Dassault Aviation announced that the Arab Republic of Egypt has decided to purchasean additional 30 Rafales to equip its air force.
This new order complements the first acquisition of 24 Rafales signed on February 2015 andwill bring the number of Rafales flying under Egyptian colors to 54, making the Egyptian AirForce the second in the world after the French Air Force, to operate such a fleet of Rafales.
This new deal reflects the strategic relation between Egypt and France. Furthermore, it emphasizes also the confidenceof the highest Egyptian authorities in Dassault Aviation and their satisfaction with the effectiveexecution of the first contract.
“This new order is proof of the unfailing bond that unites Egypt, the first foreign user of theRafale, as it was for the Mirage 2000, with Dassault Aviation for nearly 50 years. It is also atribute to the Rafale’s operational quality, as this is the second time an export customer haschosen to order additional aircraft,” stated Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.
“Dassault Aviation and its partners would like to thank theEgyptian authorities for this new mark of trust and assure them of their total commitment tomeeting their expectations once again,” he added.
This contract confirms the Rafale’s technological and operational excellence and its export success.
With over 10,000 military and civil aircraft (including 2,500 Falcons) delivered in more than 90 countries over the last century,Dassault Aviation has built up expertise recognized worldwide in the design, development, sale and support of all types ofaircraft, ranging from the Rafale fighter, to the high-end Falcon family of business jets, military drones and space systems.
In2020, Dassault Aviation reported revenues of €5.5 billion. The company has 12,440 employees.