafales would be delivered to Egypt between December 2015 and January 2016.