Egypt to announce 1st Egyptian-made frigate by 2018: navy commander
Thursday 19/October/2017 - 09:44 PM
Srategic and military expert Rear Admiral Mahmoud Metwali said that Egypt’s receipt of four naval vessels represents a breakthrough to support the Egyptian Navy forces.
In exclusive statements to Sada Elbalad News Website، Metwali said that the French-made Mistral helicopter carrier Anwar Al-Sadat is an amphibious assault ship that carries ground forces and armored vehicles، in addition to the Gowind 2500 corvette، which named after Al-Fateh destroyer، which caused the closure of Bab Al-Mandab strait during the 1937 war by Captain Badr Al-Din، the naval commander at that time.
He added that 209 Gowind Al-Fateh is one of the most sophisticated submarines، confirming that all these naval vessels are a great addition to the Egyptian navy.
He added that such a step would help in modernizing the Egyptian navy system through having all different models of marine combat weaponry.
Metwalli added that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi placed the naval aspect in its proper course in the Egyptian politics.
He added that the president paid a great attention to modernize the Egyptian maritime system by providing، constructing، maintenance and repair of ships.
He pointed out that the coming year would witness the announcement of the first Egyptian-made frigate similar to the French one.