Type 052D Xi’an Visits Alexandria Before Transiting Suez Canal

August 16, 2019 – Chinese missile destroyer “Xi’an” of the 32nd Chinese naval escort fleet arrived at the port of Alexandria Naval Base of Egypt on Friday for a four-day technical stop. Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang and other diplomats of the Chinese embassy in Egypt as well as more than 300 representatives attended the welcoming ceremony and boarded the ship for a tour. Representatives of the Egyptian Naval Forces and the Commander of the Alexandria Naval Base Hisham Safwat also attended the ceremony. This year marks the 70th…

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Egypt – Follow on Technical Support (FOTS) for Ships

July 30, 2019 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for various ships for an estimated cost of $554 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 29, 2019. The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of Follow on Technical Support (FOTS) that provides for material and labor services in support of Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigates (FFG-7 class ships), Fast Missile Craft (FMC),…

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INS Tarkash Visits Alexandria

June 28, 2019 – In a demonstration of India’s commitment to its ties with Egypt and of Indian Navy’s increasing footprint and operational reach, Indian Naval Ship Tarkash arrived at Alexandria on 28 June 2019 for a three day visit, as a part of Western Fleet Overseas Deployment program. During the visit of Tarkash, professional interactions are planned with the Egyptian Navy towards further enhancing co-operation between the two forces. In addition, calls on senior Government and military authorities, sporting, cultural interactions, exchange visit of ships personnel and sharing of…

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MEPA Panos In the joint cross-country exercise of Greece – Cyprus – Egypt “MIDOUSA 7” in Crete

December 4, 2018 (Google Translation) – National Defense Minister Panos Kammenos , Cyprus Defense Minister Savvas Angelidis and Egyptian Minister of Defense Mohamed Ahmed Zaki attended the joint cross-country exercise “Greece-Egypt-Cyprus” “MIDOUSA 7”, which took place in the sea area off Crete, originally from the helicopter ANWAR EL SADAT and then from the ELLI frigate. The training was also attended by the Chief of Staff of the Hellenic Air Force , Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis , the Chief of Staff, Vice-Chief of Staff, Nikolaos Tsounis , the Chief of Staff, Lieutenant…

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ESPS Relámpago Visits Alexandria

November 27, 2018 (Google Translation) – The BAM “Relámpago” has landed in the port of Alexandria (Egypt) in its transit of incorporation to the Atalanta operation. The purpose of the visit has been to strengthen ties of bilateral cooperation between both countries, especially in the naval field. The Navy ship, with 80 sailors on board between the crew, the 10th Squadron’s on-board air unit, and the Northern Third Security Operative Team, has remained for two days at the Naval Base, the main one in the Egyptian country. It hosts the…

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Juan Carlos I & Blas de Lezo Complete Port Visit in Alexandria

Google Translation The LHD “Juan Carlos I” and the frigate “Blas de Lezo” finish their stopover in the port of Alexandria. During the stay in port, a meticulous program of activities has been carried out during which the capabilities of the LHD “Juan Carlos I” have been shown to the different Egyptian authorities. The activities corresponding to the Bilateral Cooperation Plan between the Spanish Navy and the Egyptian Navy have continued. After the berth, a picket made up of personnel of the ships of the group attended an act of…

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Egypt was not destination of North Korean arms: Spokesman

The Foreign Ministry on Monday 2/10/2017 denied that a shipment of weapons from North Korea was destined for Egypt, as reported in The Washington Post. “Egyptian authorities indeed intercepted a ship flying the Cambodian flag before it entered the southern entrance of the Suez Canal, following information that it was carrying anti-tank rockets from North Korea in violation of (UN Security Council) sanctions,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement sent to AFP. “Egyptian authorities indeed confiscated the shipment and destroyed it in the presence of a…

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