CAIRO: The three Rafale fighter jets Egypt bought from a French aircraft manufacturer hovered over Cairo Tuesday.
At 02:15 pm, the three Dassault Aviation-built warplanes, “accompanied with other fighter jets, flied at low altitude over Giza Pyramids, the Citadel of Saladin and the Egyptian Media Production City,” a military source told Al-Masry al-Youm Tuesday.
Air traffic at Cairo International Airport was suspended for 10 minutes during the air show, airport sources told Youm7.
The three are a part of 24 French fighter jets sold in a $5.6 billion deal to Egypt in February. They arrived in Egypt Monday.
The jets were delivered in a ceremony held in Aster air base in Southeast France; Egyptian pilots trained by the French air force will be flying the fighters to Cairo Tuesday, reported Reuters.