Final Egyptian Rafales delivered

Rafale DMs 9273/DM13, 9274/ DM14 and 9275/DM15 left the Dassault production facilities at Bordeaux-Mérignac on December 18, 2018 on delivery to the 203rd Tactical Fighter Wing ‘Storm’s’ 34 Squadron ‘Wild Wolves’ based at Gebel El Basur Air Base outside Cairo. The three two-seaters were part of an order for 16 two- and eight single-seaters announced in February 2015. That deal included an option to buy 12 more Rafales and Egypt is keen to obtain those jets and another 12. That purchase has stalled because of United States restrictions on the sale of military equipment to Egypt that afects some weapon systems deployed by Rafale. The last three single-seat Rafale EMs arrived in Egypt in early December 2017.