Egypt; Navy negotiates amphibious assault ships buy from Spain

According to information published by Tactical Report on August 4, 2022, the Egyptian government is reportedly in talks with the Spanish company Navantia to acquire amphibious assault ships and patrol boats.

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The Egyptian Navy already has two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships, the Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Anwar El Sadat, that respond to the needs of numerous navies thanks to their versatility.

It allows a wide spectrum of civil and military missions. With a length of 199 meters and a speed exceeding 18 knots, the Mistral-class LHD vessel is characterized by its high capacity for the transportation of troops, equipment, heavy helicopters, and landing craft, which the LHD is capable of projecting around the world.

It is equipped with an electric propulsion system that uses pods. It also has an onboard hospital and can carry out large-scale humanitarian missions. Its highly capable communication system makes it the ideal command vessel within a naval force.

The 2,650-square-metre (28,500 sq ft) vehicle hangar can carry a 40-strong Leclerc tank battalion, or a 13-strong Leclerc tank company, and 46 other vehicles.

Egypt; Navy negotiates amphibious assault ships buy from Spain

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