PARIS – Nearly three decades after its first flight – but only three months since talks between France and Egypt began – the Dassault-built Rafale has garnered its first export sale. The deal is among five contracts for armaments signed Feb. 16 in Cairo and worth a combined €5.2 billion ($5.9 billion). Under the terms, the Egyptian air force is buying 24 of the multi-role Rafales, including 16 two-seater and eight single-seat aircraft. A FREMM frigate, "Le ...

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