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Monday, July 20, 2015

Powerful German built MEKO A-200 AN Frigate for Algerian Navy to Start Sea Trials

MEKO A-200 AN frigate for AlgeriaThe first of two MEKO Frigates built by Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) in Kiel appears ready to start her first sea trials according to ship spotter pictures.

The vessel, designated MEKO A-200 AN Frigate, was launched in early December 2014. Algeria ordered two frigates (with an option for two more) in March 2012. The weapons fit selected by the Algerian Navy is quite powerfull for this type of vessel.

The deal also included 6 AgustaWestland Super Lynx 300 maritime helicopters. Navy Recognition learned during a visit at a Thales Underwater Systems site last year that three of the Lynx helicopters will be fitted with Compact FLASH dipping sonars.

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