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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Egyptian missile corvette Molniya heading back to Russia

Tarantul class missile corvette R-32 (Project 12421 Molniya)The Molniya missile corvette Russia donated to Egypt earlier this month is heading back to Russia, apparently for crew training.

The vessel was seen transiting the Bosporus into the Black Sea on 19 August, IHS Jane's Defence Weekly reports, flying the Russian flag and carrying Russian sailors on deck. When the vessel sailed through the Suez Canal on 6 August it flew both Russian and Egyptian flags.

The Tarantul class missile corvette R-32 (Project 12421 Molniya) was transferred from Russia to Egypt on 10 August in the port of Alexandria after it participated in the opening of the expanded Suez Canal on 6 August, the Egyptian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

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