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MEKO A-200 frigate Al-Qadir arrives in Egypt’s Alexandria from Germany for active duty

Sunday، 31 December 2023 - 12:00 AM

The MEKO A-200 frigate Al-Qadir has arrived at the Alexandria Naval Base to join the Egyptian naval fleet and contribute to the national vision of maximizing the capabilities of the Armed Forces and enhancing national security.

In a statement on Sunday, Gharib Abdel Hafez, spokesperson for the Egyptian Armed Forces, announced that the frigate was received in Alexandria after completing delivery procedures in the German city of Bremerhaven.

The frigate, constructed by the German company TKMS, adheres to the latest international standards in terms of armament systems and combat efficiency, the spokesperson added.

This delivery is part of the comprehensive strategy implemented by the Armed Forces to develop and modernize the main branches and various specialized weapons, the spokesperson further explained.

In a traditional maritime ceremony, a significant number of naval vessels and helicopters participated in a naval parade off the coast of Alexandria, celebrating the arrival of the Al-Qadir frigate.

MEKO frigate arrives

"The Al-Qadir frigate represents a significant technological addition with immense combat capabilities to the Navy's potential," said Abdel Hafez.

He added that the frigate possesses numerous advanced technical features and armament systems that enable it to efficiently and effectively carry out all combat missions, thus supporting the Navy's combat capabilities.

The frigate will enter active duty in the Egyptian Navy, contributing to the ability to face challenges, mitigate risks, and ensure complete control over Egypt's extended coastlines in the Red Sea and the Mediterranean, the spokesperson emphasized.

Egypt received its first MEKO A-200 frigates, Al-Aziz and Al-Qahhar, in October 2022 and June 2023, respectively, while the fourth MEKO Al-200 was inaugurated earlier this month.

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