Egypt will receive the French-made Mistral-class helicopter carriers in June-September 2016, the French ambassador in Cairo said Sunday.
"The delivery of Mistrals will take place between June and September this year, " Sputnik reported quoting Andre Parant as saying during a press conference in the Egyptian capital.
Cairo and Paris signed a contract in October 2015 for the purchase of two helicopter carriers originally built for Russia under a $1.3 billion deal. Moscow terminated the deal in August 2015.
The ships are designed to carry 16 Ka-27/29 Helix anti submarine/assault and Ka-52 Hokum B strike helicopters.
DCNS delivered the first of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers christened ‘Gamal Abdel Nasser' to the Egyptian Navy today. The two helicopter carriers were acquired by Egypt in October 2015
The US has delivered the first shipment of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to the Egyptian military Thursday. The US is delivering a total of 762 MRAP vehicles to be used to combat terrorism
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