The Egyptian Alexandria Shipyard Company officially announced the start of the implementation of the local construction contract for the first Egyptian MEKO A200EN frigate next year.
The company stated in a statement on its official website that the displacement of the contracted frigate is 3,400 tons, its length is 118 meters, its width is 14.8 meters, its draft is 4.3 meters, and its maximum speed is 32 knots.
The company noted that the construction will be done in cooperation with the German TKMS Shipbuilding Company, as the contract signed between the two sides stipulates that the Egyptian Navy will obtain (4) frigates of the aforementioned class, one of which will be built locally.
The frigate is equipped with a main Swedish-made Sea Giraffe radar, which can track more than 200 air and 400 surface targets simultaneously.
The frigate can also carry two helicopters for anti-submarine missions, and also has the ability to carry small unmanned drones for reconnaissance and surveillance missions, as well as the ability to carry two light boats for special forces missions. ●