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Friday, 3 June 2016

DCNS delivers the 1st Mistral-class LHD to the Egyptian Navy, the Gamal Abdel Nasser

On June 2nd, 2016, DCNS delivered the first of two helicopter carriers acquired by the Arab Republic of Egypt in October 2015, the LHD Gamal Abdel Nasser. The flag transfer ceremony took place in the presence ofEgyptian and French Navies’ Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Rabie and Admiral Rogel, HervĂ© Guillou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DCNS, Laurent Castaing, Chairman and Chief Executive Officerof STX France, and senior Egyptian and French officials. By 2020, DCNS will have supplied at least seven combat vessels to Egypt, thus contributing to the modernisation of the Arab Republic of Egypt's defence system. .

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