Skip to comments.Launching of the first Gowind 2500 corvette built in Egypt
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 Groups 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 Groups 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 Groups 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 Groups 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.
Wish I had an Egyptian Hakim, Helwan and Rasheed, Strictly for collector’s purposes.
Saw this and thought Chevrolet is building a Vette in Egypt?
Can't be the first...
We built M1 Abrahams there
Will the next class of Egyptian ships be known as the “BrokeWind 5000”?
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.
Food, water, air and fuel are all that limit a vessel
All I care is who do they sail for?
Are they with us?
I think that’s the manufacturer’s spec sheet. The user ‘usually’ tends to allocate a larger complement.
The galley is important to me.
Food is the greatest binder at sea.
“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 ...
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.
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!
Conical most? In high rise buildings that limits wind sway. I wonder if it is more stable in high winds at sea?
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
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