Egypt received the second French-made Gowind corvette which can be used by the navy in anti-submarine warfare, local media reported. The navy received the first corvette in 2015, calling it “Tahya Misr” (Long lives Egypt). According to Egypt’s state newspaper, Al-Ahram, Navy Commander General Ahmed Khaled led a military delegation participating in the Egyptian flag-hoisting ceremony aboard the corvette, which has been named “Al-Fateh” (The Conqueror). The delivery of this corvette comes as part of an agreement made between Egypt and France in 2014 which stipulates supplying the Egyptian Navy with four Gowind corvettes. Two of these corvettes will be manufactured in Egypt in order to transfer the French technology and manufacturing methods to the Egyptian naval arsenal. The deal is […]
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