The implementation of the contract with Egypt on the transfer of two UDC type Mistral will begin in the coming days

As reported by the French web resource "Mer et marine"In the material"BPC égyptiens: L’entrée en vigueur du contrat attendue incessamment”, In the coming days, the contract for the purchase by Egypt of two Mistral-type universal amphibious assault ships (UDC) built in France, originally signed on October 10, 2015 in the amount of 950 million euros, should enter into force. Egypt should transfer the first tranche for ships in the amount of about half the cost, which will allow to intensify work on the customization of the UDC and the training of Egyptian crews.
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The lead ship built at the STX Lorient shipyard in Loriana for the Russian Navy landing craft of the STM NG type for the assembly of universal landing ships of the Mistral type (c) Vincent Groizeleau built for Russia / www.meretmarine.com
As already reported, in January the Egyptian crew of the first Mistral-type ship in the number of 180 people should arrive in Saint-Nazaire, followed by members of the crew of the second UDC in the spring,which will be transferred to the Egyptians three months after the head body. Interestingly, the Egyptian sailors will study not only the UDC themselves, but also the landing craft originally ordered by Russia. We are talking about landing craft type CTM NG (designed by combining DCNS and built by the STX Lorient shipyard) and two high-speed landing craft-catamaran type L-CAT (designed by CNIM and built at the shipyard Socarenam). These highly modern landing craft were also included in the contract with Egypt. As in the case of UDC, they will also be upgraded - primarily in the part of the signaling means and the man-machine interface.
The resource also clarifies that DCNS is still negotiating with the French government about the return of funds spent in connection with the rupture of the contract for the supply of the UDC of Russia - as a result of which about 150-200 million euros are stuck.
In addition to the two UDCs, Egypt acquired in France a frigate D 651 Normandie of the type FREMM (Tahya Misr), transferred to a DCNS customer in June 2015. The same association contracted the delivery of four Gowind 2500 corvettes to Egypt. The lead ship was laid in the DCNS arsenal in Loriana in September 2015, it will enter service in 2017.The remaining troika will be built in Egypt as part of a technology transfer agreement. It also has an option to purchase two more of the same type of corvettes.
DCNS will strengthen its presence in the Egyptian market, as the concern is responsible for guaranteeing the service of the FRAMM frigate Tahya Misr, and expects to sign technical support contracts and other units of the Egyptian fleet.

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The implementation of the contract with Egypt on the transfer of two UDC type Mistral will begin in the coming days

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