Egypt received three Rafale fighters from France on Thursday, the military said, six months after Paris delivered the first three of a consignment of 24 of the warplanes.

The delivery is part of a 5.2 billion-euro ($5.6 billion) deal Cairo signed with Paris in February 2015 to purchase 24 Rafale multi-role combat jets, a frigate and missiles.

“Egyptian armed forces have received the second batch of three Rafale fighter jets,” the country’s military spokesman said on his Facebook page. […]