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.