Egypt to Buy 24 Rafale Fighter Jets and a FREMM Frigate

Released on Monday, February 16, 2015
Rafale B
24 Rafale and one FREMM ordered by Egypt.

Thales equipment represents 25% of the total value of the Rafale and 20% of the FREMM.

Thales welcomes the selection by Egypt of the Rafale omnirole combat aircraft and the FREMM multi-mission frigate, which will both equip the Egyptian forces. Twenty-four Rafale aircraft and one FREMM frigate have been ordered by the Egyptian authorities.

Thales provides numerous pieces of state-of-the-art equipment and systems for the Rafale, the FREMM and their respective armaments. They represent around 25% of the total value of the Rafale and 20% of the FREMM.

Thales, a member of the Rafale team with both Dassault Aviation and SNECMA (Safran), equips this combat aircraft with systems providing it with a multi-sensor capability such as the RBE2 AESA, the first European combat radar with active electronic scanning antenna, the SPECTRA electronic warfare system, optronics, the communication, navigation, identification suite, avionics, and the power generation systems.

The Thales systems developed in collaboration with DCNS on board the FREMM derive from the latest state-of-the-art technology. For this multi-mission frigate, Thales provides the Herakles multi-function radar, the communication suite, the anti-submarine sonar suite (ASM), the Artemis infrared search & track system (IRST) and the electronic warfare system (RESM/CESM). This equipment reinforces the anti-air, anti-naval and anti-submarine combat capabilities of the FREMM.

For this contract Thales will also provide missile electronics and inertial systems.

"Thales thanks the Egyptian authorities for the trust that they have shown in Thales and in its partners by choosing their naval and aeronautical systems. We also wish to highlight the strong support of the French authorities in the conclusion of this contract. We are proud to contribute to Egyptian defence with our technological equipment."

Patrice Caine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Thales Group

Source: Egypt selects the Rafale and the FREMM to equip its forces

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