Egypt receives first single-seat Rafales
Gareth Jennings – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly
26 July 2017
Egypt has received the first of eight single-seat Dassault Rafale C multirole combat aircraft, the country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 26 July.
Two aircraft making up the fourth installment of Rafale deliveries (the previous three installments being made up of twin-seat Rafale B platforms) arrived in-country seemingly on the same day as the announcement that was made via the MoD’s official Twitter account.
With these latest arrivals, the Egyptian Air Force (EAF) has received into service 11 of the 24 Rafales that it ordered from France in February 2015. By the time deliveries are complete, the EAF will field 16 Rafale B two-seat and eight Rafale C single-seat aircraft.
Original post janes.com
*Note error by Jane’s as in April 4, 2017 Egypt received the first 3 Rafale C multirole combat aircraft
The Egyptian Ministry of Defense released footage from the acceptance ceremony. The jets all appear to be single-seat.