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Friday, July 24, 2015

FREMM frigate Tahya Misr departs for Egypt

The Egyptian Navy’s new FREMM frigate Tahya Misr has departed DCNS’ shipyard in Brest, France, for Alexandria in Egypt, where it will arrive on 2 August.

The vessel left France yesterday. It was originally handed over to the Egyptian Navy on 23 June and the following day sailed with Egyptian crew for training and sea trials. Training was carried out off the coast of Lorient, where the vessel was built, before sailing for Brest. A firing campaign using the ship’s 20 mm and 76 mm weapons was carried out off the coast of Brittany, reports Mer et Marine.

In addition to some hundred sailors on board, several dozen DCNS and Défense Conseil International (DCI) instructors are providing training at sea.

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