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Egypt’s Navy Launches Largest Locally Produced Combat Vessel to Date

The ship is the first of its kind to be built entirely by the Alexandria Shipyard in Egypt.

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Egypt's Alexandria shipyard made history, as it launched the fourth and final MEKO A200 frigate, named 'Sajm Al-Jabbar' for the Egyptian Navy. This frigate holds significant importance as it is not only the largest locally produced combat vessel but also the first of its kind to be constructed in Egypt under the Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) license.

The ship was unveiled in a ceremony held during the EDEX 2023 defense exhibition at Egypt International Exhibition Center in Cairo, with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in attendance as the chief guest alongside other high-ranking officials.

Egypt had placed an order for four identical frigates, with the first three units being built in Germany, while the final ship was constructed at the Alexandria shipyard in Egypt. The construction contract was signed back in September 2018.