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Egypt Navy strikes €1 billion tentative agreement for 4 French corvettes: Report

French newspaper La Tribune reveals Egyptian Navy Forces about to acquire four Gowind corvettes from French DCNS in a €1 billion deal

Ahram Online , Thursday 6 Mar 2014
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French newspaper La Tribune has revealed that Egyptian Navy Forces have struck a tentative agreement worth €1 billion with French Naval Defence Company DCNS to purchase four Gowind corvettes, three of which will be manufactured in Egypt.

According to La Tribune, the four corvettes weigh 2,400 tonnes and are equipped with surface-to-air VL Mica and sea-sea Exocet missiles.

The newspaper reported that French DCNS won the bid to provide the corvettes to the Egyptian navy against the Meko A200 offered by competing German shipyards ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and the Dutch Damen Group’s corvette Sigma. 

La Tribune also added that the Egyptian Air Forces purchased nine transport aircraft from Airbus Group.

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07-03-2014 02:20am
Caring about the future of Egypt
This is just illogical. Buying Naval ships while there are rolling electrical blackouts in Cairo. A transportation system in need of repair, the need to dredge the Nile behind the Aswan Dam is to name just a few serious problems in Egypt that need serious attention. It is critical that the needs of everyday Egyptians must be given priority before handing money to foreign governments that care more about making money than about Egypt’s everyday problems.
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08-03-2014 06:55pm
National security is an important need too.
National security is also an important and immediate need that must be met, remember that the US has halted the military aid to Egypt.

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