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DCNS Wins 1Bn Egyptian Order for Corvettes
Defense-Aerospace.com ^ | June 3, 2014

Posted on 06/03/2014 11:51:22 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

PARIS --- Egypt recently awarded French shipyard group DCNS a €1 billion contract for the acquisition of four Gowind corvettes, the French news website La Tribune reported June 3, adding that the French offer had beaten off rival bids from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (Meko A200 corvettes) and the Dutch Damen Schelde group (Sigma corvette).

This contract has not been announcement or confirmed.

The contract covers two ships with another two on option, of which one would be built in France and the others in Egypt. The Gowind design selected by Egypt is the Gowind 2,400 tonne variant, fitted with DCNS’ own SETIS combat management system. The contract with DCNS does not include the ships’ armament, which will be provided by MBDA, and which La Tribune says will include MICA VL air-defense missiles and Exocet MM-40 anti-ship missiles. The missile installations are valued at about €50 million, with another €300-400 million for the missiles themselves.

This the Gowind’s second export contract, La Tribune said, after a Malaysian order for six corvettes (still not announced by DCNS), and reinforces the company’s position in Uruguay, where it is competing for an order for three Gowind corvettes, including the DCNS-financed lead ship and concept demonstrator L’Adroit.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corvette; dcns; egypt; france

1 posted on 06/03/2014 11:51:22 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Oh, I thought they were referring to ZR-1’s or Stingrays. Nevermind.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 11:53:41 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

So is this funded by US foreign aid?


3 posted on 06/03/2014 11:58:11 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Chevy Volts. bet ya can’t even give em away !


4 posted on 06/03/2014 11:58:28 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
aztek photo: Aztek!! Pontiac-Aztek-2002.jpg

Instead, a 2003 Pontiac Aztek showed up in the crate.

5 posted on 06/03/2014 12:01:50 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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