In Photos: Egypt’s German-made Al-Qahhar frigate arrives in Alexandria

MENA , Ahram Online , Sunday 11 Jun 2023

The German-made MEKO A-200 frigate, named "Al-Qahhar," arrived at the Alexandria naval base Sunday to join the Egyptian Navy, nearly two weeks after it was handed over at the German port city of Bremerhaven.

Photo showing the frigate, named Al-Qahhar by the Egyptian Navy, at Alexandria naval base. Photos courtesy of Egyptian Armed Forces Official Spokesperson


Built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) at SBN Shipyard, the Al-Qahhar incorporates advanced armaments and combat systems, according to a statement by the Egyptian Armed Forces on Sunday.

This frigate is the second of the four MEKO A-200 frigates contracted between Egypt and Germany.

The first MEKO A-200 frigate was received by Egypt in October 2022.

During the reception ceremony for the frigate's arrival, Commander of the Egyptian Navy Ashraf Atwa conveyed greetings from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Minister of Defence and Military Production Mohamed Zaki to the frigate's crew.

In May, Atwa raised the Egyptian flag on the frigate during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, marking the official handover to Egypt.

Atwa emphasized the Armed Forces' commitment to a comprehensive strategy for the development and modernization of the Egyptian naval fleet, with the aim of enhancing security and stability in its area of operations.

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