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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Egypt preparing to receive FREMM frigate

FS Normandie (D651)In two weeks time the Egyptian Navy will receive a FREMM frigate from France, where Egyptian sailors are currently undergoing training on the vessel.

Egypt ordered the vessel in February this year and plans to take delivery on 23 June, with the frigate arriving in Egypt in time for the celebration marking the expansion of the Suez Canal on 5 August.

Egypt ordered the FREMM frigate and 24 Dassault Rafale fighters from France on 16 February. Due to the urgency of the sale, the French Navy’s frigate Normandie is being transferred to Egypt. In addition to the sale of the frigate, DCNS will provide maintenance and logistics support for a period of five years.

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