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Egypt's Mistral class LHDs
« on: September 25, 2016, 12:52:54 AM »
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DCNS delivers the 2nd Mistral-class LHD to the Egyptian Navy, the Anwar El Sadat
 
On 16 September 2016, DCNS delivered the second of two helicopter carriers acquired by the Arab Republic of Egypt in October 2015, the LHD (Landing Helicopter Dock) Anwar El Sadat. The flag transfer ceremony took place in the presence of the two Chiefs of Staff of the Egyptian and French navies, Admiral Rabie and Admiral Prazuck, the chairman and CEO of DCNS, Hervé Guillou, and the president of STX France, Laurent Castaing, together with senior French and Egyptian officials. By 2020, DCNS will have supplied seven combat vessels to Egypt, thus contributing to the modernisation of the Arab Republic of Egypt's defence system.

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Re: Egypt's Mistral class LHDs
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 12:12:05 AM »
Russian delegation to arrive in Egypt to discuss delivery of equipment for Mistral-class LHDs | Navy Recognition - 20 April 2017
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A Russian delegation has headed for Egypt to hold a new round of talks on the delivery of communications and control equipment for the Mistral-class amphibious assault ships, a source in Russia’s military and technical cooperation sphere told TASS.


ENS Anwar El Sadat (L 1020) Mistral-class LHD of the Egyptian Navy. Picture: Egyptian Navy

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Re: Egypt's Mistral class LHDs - Using Avengers for air defence
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 02:43:50 PM »
Egyptian Mistrals using Avengers for air defence | IHS Jane's 360 - 13 July 2017

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The Egyptian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that AN/TWQ-1 Avengers are being put on the flight decks of Mistral landing helicopter dock (LHD) amphibious assault ships to provide short-range air defence.

The Avenger, which has been in service with the Egyptian Air Defence Forces for many years, consists of a manned turret armed with eight Stinger missiles mounted on a modified Humvee.

The confirmation of its new naval role came in the form of a video that the MoD released on 12 July showing the ‘Cleopatra 2017’ joint exercise with the French Navy. An Egyptian Mistral was seen with at least three Avengers strapped to its flight deck and their turrets rotating as if scanning for targets.

Two vehicles that resembled Avengers have been previously spotted on the flight deck of an Egyptian Mistral, suggesting that this is becoming standard practice.


A still from the Egyptian MoD video showing Avengers strapped to the deck of one of a Mistral LHD. Source: Egyptian Ministry of Defence

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Re: Egypt's Mistral class LHDs
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2020, 04:19:25 AM »
https://defence-blog.com/news/russian-made-ka-52-and-apache-helicopters-meet-face-to-face-in-egypt.html

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Russian-made Ka-52 and Apache helicopters meet face-to-face in Egypt
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Russian-made Kamov Ka-52 and AH-64D Apache attack helicopters of Egyptian Air Force were spotted during Egyptian Naval Forces amphibious landing exercises in the Mediterranean on 11 December 2019.

The Scramble Magazine reported that Egyptian Air Force Ka-52 and AH-64D Apache helicopters were noted aboard the ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser (L1010), a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) of the French Mistral class. Notably, both helicopter types were used on the LHD for the first time.

It should be reminded that in 2015 Egypt signed a contract with Rosoboronexport for the purchase of 46 Ka-52 combat helicopters, becoming the first foreign customer of this type of helicopter. Deliveries to Egypt of the export version of Ka-52 helicopters have been carried out since July 2017.

Also, negotiations are underway with Egypt on the sale of a batch of ship-borne Ka-52K helicopters to him based on two Egyptian Mistral UDCs.

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As to Apache, In 1995, the Egyptian Air Force placed an order for 36 AH-64A helicopters. These Apaches were delivered with the same avionics as the U.S. fleet at that time, except for indigenous radio equipment. In 2000, Boeing announced an order to remanufacture Egypt’s existing Apache fleet to the AH-64D configuration, except for Longbow radar, which had been refused by the U.S. government. Egypt requested a further 12 AH-64D Block II Apaches with Longbow radars through a Foreign Military Sale in 2009.


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