First EAF's Rafale single seater !

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  1. Vergennes

    Vergennes Captain Staff Member Ret. Military International Mod

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    http://www.defens-aero.com/2016/07/photos-premier-rafale-monoplace-egyptien-pris-envol.html

    Exclusives photos !

    While the first operationnal pilots arrived in Egypt, on the 21st of july 2015 with the first three Rafale twin seaters (DM01 / DM02 / DM03), Dassault aviation is producing the next planes to be delivered.

    The fourth Rafale to be received by the Egyptian Air Force (Al-Qūwāt al-Gawwīyä al-Miṣrīyä) will be the first single seater, code EM01, for Egypt.

    The plane seen here fresh off the Dassault Aviation assembly line in Bordeaux-Merignac, on the 1st of july 2016, will perform a few flights in Bordeaux before heading to Istres Air Force Base, where more tests will be conducted, and where the Egyptian markings will be painted on.

    A precise date for the delivery of the aircraft to the Egyptian Air Force has not yet been released, but according to our information, it should be early 2017.
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    Egypts Air force is a logistical and training disaster, they operate fighter jets from France, US, Russia, and China.
     
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    yes and they need to replace alot of them
    firstly they have currently
    60 chinese j-7 fighters (150 total, 110 retired)
    33 mig 21's (500 total, most retired remaining are for supersonic training)
    82 mirage 5 (82 purchased none retired
    220 f16's in service (20 retired)
    18 mirage 2000 (2 Retired)
    6 dassault rafales (24 ordered, minus options)

    so these rafales are to protect the suez canal and are one of the newest birds to have a bvraam capability. the f16 dont have a bvraam capability due to israeli preasure.

    i would assume the 50 mig 29/35 would replace the j-7's
    leaving the void of a lift tender to replace the mig-21's
    and a replacement for the 82 mirage-v's remains open
    the mk2 would be replaced by the rafales as they are old to.
     
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    In one way though it might be smart to have a diverse inventory as you are more immune to sanctions. For example countries that only have fighters from the US or France or Russia are vulnerable to sanctions.
     
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    the china is the way to go then
     
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