DCNS today announced that it has handed over the FREMM (Frégate Européenne Multi-Missions) frigate Tahya Misr to the Egyptian Navy.
The handing ceremony took place in presence of General Sedki Sobhy, the Ministry of Defense of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Ministry of Defense, Admiral Osama Rabie, Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Navy, Admiral Bernard Rogel, French Chief of Navy and Hervé Guillou, Chairman and CEO of DCNS.
This important event marked the transfer of ownership of the FREMM Tahya Misr from DCNS to the Egyptian Navy.
As part of the renewal of the surface-ship fleet of the country, DCNS had sealed the sale of the FREMM Tahya Misr in February 2015 and four GOWIND 2500 corvettes in July 2014.
"The supply of this latest-generation frigate comes on top of the contract for four GOWIND 2500 corvettes signed in 2014. We are very proud to supply the Egyptian Navy with high-tech ships which will contribute towards the renewal of their surface-ship fleet" Hervé Guillou, Chairman and CEO of the DCNS Group said.
Since the signature of the contract on 16 February of this year with the Ministry of Defense of the Arab Republic of Egypt, for the supply of a FREMM multi-mission frigate, DCNS has carried out the adaptation and outfitting work required for the Egyptian Navy to take on the ship.
Furthermore, from March 2015, DCNS has been training the Egyptian crew. In order to operate such a highly-automated ship safely, DCNS and its partners accompany the crew for a period of 15 months. The program is composed of several phases: theoretical modules, on-land training using platforms and simulators and then onboard training both at the quayside and at sea.
The contract also includes support and through life support services for five years which will be carried out in Egypt by DCNS.
DCNS on Friday delivered the FREMM multi-mission frigate Provence to the French Navy, as stipulated in the contract. The frigate is the second of the series ordered by OCCAR, Organization of Joint Armament that performs the project management for the multi-mission frigates intended for France and Italy
Fincantieri announced Tuesday that it has delivered the frigate Carabiniere within the international Italian-French program to Italian Navy. The frigate is the fourth vessel of the FREMM program Multi Mission European Frigates
OCCAR announced Tuesday that Italy has placed its order for two further Italian FREMM (Fregata europea multi-missione) frigates, exercising an option under the OCCAR (French Organisation conjointe de coopération en matière d'armement) FREMM contract on 16 April. Both frigates will be in the general purpose configuration and will bring to ten the total number of vessels ordered by Italy under this highly successful contract
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Egypt and France are close to signing a 5 to 6 billion Euro contract for the sale of twenty Rafale and two FREMM multi-mission frigates. La Tribune newspaper said on its website today that a French delegation of the Treasury visited Cairo earlier this week to assess the security of Egypt in the event of an agreement with the French manufacturers
DCNS floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Languedoc in Lorient, France ordered by OCCAri on behalf of the French Directorate General and the French Navy on12 July 2014. “Over the coming months, the Groups teams alongside the teams of its subcontractors will pursue the assembly and integration of the different systems on the FREMM Languedoc” explains Anne Bianchi, Director of the FREMM Program at DCNS
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