FREMM Tahya Misr Attends Opening of New Suez Canal
On the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of the new Suez Canal on August 6th, the FREMM frigate Tahya Misr, delivered by DCNS to Egypt on June 23rd, has joined a large part of the naval fleet around Marechal Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Benefiting from the latest developed technologies, the multimission frigate, now operational, contributes to the modernization of the Egyptian forces’ defence mechanisms.
François Hollande, President of the French Republic, and Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Ministry of Defence, have attended the passage of the first ships through the new Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea heading to the Red Sea, led by FREMM Tahya Misr, in the presence of industry representatives, including Hervé Guillou, Chairman & CEO of DCNS.
The participation of the frigate, the first of the five Combat ships ordered by Egypt to be operational, is a new page in the shared history with France.