Paris was signed with Cairo a contract to supply 24 French Rafale fighters for a total of $ 5.2 billion euros, according to Agence France-Presse.
According to the Agency, the deal was made with the aim to support Egypt against the jihadists. France expects to transfer the aircraft to the customer until the end of 2015.
The agreement was signed in Cairo. France was represented by the Minister of defense Jean-Yves Le Drian. Before signing a contract, he held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Previously, on 16 February it became known that the Ministry of defense of India intends to refuse delivery France 124 fighter Rafale total cost of 10 billion dollars. According to media reports, the cause of failure is called the price of these machines was higher than expected. Alternatively, discusses the increase in India order Russian su-30MKI.
16 February the Egyptian air force twice attacked positions of the grouping "Islamic state" in Libya. Attacks on the camp, polygons, and weapons of the militants. Airstrikes were inflicted after jihadis in Libya beheaded 21 Egyptian professing Christianity.