DCNS has signed a contract October 10 to deliver two Mistral class projection and command ships to Egypt.
Hervé Guillou, Chairman and CEO of DCNS announced, “After the contracts for the supply of four GOWIND corvettes and a FREMM frigate, we have signed a contract for the delivery of two MISTRAL-class BPCs.”
By 2020, the Egyptian Navy will deploy a fleet of at least seven combat ships designed and built by DCNS.
The two projection and command ships (BPCs) ordered by the Egyptian Navy from DCNS will join their home port in the summer of 2016, after the training of the future crews.
With regard to associated BPC support ships, DCNS will supply four new-generation landing crafts (CTM NG) as an integrated system to an amphibious force organized around MISTRAL ships, and two fast landing crafts (EDAR), designed and built by CNIM.
By 2020, the Group will have supplied at least seven ships to Egypt contributing to the modernization of its defence mechanisms.
The MISTRAL-class BPC has a length of 199 meters, a displacement of 23,000 tonnes and a speed in excess of 18 knots.