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  • 4 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Egyptian Navy has signed an in-service support agreement with Naval Group for the upkeep of Egyptian Navy vessels delivered by the French shipbuilder. The agreement was announced on December 3 at the Egypt Defense and Security Exhibition (EDEX) and lays ground to the contract framing the maintenance activity related to Naval Group’s vessels sold to […]

  • 7 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    French and Egyptian Navy ships rendezvoused in the Mediterranean Sea for a series of exercises aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two sides. French Cassard-class anti-air frigate Jean Bart and Egyptian frigate Damietta conducted drills in Egyptian Navy’s Northern Mediterranean Fleet area of operations. The training included planning and preparation to implement combat missions in […]

  • 18 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The latest two additions to the Egyptian Navy’s fleet reached the country’s main naval base in Alexandria on October 18. S42, the second TKMS-built Type 209/1400 submarine, arrived in Alexandria together with corvette ENS El Fateh, the first Gowind 2500 corvette to be delivered to the Egyptian Navy by French shipbuilder Naval Group. The submarine and the […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) participated in a combined passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Egyptian Navy Ship Toushka (FFG-906), May 20. The passing exercise was highlighted by each ship’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team boarding the other ship. Egyptian navy personnel who embarked Gravely during the exercise were able to observe […]

  • 7 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) trained with Egyptian Navy vessels after concluding a visit to the Egyptian Navy base in Alexandria on December 4. Although hampered by the weather conditions, the passing exercise consisted of a tactical maneuvering exercise, helicopter operations, replenishment practice and enhanced interoperability between the NATO and Egyptian Navy […]

  • 3 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    S42, the Egyptian Navy’s second Type 209/1400 submarine, has started her voyage home transiting the Kiel Canal on October 1. The submarine is to head from the Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems shipyard to the Egyptian Navy base in Alexandria where she is expected to be welcomed on October 21. En route to Egypt, S42 will meet up with corvette ENS […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding several days of drills with the Egyptian Navy, the French task group composed of helicopter carrier BPC Tonnerre and destroyer FS Chevalier Paul pulled into Aqaba, Jordan, to embark US Marines on December 4. The French Task Group 473.1, together with sailors and marines from Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    DCNS signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence of the Arab Republic of Egypt for the supply of a FREMM multi-mission frigate on Monday, 16 February. This agreement strengthens the strategic relations initiated by DCNS last July with the signing of a contract to supply four Gowind® 2500 corvettes. The frigate, the current Normandie, […]

  • 26 June 2015

    Egyptian Navy has received its new FREMM frigate Tahya Misr on June 23, in a transfer ceremony that marks a major step for the continuation of the crew training and sea trials. The ceremony took place in presence of General Sedki Sobhy, the Ministry of Defense of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Ministry of […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    FREMM Tahya Misr has just departed DCNS’ yard in Brest, France, on a journey to its owner in Alexandria, Egypt. This strategic partnership strengthens the ties between DCNS and Egypt. The Company conducted a transfer ceremony of the frigate to the Egyptian Navy on June 23. Image: DCNS

  • 19 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Egyptian Alexandria Shipyard has started construction of the first of three Gowind 2500 corvettes to be built in Egypt. First metal was cut on April 16 in the presence of high representatives of the Egyptian Navy and of DCNS technical assistance and management teams. Under a contract signed with French DCNS, the Egyptian Navy has acquired four […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    French shipbuilder Naval Group officially opened Alexandria Naval for Maintenance and Industry, its Egyptian subsidiary which will be responsible for the maintenance of Egyptian Navy vessels built and delivered by Naval Group. “The strategic alliance between Naval Group and Egypt contributes actively to the international rise of the Egyptian Navy while contributing to its modernization […]

  • 19 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The first TKMS-built Type 209/1400 submarine built for the Egyptian Navy has arrived to the naval base in Alexandria, Egyptian Ministry of Defense announced on April 19. The submarine arrived from Germany after being officially received by the Egyptian Navy on December 12, 2016. S41, as the submarine is named, is the first of four […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The first block of Egyptian Navy’s future GOWIND 2500 Corvette has been put together at DCNS Lorient, September 30. According to DCNS, the first block of the Gowind 2500 corvette has been positioned marking the start of the assembly process of the corvette’s hull. The construction phase of the corvette began on April 15, 2015, and is […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    DCNS started cutting metal for the very first GOWIND® 2500 corvette under construction in Lorient, in the presence of high representatives of the Egyptian Navy. This vessel is the first of a series of four units that will be delivered to Egypt before 2019. The cutting of the first metal sheets for the first GOWIND® […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    French shipbuilder DCNS delivered ‘Gamal Abdel Nasser’, the first of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers, to the Egyptian Navy on June 2. The LHD (Landing Helo Dock) ships were acquired by the Arab Republic of Egypt on October 10, 2015. Built by STX France in Saint-Nazaire the two Mistral-class vessels were originally meant for Russia. France, however, suspended the […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Italian Navy has commissioned its fifth FREMM frigate Alpino during a ceremony held at Fincantieri’s Muggiano, La Spezia shipyard on September 30. FREMM frigates are built within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, a joint venture between Fincantieri (51%) and  Finmeccanica (49%), is the prime contractor […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Port Said, the first warship built in Egypt, has been launched in Alexandria. The launching ceremony took place at Alexandria Shipyard on September 6, French shipbuilder Naval Group informed. Today in Alexandria, the launching ceremony of the Port-Said took place. This state of the art #Gowind® 2500 Corvette is the first #warship built in #Egypt. […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy warship HMS Bangor has been working out with the Egyptian Navy warship ENS Al Zaffer – the first joint UK and Egyptian naval training in over three years. HMS Bangor, a Sandown Class mine-hunter, sailed with ENS Al Zaffer, a Jianghu I class destroyer, from the home of the Egyptian Red Sea Fleet, […]

  • 4 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) met up with the Egyptian Navy frigate El Zafer (F951) for a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the US 5th Fleet area of operations. PASSEX is an exercise in which multiple ships, operating in close vicinity, practice evolutions together to improve crews’ knowledge, navigation and familiarity with […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The United Arab Emirates Navy has ordered two Gowind corvettes from French shipbuilder Naval Group, French president Emmanuel Macron announced during a press conference in Dubai. Macron’s confirmation comes days after media reports emerged indicating UAE Navy’s interest in the vessels which are turning out to be an export success for the French shipbuilder. In […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Egyptian Navy recently visited Bahrain with a four ship training task group to participate in an exercise with the Royal Bahrain Navy. Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) hosted an Egyptian delegation during the port visit, at the CMF Headquarters on Naval Support Activity Bahrain. On May 4, Rear Admiral Ahmed Mafereh and Rear Admiral Gamal Ibrahim […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) met up with Egyptian Navy’s Descubierta-class corvette ENS El Suez (F-946) for a passing exercise (PASSEX) on October 21. Cmdr. Ian Scaliatine, commanding officer of Mitscher, welcomed El Suez’s leadership aboard Mitscher for a pre-sail conference during the destroyer’s recent port visit to Safaga, Egypt. […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Egyptian Navy’s fourth Gowind 2500 corvette, ENS Luxor (986) has been launched at the Alexandria shipyard (ASY). Luxor is the fourth unit in the class and the third ship to be built locally in Egypt as part of an industrial cooperation between Egypt and French shipbuilder Naval Group. Congratulation to our partner ASY for […]

  • 3 January 2014

    The Portsmouth-based helicopter carrier, HMS Illustrious has passed through the Suez Canal and is steaming her way across the Mediterranean for her delayed return home, since she was diverted to the typhoon-hit Philippines for relief operations. The warship has 3,600 miles to go before she arrives home later this month and has completed two-thirds of […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    S43, the Egyptian Navy’s third Type 209/1400 submarine, was launched in Kiel, Germany, in a ceremony on May 3. As part of the ceremony, Vice Admiral Ahmed Khaled, Commander-in- Chief of the Egyptian Navy, officially named the boat S43. The third of overall four boats that are being delivered by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will now […]

  • 8 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Egyptian Navy received its second Type 209/1400 submarine, the S42, from German shipbuilder Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in a ceremony on Tuesday in Kiel. After the delivery ceremony, S42 is expected to start its journey to Egypt in September. The ceremony took place four months after Egypt welcomed its first submarine S41 to the naval base […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The first of four Egyptian Navy’s Gowind 2500 corvettes, ENS El-Fateh, started its sea trials on March 13, French shipbuilder DCNS announced. DCNS also released a video showing the corvette leaving the shipyard in Lorient to start its trials. According to French news site Mer et Marine, the vessel was supposed to return from sea […]

  • 21 October 2011
    Industry news

      The U.S. Navy announced the launch of the first Egyptian Navy Fast Missile Craft (FMC) from VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard, Oct. 20, marking a key milestone in the ship’s construction process. The primary mission of the FMC is to conduct independent and joint operations, primarily against armed surface adversaries. The Egyptian Navy […]