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Friday, April 17, 2015

DCNS Starts the Construction of the First GOWIND® 2500 Corvette for the Egyptian Navy

Gowind class FSThis 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® 2500 corvette built in Lorient symbolises the launch of the ambitious industrial program conducted by DCNS for the Egyptian Navy. It includes the construction of four latest-generation corvettes, both in France and Egypt.

The delivery of the first vessel is slated for 2017, i.e., less than four years after the signature of the contract last summer.

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