PARIS (AP) – Egypt buys an additional 30 Rafale fighters from France. Both countries separately confirmed the deal on Tuesday. As a result of the new purchase, Egypt will receive a total of 54 modern combat aircraft. Its Rafales fleet will be the second largest after the French Air Force. The Egyptian military said the purchase would be financed by a French loan for 10 years. The cost of the transaction was not disclosed. Egypt became the first overseas buyer of the French delta-wing multipurpose combat aircraft in 2015. This was followed by other multi-billion dollar sales, including to India and Greece. The French Ministry of Defense said the latest deal would create about 7,000 jobs in France.