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Egypt will soon receive previously ordered Russian landing craft, intended for basing on the Mistral

On Saturday, the French Saint-Nazaire arrived from Boulogne-sur-Mer, the first of two landing craft EDA-R (L-CAT), intended for use in Mistral dock cameras, previously destined for Russia, but then sold to the Egyptian Navy, reports blog bmpd with a link to

ГEDA-R catamaran-type tin speedboat (L-CAT), built by French company Socarenam in a series of two units, originally by Russian order for basing on universal landing craft of the Mistral type

“The all-aluminum hulls of both EDA-R (L-CAT) cutters ordered by Russia were built by the French company Socarenam at the shipyard in Saint-Malo. After launching, both boats were towed for completion at the Socarenam shipyard in Boulogne-sur-Mer. Now the headboat (received the Egyptian tail number GN 011) arrived in Saint-Nazaire for the upcoming transfer to the Egyptian side, ”explains the resource.

The second boat should arrive at Saint-Nazaire before the end of May.

Meanwhile, according to the newspaper La Tribune, Cairo “in the long term plans to order two more Mistral-type helicopter carriers from France”. It is noted that the possibility of concluding such a contract will be discussed by the parties in the near future.

“Thus, Egypt will have four multifunctional Mistral-type ships. Two ships will be based in the Mediterranean, two in the Red Sea, ”the newspaper writes.
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  1. inkass_98
    inkass_98 April 19 2016 12: 41
    And then on the same "Mistrals" it will be possible to deliver refugees to France for "cultural exchange" - the capacity is good.
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz April 19 2016 13: 07
      Egypt will have four multifunctional Mistral-class ships. Two ships will be based in the Mediterranean, two in the Red

      I goofing! Egypt plans to have four Mistral in its composition! And we, meanwhile, the second decade already as a system of Grena belay
      They wanted plastic UDK models (and the ships as a whole) wassat
      1. Evgeny RS
        Evgeny RS April 19 2016 15: 30
        Grena was molested, finally left on the chassis.
        1. Nosgoth
          Nosgoth April 21 2016 16: 09
          next in 30 years? laughing
  2. Andrey K
    Andrey K April 19 2016 12: 41
    Now the Egyptians, for Saudi money, the French will copulate brain laughing
  3. Teberii
    Teberii April 19 2016 12: 42
    For Egypt, this is a good option for controlling the canal.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 19 2016 12: 43
    Katerishko - no skin, no erysipelas. fellow And what is his performance characteristics?
  5. ramzes1776
    ramzes1776 April 19 2016 13: 01
    Is there enough money to keep 4 helicopter carriers, if the Saudis stop throwing loot?
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz April 19 2016 13: 09
      Plus, by themselves, these UDCs mean nothing. They plan to acquire a squadron for them, no? I think frigates like FREMM, as escort ships, would look nice bully
      But who will give them money? request
    2. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall April 19 2016 13: 27
      Earn for yourself. On boats you can ride tourists. And tourist mistrals do not need accompaniment.
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  6. serguchcho
    serguchcho April 19 2016 13: 30
    Come on, brothers Egyptians, otherwise we were waiting, how many helicopters on four sides?
  7. demiurg
    demiurg April 19 2016 15: 45
    Helicopters, MIGs, Mistrals, powerful fractions in foreign currency are obtained. And who sponsors the entire banquet for the purchase of weapons by Egypt? And which gesheft has this?