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DCNS Cuts Deal With Egypt for 4 Gowind Ships

Jul. 11, 2014 - 12:20PM   |  
By PIERRE TRAN   |   Comments
Egypt will purchase four Gowind corvettes, with three to be built in Alexandria.
Egypt will purchase four Gowind corvettes, with three to be built in Alexandria. (DCNS)
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PARIS — French shipbuilder DCNS has sold four Gowind warships to Egypt, with the first 2,500-ton corvette to be built in France and the remaining three in Alexandria through a technology transfer, a company spokesman said Friday.

The contract was signed in June and has now gone into effect, the spokesman said. The spokesman declined to confirm the €1 billion (US $1.4 billion) value for the four units reported on the website La Tribune.

This is a “major program for the Egyptian Navy,” he said.

A further two units are held as options, the spokesman said. The deal includes DCNS’ Setis combat management system and is seen as a boost for Egyptian local industry.

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