Egypt receives first Gowind 2500 Corvette from France



Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 07:34 GMT


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 07:34 GMT

 Gowind 2500 by DCNC - photo courtesy of the shipbuilder's official website

Gowind 2500 by DCNC - photo courtesy of the shipbuilder's official website

CAIRO – 22 September 2017: Egypt’s navy will receive on Friday the first Gowind 2500 corvette (Al Fateh), which is made by the French shipbuilder DCNS in the shipyard of North Western coastal city of Lorient, according to a statement from the Egyptian Ministry of Defense.

Here is a live-streaming to Egypt's receiving of the corvette:

In 2014, Egypt has contracted with the French company to buy four Corvettes, three of which will be constructed in Alexandria Shipyard.

On April 16, 2015, DCNS announced that it has started to construct the first Gowind Corvette to Egypt in the modern naval shipyard of Lorient.

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Egypt's navy receives the 1st Gowind 2500 corvette (Al Fateh) - Screen shot of ONTV live-streaming

The four vessels; France’s most advanced naval equipment, are scheduled to be delivered to Egypt by 2019, the company said in a statement on its official website.

Gowind Corvette is 102 meters in length and 16 meters in width. Its speed is 25 knots with a range of 3,700 nautical miles at 15 knots. It can carry air-defense and anti-ship missiles and torpedoes. Malaysia, was the first country to have bought the French Corvettes.

The company has delivered the FREMM-multipurpose French frigate Tahya Misr to the Egyptian navy used in securing the new Suez Canal.

On July 20, 2015, three of 24 French Rafale fighter jets were sent to the Egyptian fleet. The fighter jets participated in the inauguration ceremony of new Suez Canal scheduled for August 6.



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