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France: the sale of Rafale planes to Egypt blocked by the USA
The reason is the presence of American components in the SCALP missiles
France is trying to find a way to reduce the dependence on the US in the export of cruise missiles SCALP -which it has inside American components-, which blocks the sale of additional Rafale fighter planes to Egypt. The manufacturing missile industry, namely MBDA would indeed be looking for a solution by investing in the search for a technology that could replace the US parts, thus avoiding the control...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency