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Launching of the first Gowind 2500 corvette built in Egypt
Navy Recognition ^ | 07 SEPTEMBER 2018

Posted on 09/09/2018 8:07:44 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

The launching ceremony of the Port-Said Gowind corvette, the first warship built in Egypt, took place on September 6th, 2018 in Alexandria. This launching constitutes a success for Alexandria Shipyard team. It also reflects the effectiveness of Naval Group’s industrial cooperation schemes. This industrial achievement demonstrates the strength of the strategic partnership between Naval Group and Egypt.

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The launching of the Port Said corvette shows the capabilities of the Alexandria shipyard, as it is the first warship built in Egypt. This launching ceremony celebrates the rise in competences of the Alexandria Shipyard team which is now able to build civilian boats as well as state-of-art military vessels.

Along with the first ever delivered Gowind® corvette, El-fateh, already deployed by Egyptian Navy on many operational theatres, it will contribute to increase the Egyptian Navy Power. The corvette is part of a strategic and long-term partnership with Egypt. It is the fifth ship designed by Naval Group, operated by the Egyptian Navy, after the already delivered FREMM frigate Tahya Misr in 2015, the two Landing Helicopter Docks Nasser and Sadat in 2016 and the first Gowind® corvette, Elfateh, in 2017.

Hervé Guillou, Naval Group’s CEO declared: “Naval Group is very proud to be part of this longterm partnership with the Egyptian authorities and industry. This ceremony is an opportunity to reiterate our strong commitment to execute all the programs and to equip the Egyptian Navy with an homogeneous fleet. In addition, Naval Group is pleased to participate in the maintenance and modernisation of this fleet. Naval Group has a long-term presence in Egypt and will remain involved for many years to come in Alexandria as partner of the Egyptian Navy to secure their operations. ”

Naval Group’s commitment to support customers through transfer of technology at each stage of the construction process is reaffirmed. Port Said, the first ever Egyptian made warship, is a proof that industrial cooperation works. The corvette manufactured in Alexandria has identical features and possesses the same performance level than the sea-proven Elfateh, which was built on Naval Group’s site in Lorient and delivered to the Egyptian navy last autumn.

10 Gowind® corvettes sold around the world

The modular design of the Gowind® corvette enabled Naval Group to meet the specific requirements of the Egyptian navy in the shortest time scale possible. The Gowind® corvette, ordered in ten units, meets the challenges faced by navies in changing war environments and offers a complete, multi-mission combat ship for sovereignty operations, the fight against illicit trafficking or maritime protection.

The Gowind® corvette is a concentrate of the latest technological advances developed and mastered by Naval Group in naval defense. It integrates the latest generation of combat systems developed by Naval Group, SETIS®, the "Panoramic Sensors and Intelligence Module (PSIM)" - a combination of the integrated mast with its various sensors and the Operational Centre and associated technical premises - and the high level of integration, automation and user-friendliness of the Naval Group systems. In addition to the Egyptian contract; Malaysia bought Gowind corvettes in 2012.


TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corvette; egypt; france; gowind
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1 posted on 09/09/2018 8:07:44 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Nice.


2 posted on 09/09/2018 8:10:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Wish I had an Egyptian Hakim, Helwan and Rasheed, Strictly for collector’s purposes.


3 posted on 09/09/2018 8:22:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Saw this and thought Chevrolet is building a Vette in Egypt?


4 posted on 09/09/2018 8:25:05 PM PDT by Gasshog ( Fight climate change - Try beating the air and scream at the sky)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Can't be the first...

5 posted on 09/09/2018 8:27:08 PM PDT by CJ Wolf (Free)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
very clean
6 posted on 09/09/2018 8:27:37 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Gasshog

We built M1 Abrahams there


7 posted on 09/09/2018 8:27:53 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_Abrams


8 posted on 09/09/2018 8:41:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Will the next class of Egyptian ships be known as the “BrokeWind 5000”?


9 posted on 09/09/2018 8:44:26 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: sukhoi-30mki

A crew of 65 to operate and maintain all those systems... I suspect that the crew will do little maintenance and leave it to the dockyard when they get back.

Minimum manning complex warships (even a little one like this) sacrifices combat power for cost. I see fatigued crews in this ship’s future.


10 posted on 09/09/2018 8:44:27 PM PDT by Dundee (They gave up all their tomorrows for our today's.)
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To: Dundee

Food, water, air and fuel are all that limit a vessel


11 posted on 09/09/2018 8:48:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Dundee

All I care is who do they sail for?

Are they with us?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YyJVbn0VLI


12 posted on 09/09/2018 8:54:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Dundee

I think that’s the manufacturer’s spec sheet. The user ‘usually’ tends to allocate a larger complement.


13 posted on 09/09/2018 8:56:25 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

The galley is important to me.


14 posted on 09/09/2018 8:59:37 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Food is the greatest binder at sea.


15 posted on 09/09/2018 9:03:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

“The galley is important to me.”

the reason my dad volunteered at the end of WWII for the Navy before he could be drafted: US Navy had much better food than the other services ... which is something that mattered a lot then for a child of the Great Depression ...


16 posted on 09/09/2018 9:04:53 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Depends. If 80 is the max number of bunks, short of hot bunking, I doubt there is much room for more bunks.

Doing concurrent evolutions will be interesting to say the least.


17 posted on 09/09/2018 9:12:12 PM PDT by Dundee (They gave up all their tomorrows for our today's.)
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To: Dundee

Sea storys… fights always occur in the first 2 weeks out.. woman troubles..

Now we have to go on mission with you.. and you aint worth a damn, so we sit you down, and Joey says “yeah she was cheating on you, here is a pic of her sucking my ****”

It’s brutal but we all settle in, a good cook makes a happy crew.

And then BAM! 2 weeks from making home again it starts all over!

https://www.bing.com/search?q=waterboys+this+is+the+sea&form=EDGTCT&qs=AS&cvid=f579c47c15bc4cf8ac3da875b0f2ac4a&refig=1c407b4c49534d3cc1794ec45e7fdf72&cc=US&setlang=en-US


18 posted on 09/09/2018 9:15:32 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Conical most? In high rise buildings that limits wind sway. I wonder if it is more stable in high winds at sea?


19 posted on 09/09/2018 9:17:46 PM PDT by null and void (McCain is dead but his ego lives on.)
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To: catnipman

My Dear old Dad Joined the ARMY and developed a taste for Ham and Lima Bean C Rats LOL,

He grew up poor and it was the 1st time he got fed regularly, but just DAMN Pop!

I joined the Navy


20 posted on 09/09/2018 9:27:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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