DCNS has completed sea trials of the first Gowind 2500 corvette designed and built at the company's site in France for the Egyptian navy.
The new corvette is being marketed at the naval defence market, and ten Gowind 2500 vessels are on order with international navies.
The 102m Gowind 2500 has a displacement of 2,600 tons. It carried a SETIS combat system, and a Panoramic Sensors and Intelligence Module an assembly bringing together the integrated mast with its various sensors as well as the operational centre and its associated technical rooms, DCNS announced Wednesday.
The vessel will carry a crew of 80 personnel including helicopter detachment, has a maximum speed of 25 knots and a range of 3,700 nautical miles at 15 knots. Nine other corvettes are to be constructed in Egypt and Malaysia under technology transfer agreements.
The Gowind 2500 are among several big-ticket items Egypt purchased from France, which also include two Mistral landing helicopter docks (LHD), a DCNS FREMM multi-mission frigate, and 24 Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters.
The French government issued U.S. $3.76 billion in loans to back 60% of the cumulative value, with Egypt paying 40% up front from its national funds. The loan will be repaid in installments.
The French naval defense firm DCNS has proposed a modified design of its diesel-electric Scorpene attack submarine as a possible option to replace the Norwegian Navy's in-service Ula-class submarines. DCNS, in collaboration with Thales and FSI, has organized an Industry Day in Oslo, on 6 December, for consolidating its industrial cooperation proposal to Norway in the frame of new Submarine program
DCNS and Airbus Helicopters are joining forces to design French Navys tactical Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) drone system. The teaming of DCNS and Airbus Helicopters will be equipped to address all technical challenges arising from the naval integration of the drones through the creation of robust system architecture that can evolve and adapt to meet every need, according to joint statement issued today
DCNS has unveiled [email protected] new-generation digital frigate at Euronaval Exhibition in France. The [email protected] front-line digital frigate renews the heavily-armed 4,000-tonne frigate segment, the company announced today
French DCNS is likely to lose an order to build three additional submarines apart from the existing order of six already being built at Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) as part of the P-75 project due to last months Scorpene document leak. Thus, the Scorpene strength with the Indian Navy — as per the original Project-75 programme — might remain only at six
Frances Naval Group launched the first Gowind Corvette warship built in Egypt yesterday in Alexandria shipyard. Along with the first ever delivered Gowind corvette, Elfateh, already deployed by Egyptian Navy on many operational theatres, it will contribute to increase the Egyptian Navy Power
ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), is close to winning a contract for two corvettes in Egypt a deal in which Frances Naval Group was also a contender. Negotiations between Egypt and Germany-based ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems are close to completion for a purchase of two MEKO A200 corvettes, French and Egyptian media reported
The United Arab Emirates has closed the deal to acquire two French-made Gowind-class corvettes during France's Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly, visit to Abu Dhabi this week. French President Emmanuel Macron announced the deal Thursday, stating “this decision further strengthens the strategic and military partnership between France and the United Arab Emirates, and represents a new export success for France”
The Egyptian Navy has received first of four Gowind 2500 corvettes from France's Naval Group in a ceremony at a company shipyard in Lorient Friday. Naval Group, formerly known as DCNS, said in a press release that the corvette was delivered in just 36 months after it was ordered
Egypt has received its first batch of Russian modernized MiG-29M2 fighter jets. “We have already received some of the aircraft, but not all
Egypt has received a new Type 209 submarine S41 from German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems at the Ras al-Tin base Wednesday. This is the second of four scheduled deliveries
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